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Conversation Quarter, State Library Victoria

Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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BRAIN CONTROL
The impact of science and technology on our mental health, law and privacy

Smartphones, smartwatches, other wearable devices and apps are now a part of everyday life. These technologies promise to improve our lives in many ways, through increased work flexibility and making us more connected to friends, family and the wider world.

In continuously monitoring our thoughts, movements, and behaviours, these devices can uncover new insights about the nature of mental illness. Continuous monitoring may enable doctors to better tailor treatments to patients, and to diagnose and potentially prevent disease. The addition of artificial intelligence may be used to prevent suicide or predict future neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease or dementia.

These technologies raise many social, ethical and legal dilemmas:

  • Who collects and has access to our data?
  • Do we know what is done with our data?
  • Who benefits from this?
  • Is our privacy at risk?
  • Could these data be used to discriminate against vulnerable populations?
  • How might our data be used by third parties such as educators, insurers, employers and courts?

Our expert panellists will discuss the virtues and risks of our digital health data being captured and used by others in the age of Facebook, metadata retention laws, Cambridge Analytica and a rapidly evolving neuroscience.

Join us for drinks and canapes from 5.30pm, with the event starting at 6.30pm sharp.

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Guest MC – Jon Faine, ABC Radio Presenter



More information: www.brainfunction.edu.au
Email: administrator@cibf.edu.au
Phone: (03) 9902 9811

Entrance to the Conversation Quarter is Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street, as detailed below:


BRAIN CONTROL is brought to you by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function, Australian Neuroethics Network, the Law, Health and Wellbeing Group at Monash University and the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University.


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You are welcome to join us for pre-event drinks and canapes from 5.30pm. The event starts at 6.30pm sharp.

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This event is suitable for high school students and adults. ID is not required.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: administrator@cibf.edu.au or phone: (03) 9902 9811.

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