A Neurotech Future - Agenda
A Neurotech Future: Ethical, Legal, & Policy Issues
Thursday, April 22, 2021 (open to public) REGISTER
9:15am EST - Welcome from Provost (Mark Green) and the Organizing Committee (Susan Boehnke, David Lyon, Martha Bailey)
9:30am EST - Panel 1: Separating neuroscience reality from science fiction
What is possible now, what is possible in the future, what may never be possible.
Chair: Gunnar Blohm (Queen’s Neuroscience)
- Steve Scott (Queen’s Neuroscience) Brain Computer Interfaces: A history and future directions.
- Ron Levy (Queen’s Neurosurgery) Current Neurosurgical challenges for BCIs.
- Graeme Moffat (System2) Non-invasive methods of measuring brain signals.
- Shideh Ameri (Queen’s Engineering) Graphene based skin-conformal sensor for EEG.
- Ali Etemad (Queen’s Engineering) Towards User-centered BCI.
11:30am EST - Keynote: Judy Iles (UBC, Neuroethics Canada)
Neuroethics as an Anchor for the Canadian Brain Research Strategy.
12:30pm EST - Lunch Hour: Neurotech Company Videos/Meet the Industry Break out Rooms
1:30pm EST - Panel 2: Neurotechnology, Surveillance and Data Privacy
Chair: David Lyon (Director, Queen’s Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC))
- Jason Gallivan (Queen’s Neuroscience) ‘Mind-reading’ with fMRI? Is it possible?
- Catherine Stinson (Queen’s Philosophy, Computing) The artifice of AI mindreading.
- David Murakami-Wood (Queen’s SSC) Societal Impacts of Emerging Neurotechnologies.
- Brenda McPhail (Canadian Civil Liberties Association) Privacy in the Age of Neurotech.
3:00pm EST - Panel 3: Neurotechnologies and Implications for the Legal System
Chair: Martha Bailey (Queen’s Law)
- Samuel Dahan (Queen’s Law) Using AI for Conflict Resolution and Negotiation.
- Jennifer Chandler (UOttawa Law) Legal challenges of neurotech-enabled communication & decision-making.
- Teresa Scassa (UOttawa Law) Legislation (Bill C11) for data protection - Does it apply to brain data?
4:00pm EST - Keynote: John Weigelt (National Technology Officer, Microsoft)
Collaboration for success in policy and regulation: how industry, government, and civil society come together - lessons from responsible AI.
4:20pm EST - Panel 4: Policy and Regulation: Perspectives from Industry and the Government
Chair: Graeme Moffat (Munk School of Public Policy, University of Toronto; System2)
Discussion Panel: John Weigelt (Microsoft), Ariel Garten (Interaxon), Garth Smith (Ontario Brain Institute), Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Member of Parliament, Canada).