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Plenary Session I. Are There Ethical Limits to What Science Can Achieve or Should Pursue?

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Plenary Session I. Are There Ethical Limits to What Science Can Achieve or Should Pursue?


Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall
Abstract: 

Plenary lecture I focused on the moral principles imposed on Today’s scientific research and interrogated whether moral principles should regulate scientific development. Some of the considerations involved issues related to scientific research itself (research methods, authorship, conflict of interest, reporting and responsible) while others dealt with research practices carrying prevailing possibilities for the whole society. Remarkable opportunities such as genome editing, artificial intelligence, driverless cars, machine learning and deep learning create difficult and deep questions and raise concern within the society. While there is not one right answer, the scientific community needs to identify the risks and generate a dialogue with the public. Ethics and science need to progress at the same speed and research projects must be in line with ethical considerations. Science should be an effective instrument to expand human knowledge, solve violence and reduce human suffering. Scientific values thus need to be aligned with the values of the society and scientists must engage in a wider way to reduce anxiety and achieve consensus within the World. International collaborations need to be emphasized more than ever and nations need to work together towards shared goals to advance scientific productivity.  The scientific community has a leadership role, but science alone is not the answer, a collaboration of different representatives of the society, including decision makers, is needed to ensure the appropriation of science.

The panel discussion emphasized that the application of ethical practices in science is a process. Experiments from the past will help to assess the appropriateness of science approach in the future. Ethics should be the new foundation of scientific discovery.
Moderator (confirmed):

    Olivier Dessibourg, Co-founder, Deputy Editor in chief, Heidi.news

Speakers (confirmed):

    Helena Nader, Vice-President, Brazilian Academy of Sciences (Biomedical Scientist)
    Alexander Kagansky, Director, Centre for Genomic and Regenerative Medicine, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia
    Dr Tyrone Grandison, Board Chairman, The Data-Driven Institute
    Kjersti Lohne, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo

Rapporteur:

    Adél Sepsi, Senior Research Associate, ATK MGI

Photo: 

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World Science Forum 2019, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall

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Olivier Dessibourg (moderator)
Prof. Helena Nader (lecturer)
Dr. Alexander Kagansky (lecturer)
Dr. Tyrone Grandison (lecturer)
Dr. Kjersti Lohne (lecturer)

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21 November, 2019

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