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Alix Rübsaam

VP, Research, Expertise + Knowledge
  • Honorific
  • Department
    Leadership Team
  • Technology Interest Areas
    Artificial Intelligence, Computing, Global Grand Challenges, Ethics, Governance

Alix is the Vice President of Research, Expertise and Knowledge at Singularity. In this role she oversees Singularity’s research efforts, body of knowledge, and community of experts. Among other things, she designs the curricula for SU’s flagship Executive Programs.

In addition to this role, Alix is a researcher in philosophy of technology and cultural analysis. Her current research centres around two large scale projects. The first of these is a deep dive on responsible AI, algorithmic bias and exclusion. Within this project, the aim is to raise awareness about the impact of automated decision-making algorithms, to explicate how decisions made in the design process can lead to unwanted outcomes, and to empower leaders to build AI that is equitable, fair, and just. The second project comprises an analysis of the digitalisation of information, its effects on decision making, and on ethics. The purpose of this project is to reposition decision makers vis-à-vis the way they inform themselves, to investigate and challenge computational paradigms, and to envision an approach to ethics that befits 21st century dilemmas.

Prior to joining SU, Alix studied as a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). Here, she researched the collaboration between human and nonhuman (technological) agents at the intersection of humans and computational systems. She has written and speaks about cyberpunk and science fiction literature, autonomous weapon systems, embodied robotics, artificial intelligence, and AI bias.