The Implications of Neuralink and Brain Machine Interface Technologies

William Armstrong, Katina Michael

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Abstract

Brain machine interfaces (BMI) have traditionally been considered for medical prosthetics. They are now being presented as a means to 'merge with the AI'. Entrepreneur Elon Musk has begun trialing his Neuralink technology on pigs, and hopes to incorporate human subjects into his clinical trials of a 'breakthrough technology' before year end. Independent of the technology's success to continue through the medical innovation process via the US Food and Drug Administration, it is time to be pondering the social implications of this novel technology. This paper points to some of the questions philosophers and practitioners alike are asking about the potential for BMI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, ISTAS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages201-203
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781665415071
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, ISTAS 2020 - Virtual, Tempe, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2020Nov 15 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Technology and Society, Proceedings
Volume2020-November

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, ISTAS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Tempe
Period11/12/2011/15/20

Keywords

  • BCI
  • BMI
  • Brain Machine Interfaces
  • Neuralink
  • Public Perceptions
  • Risk Imaginary
  • Social Implications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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