THE PROJECT AND ITS GOALS
The Neurobioethics Interdisciplinary Research Group (GdN) at the Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum (APRA) of Rome, inspired by the recent achievements made in the field of neurotechnologies, will dedicate its reflection, research, publication and formation of the year 2021-2022 to the critical analysis of the emerging scenarios relating to the progressive human-technology hybridization: from the developments of electroencephalography to those of magnetic resonance, from the braincomputer- robot interfaces up to the “reading of mind” and the so-called “cybernetic telepathy”. These solicitations of robotics, of the development of artificial intelligence, of the multiple applications of human enhancement, challenge the man and woman of today called to know in order to decide with awareness the direction to be given to neuro-technological progress.
This fifth Training Course in neurobioethics “Neurobioethics and Neurotechnologies” will collect the fruit of the interdisciplinary reflection of the GdN. The course will be offered in Italian and English and will be broadcast online in streaming for those who register.
After a ten-year research experience, the GdN will offer from September 2021 to June 2022, a package
of 10 seminars and the March conference within the Brain Awareness Week promoted by the DANA
Foundation, on technological, neurological, neurosurgical, psychiatric, psychological, philosophical, ethical,
bioethical, legal and theological aspects related to the progressive hybridization of technology to human corporeality through more or less invasive systems of neural interface. The main purpose is to become aware of the anthropological, ethical, legal, health and social consequences and consequences of these uses and interventions for the life of the human being.
Particular emphasis will be given to the consideration of the issues related to the principles enshrined in the UNESCO Bioethics and Human Rights Declaration of 2005. This sensitivity will touch specifically on
issues relating to the limit, dignity, identity and value of the human body.
The course includes a two-hour monthly meeting (seminar or round table) starting on Friday
24/09/2021 until Friday 24/06/2022. The dates and times of the meetings are the following:
• 24/09/2021, 17-19:00
• 29/10/2021, 17-19:00
• 26/11/2021, 17-19:00
• 17/12/2021, 17-19:00
• 21/01/2022, 17-19:00
• 25/02/2022, 17-19:00
• 18/03/2022, Brain Awareness Week 2022, 15-19:00
• 29/04/2022, 17-19:00
• 20/05/2022, 17-19:00
• 24/06/2022, 17-19:00
The specific contents and speakers will be communicated month by month and will progress from the technological, neurological, neurosurgical, psychiatric, psychological, philosophical, ethical, bioethical, legal and theological aspects related to the progressive hybridization of technology to human corporeality through more or less invasive systems of neural interface.
This training course is created for all of those who wish to become more aware of the development, application to humans and the environment of “artificial intelligence”; specifically: politicians, bioethicists, engineers, teachers, trainers, doctors, philosophers and theologians. At the end of the course a certificate will be issued to the attendees, and after the evaluation of their summary of the course, 3 ECTS credits will be issued.
The registration fee and the total course fee is € 400
Registration deadline: 27/09/2021: € 50 of discount
Registration deadline: 31/10/2021
Coordinator of the specialization course:
Prof. P. Alberto Carrara, L.C.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Tel.: +39 06 91689848 – Cell.: +39 345 1066853
School of Bioethics
Neurobioethics Study Group
Institute of Science and Faith