‘I Am Human’ Film Screening and Panel Discussion


I Am Human Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Now Available On-Demand

As researchers develop new brain implants and continue to unlock the secrets of the brain, society is forced to consider what it means to be human. Will the brain technologies used today in medicine eventually lead to super human abilities or to a revolution of our sense of self?

To explore these challenges and the ethical issues raised by advances in brain science, IEEE Brain and the International Neuroethics Society are organizing a virtual film screening and panel discussion looking at the feature documentary ‘I am Human,’ which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The film explores the co-evolution of humans and technology by following three subjects with implantable brain interfaces and the ethical implications of this technology on society.

Our panel of experts will explore various technological and ethical issues raised in the film and address questions submitted by participants. Panelists include:

  • Nita Farahany, Duke Law School – Leading scholar on the ethical, legal, and social implications of biosciences and emerging technologies, who is a frequent commentator for national media programs and is interviewed in this documentary
  • Jennifer French, Neurotech Network – Accomplished athlete, writer, and speaker who organizes patient engagement initiatives and advises corporations and non-for-profit organizations working in the neurotechnology industry
  • Jacob Robinson, Rice University – Innovative researcher who uses nanofabrication technology to create miniature devices that manipulate and monitor neural circuit activity
  • Joseph J. Fins, Weill Cornell Medical College – Leading scholar and clinician with a focus on the ethical and policy issues related to brain injury and disorders of consciousness, who will serve as moderator for this panel discussion

On-Demand Access

If you missed the live event, the recording of the panel discussion is available at the following link:
Access Panel Discussion On-Demand

Registered attendees can stream the ‘I Am Human’ documentary through 31 December 2020 using the link and password provided in the signup confirmation email.


For further details, visit the event page at INS.