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At ITAS, we contribute to realizing 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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Ethics Council on the challenge of AI

As a member of the German Ethics Council, Armin Grunwald co-authored the statement “Humans and Machines - Challenges of Artificial Intelligence”. The conclusion of the ITAS director: “We insist that humans continue to have the last word.”

New TATuP issue “Modeling for policy”

What role do computer models and AI applications play in policy decisions? And what are the consequences for the work on technology assessment? The current TATuP special topic focuses on these questions.

Report on data mining

How can complex data analysis processes benefit society? A new TAB report explains the challenges associated with data mining on the basis of numerous application examples, especially from medicine and health care.

Non-knowledge as a societal challenge

Experiments to develop new technologies often take place directly in the environment or society. A new TAB background paper sheds light on the governance of such real-world experiments using the examples of green genetic engineering, fracking and ocean fertilisation.




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