The Neurotechnology Revolution

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12-2pm

A collaboration between

Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and SharpBrains

Rev­o­lu­tions in neu­rotech­nol­ogy will soon influ­ence every aspect of human life. Neu­rotech­nol­ogy can be used to fur­ther under­stand the nat­ural processes of the brain, study and treat neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­ders and injuries, and enhance neural capa­bil­i­ties, result­ing in increased human intel­li­gence and effi­ciency. Out­side of the realm of health, it can be used in social con­texts to improve over­all qual­ity of life. Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs), imaging capabilities, cognitive load and wearable technologies have all improved rapidly and are being applied in multiple fields; thousands of related patents have been filed.

This seminar will zoom in the main opportunities and challenges presented by this rapid transformation, based on two recent reports. The Potomac Institute’s recent publication, Trends in Neurotechnology, is a compilation of information from literature review, seminars, and discussions with experts. SharpBrains’ latest market report, Pervasive Neurotechnology: A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment, and Business, provides extensive quantitative evidence for the rise in non-invasive neurotechnologies both within and outside the realm of medicine.

The seminar will host distinguished speakers and participants from the neurotechnology industry, policy makers, researchers and users of neurotechnology and neuroscience-based innovation. By bringing together researchers, innovators and users involved in neurotechnology alongside policymakers and legislators, we hope to provoke a lively discussion from which novel policy ideas for the successful development and implementation of neurotechnology will emerge, helping harness the tremendous potential in ways that actively benefit society.

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