Maya Indira Ganesh is a feminist technology researcher, speaker and writer working with arts and culture organisations, academia and NGOs. She has two Masters degrees and is a doctoral candidate at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany.  In 2019, she joined the Künstliche Intelligenz und Medienphilosophie (KIM) research group at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe on their new project, AI and the Society of the Future.  Her PhD is about the culture of computational ethics- simulation, agent-based modeling and mathematics to provide a ‘descriptive as opposed to prescriptive’, means to ‘explore how multiple individual agents interact with each other as well as the agent society with regard to a moral dilemma, thereby providing a means of analyzing the evolution of an emergent ethical system of the agent society’ (Ruvinsky 2007: 76-77)-in the construction of machine ‘autonomy’, AI and the evolving role of the human. Her work specifically investigates computational approaches to ethics in the case of autonomous vehicles. She is working towards submitting her doctoral dissertation in Spring 2020.Her other research interests include: design and ethics; gender, technology and human rights; arts, culture and digital technologies; affective computing; human-non human intra-actions. She has worked with Tactical Technology Collective, the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, Point of View Bombay, UNICEF India, and the APC Women’s Rights Program.  Maya is on the advisory board of ARROW, a sexual and reproductive health and rights policy advocacy and research organisation in Asia; and a 2019-2020 juror at Akademie Schloss Solitude.She tweets @mayameme and lives in Berlin.

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  1. Dear Maya ! I take care of PR for Landing Festival Berlin, a two-day tech event that aims to empower professionals to boost their careers, on April 3rd – 4th. I’d like to connect with you in regards to the same. Thank you!

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