Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (China) Organizes a Seminar on Brain Health Database Construction and Ethics of Science and Technology: How to Balance Scientific and Technological Advancement with Ethics?

On May 30th, 2024, the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (China), Shanghai Mental Health Center and Brain Health Research Institute of National Medical Center for Mental Disease jointly held a seminar on “Brain Health Database Construction and Ethics of Science and Technology”. During the seminar, more than 30 renowned experts from the fields of mental health, AI, psychology, brain science, data science, ethics of science and technology, data security, and scientific publishing engaged in interdisciplinary dialogues and discussions.

Chrissy Luo, co-founder of Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute, said these topics are of practical significance and forward-looking. She pointed out that the rapid development of artificial intelligence has complicated some ethical issues that originally only arose in scientific and clinical research, such as privacy protection. In addition, AI technology itself brings new ethical and value issues.

For his part, Professor Min Zhao, President of the Shanghai Mental Health Center, touched on the importance of discussing database standardization and related issues from the perspective of database construction. Although AI has attracted much attention with huge potential for actual applications, GPT models are still at an early stage with limited competency in terms of accuracy and expertise. The root cause lies in the quality and standardization of the underlying data which requires the joint effort of professionals for improvement.

The seminar also delved into various aspects of utilizing AI to treat mental diseases such as potential risks, data scale, privacy protection, etc., all of which received positive feedback from the experts and scholars present.

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