Brain simulation and personhood: a concern with the Human Brain Project

  title={Brain simulation and personhood: a concern with the Human Brain Project},
  author={Daniel Lim},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
  • Daniel Lim
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science
  • Ethics and Information Technology
AbstractThe Human Brain Project (HBP) is a massive interdisciplinary project involving hundreds of researchers across more than eighty institutions that seeks to leverage cutting edge information and communication technologies to create a multi-level brain simulation platform (BSP). My worry is that some brain models running on the BSP will be persons. If this is right then not only will the in silico experiments the HBP envisions being carried on the BSP be unethical the mere termination of… Expand
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