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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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New standard for “Responsibility by design”

How can we ensure that innovations meet societal needs and find a broad consensus within society? Together with European partners and experts, ITAS has developed guidelines for research and business strategies to innovate responsibly.

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Guest researcher combines research and art

What role can artistic research play in technology assessment? The Chinese curator for media art Nikita Lin is pursuing this question for one year as a scholarship holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at ITAS.

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What can European societies learn from the COVID-19 pandemic?

The European Network of Parliamentary Technology Assessment Institutions (EPTA) will present a report at their annual conference on 9 November 2021.

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Deepfakes: Approaching a complex phenomenon

Media content manipulated by AI provokes new questions regarding the authenticity, credibility, and verifiability of information. Researchers from different disciplines analyze the social implications and options for regulating this technology.

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