Alix Rübsaam is the Director of Curated and Research Content at Singularity University. In this role she is responsible for creating, curating, and researching content that educates individuals, businesses, and leaders through SU’s programs and memberships.
As Faculty at SU, Alix’ research investigates the societal and cultural impact of exponential technologies. Her focus is on changing ideas about humanity in technological contexts such as Artificial Intelligence, (autonomous) robotics, information technologies, and digital environments.
Alix’ current research centers around two large scale projects. The first of these is a deep dive on 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 and biased outcomes, and to empower leaders to build AI that is equitable, fair, and just. The second project comprises an analysis of the digitalization 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.