Neurotalk-2020: another challenge


NEUROTALK – 2020 is one of the leading international conferences on neuroscience.
The 11th Annual World Congress is on the new horizons in this sector, and it will be held in Singapore on May 2020; the title is “Lifting Toward a New Horizon of Neuroscience“.

Despite being an international congress dedicated to in-depth studies on neuroscience, I will be present, having accepted the “special invitation to deliver a speech“.

My concerns, justified by the fact that although I appear in the various profiles as an innovator (I consider myself a jurist dealing with specific fields), have been dissolved by the straightforward answer of the Congress Chair: “your information is well noted“. It means, hence, that the competence gained over the years also at international level has led the organizers of the congress to make me assume the role of a bond between “Law” and “Science”, intending to explore new horizons.

During the Breakthroughs session in Brain Computers and Artificial Intelligence, I will bring my vision that is based on the relationship between innovative technologies, artificial intelligence, robotics, privacy, protection of personal data and ethics.

Engineering, system, network, connections, intelligence, impulses, transmissions, structures, columns, human behaviour, are just some of the words in common in these two worlds, where probably the exact meeting point is the value of the human being.

Nothing happens randomly.

The idea of looking at things (and human beings) with a multidisciplinary approach reminds me of the experience made in America in March of this year at “The 10th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2019” ( March 12 – 15, 2019 – Orlando, Florida, USA), where I had the opportunity to present my scientific contribution entitled “Ethics and the protection of personal data“, also awarded as Session’s Best Paper.

Discussing and interacting between one sector and another, between the legal and the purely technical (engineering and information technology) worlds, constitutes a concrete enrichment with a view to multidisciplinarity.

Innovation is usually based on technologies and solutions deriving from research but, at the same time, it cannot dismiss from law and legal aspects.

Combining legal and technical skills is undoubtedly a plus also in terms of a multidisciplinary approach.

“Exchanging of ideas” had already taken place in January in Las Palmas when I presented my contribution entitled “Robotics, Intelligent Systems Ethics and Data Protection: the new challenge“, subsequently published in the conference proceedings merged into the book “Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applications of Intelligent Systems” by ACM Digital Library.

For next December, however, the slogan is #everyoneinAthens to talk about e-Democracy at the 8th International Conference on e-democracy; I am honoured to be part of the Program Committee and will participate with the contribution entitled “The value of personal data is the Data Protection and Privacy Preliminary Condition: Synthetic Human Profiles on the Web and Ethics“.

These are all issues are close to my heart, as I mentioned in my summer reflections “Protection of personal data and privacy: what is the starting point?

September is approaching, for many a sort of the beginning of a new year.

It is time for projects and budgets and to look forward to counting on the experience of the past.

If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we swap apples — we each end up with only one apple. But if you and I have an idea and we swap ideas — we each end up with two ideas.” (Charles F. Brannan).

My purpose is to continue the research activities in the possible interactions between Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), IoT, Blockchain and protection of personal data, privacy and cybersecurity, with an ethical approach and trusting in an increase in awareness.


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Nicola Fabiano

Nicola Fabiano, Avvocato cassazionista, Specialista in Diritto Civile, si occupa di protezione dei dati personali, privacy, cybersecurity, IoT, blockchain, innovazione.
Nicola Fabiano is an Italian Lawyer, entitled to represent clients before the Italian High Courts, Civil Law Specialist, and he deals with Data Protection, Privacy, IoT, Blockchain, Cyber Security, innovation.

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