Technology in and for Society: Innovating well for inclusive transitions

2a) Harnessing Responsible Neurotechnology for Brain Health

Dec 7, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


Hundreds of millions of people suffer disorders of the brain and neural systems. Meanwhile, brain science and the associated ability to manipulate the brain and neural systems are deepening. Advances in so-called neurotechnology have the potential to enhance the treatment of brain disorders and build human capabilities, opening new ways to diagnose and treat brain disorders and improve health and well-being. But there are ethical, legal and social challenges associated with the advance of neurotechnology related to privacy, human enhancement, autonomy, and distributive justice. The OECD Council recently enacted the Recommendation on the Responsible Innovation in Neurotechnology to help guide the development of these technologies. ● What kinds of tools and policies are needed to help ensure that emerging neurotechnology advance the mission of brain health in an ethical fashion? ● How can the recently enacted OECD Recommendation best be implemented?



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