INSTITUTE OF BIOETHICS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
NEUROBIOETHICS AND ROBOETHICS – II edition 2018-2019
NEUROSCIENCE THAT LOVES THE HUMAN PERSON
PROGRAM AND OBJECTIVES
The interdisciplinary research group in Neurobioetica (GdN) of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (APRA) in Rome, based upon neuroscientific research and emerging applications to the human being of neuro-technologies, will dedicate much of its reflection, research, publication, and training of the year 2018-2019 to a detailed critical study of the progressive hybridization of humanity and technology. The development of robotics, artificial intelligence, and the multiple applications of human enhancement require today’s men and women to increase their knowledge in order to decide consciously the direction to give to neuro-technology progress.
This second Neurobioethics advanced course ‘Neurobioethics and Roboethics’ will reap the benefits of the interdisciplinary reflection of the GdN. It will be possible to attend the course both online and in person. After the first edition of ‘Neurobioethics and Transhumanism’ dedicated to the Human Head Transplantation and following the second summer week of Bioethics on human enhancement (Human Enhancement, 9-13 luglio 2018), from September 2018 to June 2019, the GdN offers a series of 10 seminars, roundtables, and March’s Brain Awareness Week conference (promoted by DANA Foundation). These meetings will explore the technological, neuroscientific, psychiatric, psychological, philosophical, theological, legislative, bioethics aspects of the progressive hybridization of humanity and technology and the multiple applications of human enhancement, with particular attention to the anthropological, ethics, legal, sanitary, and social consequences for human life.
A special emphasis will be also be given to issues related to the principles ratified by The Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights of UNESCO 2005. The program will thus address themes regarding the limit, dignity, identity, and value of the human body.
School of Bioethics
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights
Institute of Science and Faith
the course consists in a monthly gathering of two hours (seminars or roundtables) from Friday 21/09/2018 to Friday 21/06/2019.
Data, times, and classrooms are the following:
- 21/09/2018, 17-19:00, auditorium (2° floor)
- 26/10/2018, 17-19:00, Tesi classroom (1° floor)
- 23/11/2018, 17-19:00, auditorium (2° floor)
- 14/12/2018, 17-19:00, Tesi classroom (1° floor)
- 25/01/2019, 17-19:00, Tesi classroom (1° floor)
- 22/02/2019, 17-19:00, Tesi classroom (1° floor)
- 15/03/2019, Brain Awareness Week, 15-19:00, Master classroom (1° floor)
- 20/03/2019, 10° anniversario GdN, 17-19:00, Master classroom (1° floor)
- 22/03/2019, 17-19:00, Tesi classroom (1° floor)
- 26/04/2019, 17-19:00, auditorium (2° floor)
- 24/05/2019, 17-19:00, Tesi classroom (1° floor)
- 21/06/2019, 17-19:00, Tesi classroom (1° floor)
Specific experts and speakers will explain the technological aspects about robotics and neuroscience. They will also address the psychiatric, psychological, philosophical, theological, legislative, socio-political, and bioethics dimensions of the progressive hybridization of humanity and technology and human enhancement.
The course is addressed to all those who want to be aware of the development and application of the emerging technologies in human enhancement, in particular: politicians, engineers, doctors, bioethicists, philosophers, theologians, teachers, and trainers. A certificate and 3 ECTS will be awarded to registered students at the end of the course, and after the evaluation of the written work of summary.