Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)

Welcome to the leading international institution for technology assessment!

At ITAS, we contribute to exploiting the potential of technical progress while minimizing its risks. Our addressees are politics, business, and society – the actors who shape scientific and technological progress. We offer them knowledge for action and point out possible solutions to global challenges.
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Possible discrimination by algorithmic decision systems and machine learning

TAB examines this topic in the Hintergrundpapier Nr. 24, which uses four case studies to show that unequal treatment by algorithmic decision systems is often a continuation of “pre-digital” unequal treatment.

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Petitions to the German Bundestag

Who knows and uses petitions to the German Bundestag? And how did people learn about the right to petition? The TAB-Sensor Nr. 3 approaches these core questions from the perspective of internet users resident in Germany.

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Online symposium: Future of 3D printing
Online symposium: Future of 3D printing

International experts on 3D printing from the humanities and social sciences will meet in March 2021 to discuss how society can use the technology. The ITAS Vision Assessment team will organize the symposium.

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Crowd working in Germany

From food delivery services to simple click jobs: online platforms have created an extremely flexible job market. An ITAS working paper analyzes this development and provides an overview of initiatives to represent crowd workers in Germany.

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