Do nanoparticles endanger the environment? Can nanomaterials in solar panels promote sustainability? All about the ITA’s ongoing nano research, important events and current news can now be found on the new NanoTrust webpage.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to massively endanger our fundamental right to data protection and privacy. A new EU law is to define what AI can and cannot do. On March 28, experts will discuss recent proposals and identify gaps at PANELFIT'S final event at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
With Covid-19, politicians have listened to science more than ever before. Technology Assessment (TA) stands for promoting socially and ethically sound decision-making. An online conference will focus on efforts in Eastern and Central Europe, registration is now open.
The Covid-19 pandemic completely changed Vienna traffic. Bike lanes and pedestrian zones popped up (and disappeard), and public transportation numbers dropped to 80 percent fewer passengers in 2020. ITA researchers Tanja Sinozic and Gloria Rose analysed these changes, and suggest we should keep some around.
Nanomaterials such as nanoplastics or nanosilver are used in many products. For years, tons of particles have spread in the environment. In a new ITA Dossier on Nano safety André Gazsó and his team explain why early risk assessment is crucial.
Mass surveillance through biometrics, Covid's influence on the relationship between science and politics, search engines with bias, the risks of a large scale blackout - 2021 was an exciting year for technology assessment. Here are our most read research results.
Technology assessment focuses on issues such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and the effects digitization and the energy transition will likely have on Europe. Its priority is always the impact of technologies on the individual and on society, but it also assesses their environmental and economic implications.