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When Humans Become Cyborgs | DAVOS 2020

Ronaldo Lemos
Director at Institute for Technology & Society
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January 24, 2020, Davos, Switzerland
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Ronaldo Lemos
Director at Institute for Technology & Society
Hiromi Marissa Ozaki
Associate Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts
Victor Dzau
President at National Academy of Medicine
Ilina Singh
Professor of Neuroscience and Society at University of Oxford

LLM, Harvard. Visiting Scholar, MIT Media Lab, Oxford and Princeton University. Twenty years of work experience in technology and policy in the private and public sectors. Visiting Professor, Columbia University's School of International Public Affairs (SIPA). Member of the Board, Mozilla Foundation. Founder, Institute for Technology & Society of Rio. Partner with PNM Law, a leading law firm specialized in tech in Brazil. Co-created Brazil’s Internet Bill of Rights Law (2014). Co-created Brazil’s National IoT Plan (2018). Writes weekly for Brazil’s main newspaper (Folha de S. Paulo) and hosts a weekly show on national TV about technology. Winner of Prix Ars Electronica's Golden Nica (2007). Winner of the Sichuan TV Festival Gold Panda (2019) for the documentary "Expresso Futuro" covering technology and innovation in China.

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Japanese/British artist based in Tokyo. Known for film and multi-media installation works which explore the social and ethical implications of emerging technologies. Has recently presented works in exhibitions such as the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (2019, NY), Milan International Design Triennial (2019, Milan) and Setouchi Art Trienniale (creating a permanent art pavilion at the Benesse Art Site on Teshima). Currently an Associate Professor at the Tokyo University of Arts. From 2013 to 2017, Assistant Professor at the MIT Media Lab, founding and directing the Design Fiction group. To date, has had pieces included in the permanent collections of museums such as the V&A and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

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BSc and MD, McGill University. Formerly: Professor of Medicine, Duke University and Chancellor for Health Affairs, President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke University Health System; Professor of Medicine, Stanford University; Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine, Harvard University; Founder, Corgentech; Founder, Clerigen; former Chairman, CV Therapeutics. Currently: President, US National Academy of Medicine. Author of academic papers, books and patents. Recipient of numerous honours and awards.

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Professor of Neuroscience and Society at the University of Oxford and Co-Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Ethics and Humanities at Oxford. A core research interest is the ethical implications of novel neurotechnologies and psychiatric innovations, especially for children and adolescents. Team also builds innovative tools that give young people a voice in mental health policy, practice and research. Has served on advisory committees e.g. US NIH, UK NHS, JnJ/Janssen, Shire, NICE, EU Research Councils. Member of Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health (2018) and academic lead for the Lancet Global Young Leaders for Mental Health. Holds a Wellcome Trust grant for: Becoming Good: Early Intervention and Moral Development in Child Psychiatry (www.begoodeie.com). Also leads a collaborative research programme on the ethics of genomic research in global psychiatry across six sites in Africa (www.neurogene.org). Past research has focused on the ethics of Ritalin-type drugs for children (www.adhdvoices.com) and neuroenhancement. The ethics of big data, digital interventions, and collective emergent intelligence (bio-engineered insect swarms) are major areas of research development. BA and MA in English Literature, University of Pennsylvania; PhD in Human Development and Psychology, Harvard University.

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Recent advances in brain-computer interfaces are blurring the lines between mind and machine. What steps do leaders need to take now to ensure the ethical and responsible application of human enhancement?

Join an in-depth discussion that explores the principles and priorities for governing disruptive technologies.

Speakers: Ronaldo Lemos, Hiromi "Sputniko!" Ozaki, Victor Dzau, Ilina Singh

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