Hanover, May 24, 2023, Xplanatorium Schloss Herrenhausen, Herrenhäuserstr. 5, 30419 Hanover, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The term brain-computer interface refers to the interface between the human brain and a computer. By means of non-invasive electro-encephalogram (EEG) or the implantation of electrodes in the brain, it is now possible to read out intentions of various kinds. Neurotechnology thus holds groundbreaking potential for improving mobility or communication and for controlling vehicles, and not only for physically impaired persons. Thanks to intensive research, the reliability of the data is constantly improving. But what happens when technology can capture or even influence our thoughts?
The 24th Leopoldina Lecture will address the question of whether the boundaries between human thought and machine may actually blur in the near future and what this could mean for individuals and society.
- Prof. Dr. Dr. Orsolya Friedrich, Institute of Philosophy, Fernuniversität in Hagen, Germany.
- Prof. Dr. Helge Ritter, Neuroinformatics, University of Bielefeld
- Dr. Med. Philipp Kellmeyer, Neurology, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg
The panel discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Thomas Lengauer, Max Planck Institute for Computer Science.
An event in cooperation with the Volkswagen Foundation.