Description: Quickly developing neurotechnologies will have an impact on entire industries, governments, and societies in the future. The Global Future Council on Neurotechnologies will explore these technological developments and their ethical implications for society. The council will outline ethical principles in using data and technology for screening and early diagnostics of mental illness and neurodegenerative diseases.
Overview of the general initiative:
The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils are the world’s foremost interdisciplinary knowledge network dedicated to promoting innovative thinking to shape a sustainable and inclusive future for all.
The network convenes more than 700 of the most relevant and knowledgeable thought leaders from academia, government, business and civil society, grouped in expertise-based, thematic councils. It is an invitation-only community, and members are nominated for a one-year period.
Members of the Neurotech Council:
Co-Chair: P. Murali Doraiswamy, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at Duke University Medical Center
Co-Chair: Elisha London, Chief Executive Officer at United for Global Mental Health
Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief at Springer Nature
Alvaro Fernández Ibáñez, Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains
Jeong Sung-Jin, Principal Researcher, Molecular Development and Ageing Lab at the Korea Brain Research Institute
Tan Le, Chief Executive Officer of EMOTIV Inc.
Husseini Manji, Global Therapeutic Area Head, Neuroscience at Johnson & Johnson
Caroline Montojo, Director, Brain Initiatives at The Kavli Foundation
Mohammad Abdul Aziz Sultan Al Olama, Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
Bjarte Reve, Chief Executive Officer of the Nansen Neuroscience Network
Karen Rommelfanger, Director, Neuroethics Program at Emory University
Shekhar Saxena, Visiting Professor at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Nitish Thakor, Director, Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE) at the National University of Singapore
Andrew Welchman, Head of Neuroscience and Mental Health at the Wellcome Trust
Kim Chow Hei-Man, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
We look forward to many fruitful conversations and collaborations to shape the future of neurotechnology in ways beneficial to all proud brain owners.
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