An Ethics Framework for Brain-Computer Interface Devices

Dr Stephen Rainey
Thursday, 17 November 2022

This lecture will begin at 5pm, and will be followed by a Q+A. All welcome. Booking is not required for this event. The lecture is part of the Centre's project on Public Health, Science and Technology in Muslim Societies.

Dr Stephen Rainey, Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics of Technology, Delft University of Technology, will explore solutions implemented in The Human Brain Project and the BrainCom Project to account for ethical decision making based on dialogue and reasoned collective responsibility. Dr Stephen Rainey believes that a neuroprosthetic speech device that reads the brain of a mute patient, allowing them to communicate once more, is surely a good thing. But it also raises key ethical questions on whether the origin and transcription of that speech.