What Does It Mean to Be Human?

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John Wyatt is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, Ethics and Perinatology at University College London and a Senior Associate at the Faraday Institute, Cambridge. He has a clinical background as a neonatologist and as a medical researcher in applied neuroscience, developing new methods for the prevention of brain injury in newborn babies. He has a long-standing interest in ethical dilemmas raised by advances in medical and digital technologies and has frequently engaged in public and professional consultations and debates on complex ethical issues concerning the beginning and ending of life. His book Matters of Life and Death: Human Dilemmas in the Light of the Christian Faith has been translated into more than 10 languages. He co-edited a new book on the ethics of artificial intelligence called The Robot Will See You Now published in 2021, and he is currently writing another book on artificial intelligence to be published by IVP. He is married to Celia and they have three grown-up children and four grandchildren.

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