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China is harnessing brain-wave trackers and artificial-intelligence to raise better (and more compliant?) students

A grow­ing num­ber of class­rooms in Chi­na are equipped with arti­fi­cial-intel­li­gence cam­eras and brain-wave track­ers. While many par­ents and teach­ers see them as tools to improve grades, they’ve become some children’s worst night­mare. Video: Crys­tal Tai for The Wall Street Jour­nal.

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To address grow­ing pri­va­cy issues such as those high­light­ed in the video above, a new report (opens PDF) pre­pared by the World Eco­nom­ic Forum Glob­al Future Coun­cil on Neu­rotech­nolo­gies and titled Empow­er­ing 8 Bil­lion Minds: Enabling Bet­ter Men­tal Health for All via the Eth­i­cal Adop­tion of Tech­nolo­gies, pro­pos­es a frame­work to address pri­va­cy, trust and gov­er­nance issues in the use of tech­nolo­gies for men­tal health­care.

About the Report:

Title: Empow­er­ing 8 Bil­lion Minds: Enabling Bet­ter Men­tal Health for All via the Eth­i­cal Adop­tion of Tech­nolo­gies

Descrip­tion: The Forum’s Glob­al Future Coun­cil on Neu­rotech­nolo­gies high­lights the role tech­nol­o­gy is now play­ing in help­ing to address men­tal health con­cerns, map­ping the areas for spe­cial focus and high­light­ing the eth­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions for gov­ern­ments, pol­i­cy mak­ers and health leaders.The Coun­cil urges gov­ern­ments, pol­i­cy-mak­ers, busi­ness lead­ers and prac­ti­tion­ers to address the bar­ri­ers keep­ing effec­tive treat­ments from those who need them, which include eth­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions and a lack of evi­dence-based research. The report out­lines eight actions that will enable tech­nol­o­gy to eth­i­cal­ly address men­tal ill-health at scale.

To learn more, click HERE (opens PDF)

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