SCIoI joins the BCCN/M&B in the organization of the Winter School “Ethics of Neuroscience and AI”
Starting this year, SCIoI will be joining the Berlin Center for Computational Neuroscience and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain in the organization of the Winter School “Ethics of Neuroscience and AI” (8–12 March 2021)
For more than a decade, the Winter School Ethics and Neuroscience, organized jointly by Berlin’s Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain has brought together notable speakers from the fields of philosophy and neuroscience for a week of compelling talks and workshops. “The Winter School was created in 2009 as an addition to the joint Bernstein Center’s degree in computational neuroscience,” explains founder and organizer John-Dylan Haynes, “and 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. But neuroscience and ethics are so deeply correlated with machine learning and AI, that this year we decided to join forces with SCIoI.”
Because of this, this year’s program features an entire day dedicated to AI (10 March) with a talk by clinical neuroscientist Philipp Kellmayer (University Medical Center Freiburg) on “Ethics of AI in Neuroscience: Brain-Computer Interfaces,” a keynote lecture by philosopher and economist Christoph Lütge (Technische Universität München, Institute of Ethics in Artificial Intelligence) on “Ethics of AI With a view on Business,” and a talk on robotics and AI by our SCIoI member Verena Hafner.
“There is such tremendous overlap in ethical challenges between the fields of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and artificial intelligence that adding SCIoI to the equation was only natural,” says John-Dylan Haynes. “It’s great that here in Berlin we have the critical mass to provide an integrative view of human and machine cognition.”
More information here.