Maya Indira Ganesh, DPHIL

Dr. (des) Maya Indira Ganesh is a technology theorist, researcher, and writer. She co-leads a new Masters program on AI, Ethics, and Society at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University developing a formative evaluation of AI and ethics pedagogical practices.

Maya has a Drphil in Cultural Sciences (“Kulturwissenschaften”) from Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany. Her doctoral work examined the computational, social, and cultural conditions of media technologies re-shaping what we mean by the ‘ethical’ and the role of the human in automated decision-making in the case of the emerging driverless car.

In 2022 Maya is part of an advisory board on AI and the arts to the Junge Akademie, part of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin; and a Scientist in Residence at ZKM, Karlsruhe. Prior to her doctoral research, she worked with feminist, gender justice, and digital rights movements in Asia and Europe for over a decade. She is on the board of Arrow, a feminist reproductive health and rights policy organisation in the Asia-Pacific region.