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Responsible neuroengineering: Neurotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance our lives if it preserves our 1) privacy, 2) identity, 3) agency and 4) equality, researchers say

After having electrodes implanted in the brain to stimulate neural activity, some people have reported feeling an altered sense of identity.

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Four ethical priorities for neurotechnologies and AI (Nature):

Artificial intelligence and brain–computer interfaces must respect and preserve people’s privacy, identity, agency and equality, say Rafael Yuste, Sara Goering and colleagues.

“Consider the following scenario. A paralysed man participates in a clinical trial of a brain–computer interface (BCI). A computer connected to a chip in his brain is trained to interpret the neural activity resulting from his mental rehearsals of an action. The computer generates Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Anna Wexler to discuss the Present and Future of DIY Brain Enhancement at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th)

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Proud to confirm that Dr. Anna Wexler, a science writer, filmmaker and postdoc fellow in advanced biomedical ethics at the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss the Present and Future of DIY Brain Enhancement (especially brain stimulation modalities such as tDCS) at the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit.

Her research centers on the ethical, legal and social implications of emerging neurotechnology. Dr. Wexler received Read the rest of this entry »

Reminder: Last 12 hours to submit pitches to the Brainnovations Pitch Contest!

This is the Brainnovations Judging Panel…our very own “Sharp Tank”

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A quick reminder that the Brainnovations Pitch Contest is accepting submissions until today, October 31st, 11 PM US Pacific Standard Time. We are looking for startups worldwide, founded no earlier than 2012, for-profit or non-profit, working on ways to harness brain research and emerging technologies to help every person thrive in the digital age. Read the rest of this entry »

Reminder: Last days to submit pitches to the Brainnovations Pitch Contest!

This is the Brainnovations Judging Panel…our very own “Sharp Tank”

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Just a quick reminder that the Brainnovations Pitch Contest is accepting submissions until October 31st, 11 PM US Pacific Standard Time. We are looking for startups worldwide, founded no earlier than 2012, for-profit or non-profit, working on ways to harness brain research and emerging technologies to help every person thrive in the digital age. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet 40 Experts and Innovators shaping Brain Health & Enhancement on December 5-7th, at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

We are proud to announce these 40 confirmed Summit Speakers, Chairs and Judges at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on December 5-7th. What an incredible brain trust shaping the future of brain health and enhancement!

Here are just a few:

Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Professor of Neurology and Founding Director of Neuroscape at UCSF

Dr. Gazzaley is a faculty member in the Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry departments, and Director of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory conducting research on the neural mechanisms of attention and memory. Dr. Gazzaley is also co-founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive Labs, a company developing therapeutic video games, and co-founder and Chief Scientist of JAZZ Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in experiential technology to improve human performance.

Dr. Adam Haim, Chief of the Clinical Trials Operations and
Biostatistics Branch at the NIMH

Dr. Haim oversees the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Both programs help small businesses fund R&D with strong potential for technology commercialization, and a significant portion of their current grant portfolio is focused on the development and evaluation of mHealth interventions and digital health technology.

Alexandra Morehouse

Alexandra Morehouse, CMO of Banner Health

Alexandra M. Morehouse is Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems. Prior to Banner Health, she was the Vice President of Brand Management at Kaiser Permanente, and CMO of AAA. She has served on the boards of the Harvard Business School Community Partners, SnapFish, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ODC Dance, and UC Davis.

Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO)

Dr. Fenney runs the Neurotechnology Industry Organization, a global trade association representing companies involved in neuroscience, brain research institutes and patient advocacy groups. Prior to NIO, Alison was Manager of Industry Relations at the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) in Canada, and also worked in Equity Research at Bloom Burton & Co.

Álvaro Fernández, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains

Álvaro Fernández, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Enhancement, runs SharpBrains, an independent market research firm tracking health and performance applications of brain science. Mr. Fernandez is the co-author of “The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age”, and the Editor-in-chief of SharpBrains’ market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology.

 

For more, here you can Meet 40 Experts and Innovators at the frontier of Brain Health & Enhancement.

 

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