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Digital Methods for Technology Assessment

Published inHandbook of Technology Assessment, Editors Armin Grunwald
Collection
  • Research Handbooks in Science and Technology Studies series
Publication date2024-10-01
Abstract

With the rise of digital media and the seemingly unlimited possibilities offered by Digital Methods (DM), TA is being confronted with the challenge of keeping up to speed, but also with the opportunity to make use of this data and improve the empirical ground with which to provide guidance and inform public debates. DM can support the detection of weak signals and emerging issues, contribute to exploring opportunities and risks of technologies and elicit public preferences. In addition, DM can be used to convene and facilitate deliberation across geographical spaces and languages. Yet, using DM appropriately necessitates an appropriate infrastructure, as well as a deep understanding of their potential and limits. Future areas of research and application especially concern large language models and will open new possibilities for TA.

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Keywords
  • Digital methods
  • Automatization
  • Text analysis
  • Large language models
  • Technology assessment
Citation (ISO format)
RIOUSSET, Pauline et al. Digital Methods for Technology Assessment. In: Handbook of Technology Assessment. [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2024. (Research Handbooks in Science and Technology Studies series)
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  • PID : unige:176239
ISBN9781035310678
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