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PUBLIC TALK: Engineering and Ethics with Neural Culture

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Today's date is Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Engineering and Ethics with Neural Culture : Public talk with SymbioticA resident researcher Riley Zeller-Townson Other events...
New media artworks that feature living neural networks, such as “MEArt” and “Silent Barrage,” suggest that humans have ethical obligations to these hybrid neuro-robotic entities. These entities are interesting from an ethics perspective, as interaction between the entity and it's environment is constructed by the artists and scientists who built the piece, but the tissue that performs that interaction is built of the same material that (it is believed) experiences pain and suffering in a live rat. This presentation is part of ongoing research into the types of constructed entities we have obligations towards, as well as the extent of those obligations.

Riley Zeller-Townson is a Biomedical Engineering PhD Student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University in Atlanta, USA, in the lab of Dr. Steve Potter. Riley's research focuses on the role of the axon in neural computation and what artificial intelligence can get out of neuroscience. Riley is also a Neuroethics Scholar at the Emory University Neuroethics Program, where he studies the ethical claims of artwork that includes live neurons.
Speaker(s) Riley Zeller-Townson
Location SymbioticA, Room 228 Anatomy Physiology and Human Biology
Contact Chris Cobilis <[email protected]> : 64885583
URL https://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/activities/seminars
Start Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:00
End Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:30
Submitted by Chris Cobilis <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:08
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