NeuroRights Initiative


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The Challenge: Advances in Neurotechnology Outpace Governance

Any technology that records or interferes with brain activity is defined as Neurotechnology. Neurotechnology, especially when paired with artificial intelligence, has the potential to foundationally alter society. In the coming years, it will be possible to decode thought from neural activity or enhance cognitive ability by linking the brain directly to digital networks. Such innovations could challenge the very notion of what it means to be human.


New Human Rights for Modern Threats

When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948, the future challenges of Neurotechnology and Artificial Intelligence could scarcely be imagined. Consequently, there are no provisions in the human rights document to tackle new risks produced by technological innovations. Rights that were once taken for granted, such as mental privacy or cognitive autonomy, have fallen into jeopardy with the advent of neurotechnologies. 


A Deontology for the Fields of Neurotechnology & AI

There are no unifying codes of ethics governing the neurotechnology field. Neurotechnologies can potentially decipher and display thoughts and intentions of individuals. Ethical guidelines will prompt researchers and practitioners to recognize personal accountability for the societal impacts of their innovations.



The [Chilean] Constitutional Reform project recognizes mental data as Neuro-Rights, grants them the quality of Human Rights, and includes a Bill fo

The objective of this Strategy is to create a trustful environment with an inclusive, sustainable Artificial Intelligence (AI) that puts citizens f

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