Ethical capacity-building through societal debate
Another core assumption NHNAI project relies on is that academic expertise alone cannot solve the question of what it means to be human at the time of neurosciences and AI. The question of humanism asks for societal debate with all concerned stakeholders. NHNAI network’s main goal is thus to trigger, facilitate and support societal reflection about humanism at the time of neurosciences and AI in different countries all over the world.
Humanism as a societal question
Academic expertise at the service of societal debate
Ethical capacity-building within and with society
Ultimately, NHNAI project aims at contributing to the emergence of a critical mass of individuals and organizations who adopt an integral approach and frame challenges raised by AI and neurosciences through the prism of humanism.
Through societal questioning, involved actors grow in their ethical capacities. They develop strong ethical awareness and expectations with respect to societal issues raised by neurosciences and AI and contribute to changes in policy making and ethical regulation, support for regulatory political efforts, ethical entrepreneurship (notably through consumer choices), and methodological inspiration.
To foster ethical capacity-building among participants to societal reflection, NHNAI relies on CartoDEBAT, a civic-tech company offering a citizen dialogue platform designed with the help of scientific collaborations during educational projects and environmental R&D studies.