From May 10 to 12, an online conference with keynote speakers such as Philip Howard and Julian Nida-Rümelin will shed light on the impact of digitalisation, artificial intelligence and virtual realities.
Facial recognition and iris scan are widely accepted. A new ITA study in cooperation with the Austrian Chamber of Labour examines the advantages and disadvantages of biometrics. The authors urge policy makers to protect citizens against mass surveillance and data misuse.
In order to actually help older people through technology, we need a new definition of the term "old age", says Ulrike Bechtold, who asked hundreds of Viennese people about their quality of life. Because older people often don't feel "old", technology development should move away from using helplessness as a motivator. It isn’t.
At the Joint Academy Day on 18 March, Astrid Mager from ITA discussed the social, political and economic impact of the current pandemic with members of the Royal Society of Canada. Watch the video here.
When politicians rely only on scientific advice, they cease to fulfill their role as representatives of the majority, argues Alexander Bogner in his new book. He even sees democracy at risk, because: "Alternative facts are booming when politics seems to have no alternative"