Virtual Program: The brain computer interface is coming and we are so not ready for it

By | October 3, 2020

Paul Tullis, Dawn Sinclair Shapiro, Amy OrsbornPaul Tullis, Dawn Sinclair Shapiro, Amy Orsborn

Join us on Wednesday, October 21 for a virtual program: The brain computer interface is coming and we are so not ready for it, a discussion featuring Amy Orsborn, Paul Tullis , and moderated by Dawn Sinclair Shapiro.

  • When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    1:00 pm Central
  • Where: Zoom Meeting
  • Registration: Free. Register here.

Paul Tullis and Amy Orsborn will be in conversation with Dawn Sinclair Shapiro as they discuss Tullis’ recent Bulletin article, “The brain-computer interface is coming and we are so not ready for it.”

In it, Tullis describes the duel-edged sword of this technology and notes “a host of ethical legal, and social questions [that] will arise.”  He also acknowledges that “the human brain is reluctant to give up its secrets.” Join us to discussthe progress and pitfalls of a disruptive technology that we know is coming, but aren’t doing nearly enough to prepare for.

  • Amy Orsborn is the Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Washington.
  • Paul Tullis is a science journalist who has published in outlets such as The New Yorker, National Geographic, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
  • Dawn Sinclair Shapiro is a journalist, filmmaker, and Bulletin supporter.

Media welcome. Contact Janice Sinclaire: [email protected].

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