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neurosciences

Will our brains remain human?

In the 19th century, skulls and brains were measured to justify the hierarchy between sexes, races and social classes. In the 20th century, cognitive tests, brain imaging and genes were discovered and accepted as modern criteria. What will the 21st century be like, since the discovery of plasticity?

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Improving the human being is not without risks for society.

An international team is looking at new technologies that improve human physical and cognitive skills, their development and their distribution in society. The possibilities are dizzying, but they raise many questions about the very essence of human beings, about what is useful for their development, about what is useful for their well-being and about what is not.

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Becoming a human robot

The intelligence behind artificial "intelligence" (AI) is suspect. Admittedly, we are less and less doubtful of its remarkable technical capabilities. On the other hand, we increasingly doubt its... intelligence. For example, we hesitate to speak of genuine intelligence - in the strongest sense of the word - even though

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immortality

Immortality - Last Frontier

Eternal life is mankind's oldest dream. A dream that could come true. Today, in the West, the quest for immortality has moved from a metaphysical question to technical and scientific considerations. In this film, the investigation focuses on the progress of laboratory research around the world.

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bioethics

Human, Post-Human: at the European Bioethics Forum

On 30 January next, the European Bioethics Forum will open its seventh edition until 4 February. On the theme "Human, post-human", which will be broken down into 35 debates, 135 experts, 40 major witnesses from the public, 370 schoolchildren and the general public will give their views. The human being is being transformed before our eyes, physically,

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The Augmented Man, a fantasy come true...

The emergence of new technologies and the progress made in many fields (digital, robotics, medicine...) have revolutionized our daily life and the way we look at the evolution of humanity in just a few years. What will we look like in the future? What are the limits? Answers at the France Culture conference

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Immortality

Will we ever be immortal?

In less than fifteen years, the prophecies of those who foretell the victory over death and the triumph of a non-biological life form are likely to be fulfilled. Google's slogan "we're going to kill death" is not just an advertising slogan. For unbridled technology is moving inexorably towards the

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Patenting the inhuman

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Patent the inhuman. It is the human who takes the initiative, today, yesterday and the day before yesterday. Today, the Islamic state uses the most sophisticated information technology to recruit idle, senseless young people to commit atrocities. Isn't playing ball with decapitated heads, crucifying, enjoyable and worthy of being broadcast?

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Biom, the bionic leg

Hugh Herr, head of the Biomechatronics Laboratory at the MIT Media Lab, has developed a leg prosthesis called "BIOM T2". These prostheses, with embedded artificial intelligence, now allow people to access movements that were previously impossible to perform, but more importantly, they adapt to

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