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Thematic evening “Wie fair ist die digitale Welt?”Thematic evening “Wie fair ist die digitale Welt?”

On Tuesday, 26. February 2019, the next session of technik.kontrovers will take place. Scientists and the audience will discuss about the discriminatory risks of using artificial intelligence in areas like jobs, lending or health insurance.

Components of the Open Artificial Pancreas SystemType 1 diabetes: Impact assessment on DIY technology

With hacked insulin pumps, a growing community wants to better meet the needs of people with type 1 diabetes. A PhD project sheds light on the background of the jointly developed alternative to established medical technology.

Students of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University visiting ITASVisit by students from Moscow

From 16 to 25 January 2019, ITAS provided insights into current developments in Technology Assessment to prospective sociologists of technology from Russia. Researchers from several disciplines and institutions took part in the programme.

Developing a solar energy system for the Mixteca area in the State of Puebla, MexicoEnergy transition in Mexico

The innovative use of renewable energies could have significant ecological, economic and social benefits for Mexico. At ITAS, Patricia Oviedo develops strategies for the implementation of a solar energy system in the arid Mixteca region of the country.



Study Attitudes towards big data practices and the institutional framework of privacy and data protectionAttitudes towards big data practices

Researchers of the ABIDA project conducted a nationwide survey in Germany on opinions towards big data applications in practice. One of the results: Automated decisions are mostly rejected irrespective of demographic characteristics or personal values.

news_2019_tab_001From A for “Autonomer Güterverkehr” to Z for “Zukunft der Apotheken”

TAB has published six new short thematic profiles from its “Horizon Scanning” series.