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Human Brain Project Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

The Human Brain Project raises new questions in ethics about our relationship with technology.

The power of Science strides ever forward, in particular.when it comes to understanding our human brains. Yet notably, the fundamental reasons for this are for "disease" and "electronics." What if a self aware entity appears? Would that not be a successful result of the project? And how will it feel about daily reboots, memory wipes, and drug experiments? The ethical, biological, and spiritual consequences of this project (and others) should be understood — and they have committed 3% of their budget ($30 million euros) to this cause.

I am also interested in how such an endeavor will be managed. I predict new methods of organizational coordination will be invented. I think there may be some philosophical conundrums (help, Dr. Douglas Hofstadter!) to overcome.

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