The Brave New World of Human-Machine Interfaces

  • Published24 Jan 2020
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Technological advances in medicine paved the way for devices that communicate directly with the nervous system. These neural-digital interfaces include prosthetics with a sense of touch, injectable nerve stimulators, and virtual reality experiences. Now, scientists are thinking beyond the medical field. They’re exploring how technology can expand the human experience and examining the ethical, social, and legal implications of the human-machine relationship.

This diverse panel of experts discusses how to develop and distribute human-machine interfaces in a responsible manner.

This video is a recording of a panel on Neural-Digital Interfaces, presented at Neuroscience 2019 for the Social Issues Roundtable.

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