Science of Intelligence

Our Winter School Ethics of Neuroscience and AI begins on 28 February!

The Winter School Ethics of Neuroscience and AI is a key annual event where researchers can learn about and discuss the ethical dimensions of intelligence research. It is organized by Science of Intelligence in collaboration with Berlin’s Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.

Every year it brings together notable speakers from the fields of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, computer science, psychology, medicine and philosophy for a week of compelling talks, workshops and discussions. Topics include: philosophy of ethics, animal experimentation, human ethics boards, ethics of AI, good scientific practice, deep brain stimulation, neuroenhancement, data protection, forensic neuroscience and legal aspects of neuroscience.

This year’s edition will take place digitally from 28 February to 4 March. In addition to the keynote by Kent Kiehl and a talk by Patrick Haggard, this year’s Winter School includes talks by SCIoI members John Dylan Haynes, Lars Lewejohann, and Henning Sprekeler, as well as other interesting talks about AI, scheduled on “AI Day” (Wednesday 2 March).

The event was founded in 2009 by SCIoI PI John-Dylan Haynes as the Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience. First, it was primarily aimed at the Bernstein Center’s degree in computational neuroscience, but it was so well-received that participation was soon opened to the public – and its organization expanded to also include the Berlin School of Mind and Brain and SCIoI. Since 2021 the school has expanded to include the important ethical challenges of machine learning and AI.

Flip through the booklet below and check out this year’s program!