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Final disposal: Questions for centuries

How can we prepare decisions around a nuclear waste repository today that may not become relevant for another 500 years? This question is addressed in a new volume published by ITAS researchers.

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Technology assessment in times of multiple crises

On 17 October 2022, members of parliament and researchers met for the international EPTA conference in Berlin. There, they discussed the political and societal handling of disruptions and the role of TA for parliaments.

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AI in administration

A new TAB working report deals with perspectives for a successful digitalization of administration. It focuses on international examples of the use of AI and distributed ledger technologies (DLT).

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Taking part in the energy transition

How can as many people as possible participate in the transformation of the energy system? Researchers at ITAS have spent four years developing participation formats – digitally and on site in Karlsruhe. Now the project has been completed.

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