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China Rolls Out Ethical Guidance for BCI Research

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A brain computer interface (BCI) system on display at the 2023 World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin on May 18, 2023.

The guideline highlights that research that replaces or weakens human judgment and decision-making abilities, or significantly interferes with or blurs human autonomy and self-awareness, should be avoided.

Credit: Chi Jingyi/GT

China's Ministry of Science and Technology issued an ethical guideline for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

The guideline lays out the basic principles for conducting BCI research, including protecting health and improving well-being, respecting research subjects, moderately applying the technology, adhering to fairness, and ensuring equity, safety, and informed consent.

The guideline further states BCI research should be avoided if it weakens human judgment and decision-making, or if it significantly interferes with human autonomy and self-awareness.

From People's Daily (China)
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