International workshop: Should we fund human cognitive enhancement research?
Should we fund human cognitive enhancement research?
RRI for human cognitive enhancement: a case study
Venue: Fritjof Nansen, Norway House, Rue Archimède 17, Brussels
Time:13th January, 2017, 12.00-16.30
- In what way could research policy actively engage in the area of human cognitive enhancement (HCE)?
- Can strategic funding of select areas of HCE be used to address societal challenges, such as health, ageing, better learning and increased productivity?
- How might responsible research and innovation (RRI) be used to inform such a funding approach?
These are some of the questions that were addressed in an international workshop on HCE governance organised by the Czech-Norwegian funded HCENAT (Naturalness in Human Cognitive Enhancement) project. Human cognitive enhancement applications and technologies have the potential to address significant societal challenges, ranging from ageing and well-being to increased economic competitiveness. At the same time, there are considerable ethical and social implications of HCE that warrant deliberation and discussion.
Workshop at Brussels (2017).