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Front. Artif. Intell., 15 April 2021
Sec. Technology and Law
Volume 4 - 2021 |

Corrigendum: The Autonomous Mind: The Right to Freedom of Thought in the Twenty-First Century

  • Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

A Corrigendum on
The Autonomous Mind: The Right to Freedom of Thought in the Twenty-First Century

by McCarthy-Jones, S. (2019). Front. Artif. Intell. 2:19. doi: 10.3389/frai.2019.00019

An addition has been made to the Acknowledgments. The updated Acknowledgments statement appears below:


“The author is grateful to the two reviewers of this paper, as well as Richard Mullender, Brendan Kelly, Patrick O'Callaghan, and Roseline McCarthy-Jones, for their insightful comments on this manuscript. The author would like to acknowledge Ms. Susie Alegre for introducing him to the right to freedom of thought in international law as applied to contemporary technological developments, including the work of Vermeulen (2006), Bublitz (2014), Bublitz and Merkel (2014) and Boire (2001). This framework was applied in a separate analysis in Alegre (2017).”

The author states that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated.


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Keywords: human rights, privacy, psychology, law, machine learning, big data

Citation: McCarthy-Jones S (2021) Corrigendum: The Autonomous Mind: The Right to Freedom of Thought in the Twenty-First Century. Front. Artif. Intell. 4:672279. doi: 10.3389/frai.2021.672279

Received: 25 February 2021; Accepted: 10 March 2021;
Published: 15 April 2021.

Edited and reviewed by: Radboud Winkels, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

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*Correspondence: Simon McCarthy-Jones,