Hello, my name is Alexa Steinbrück - I am a software developer, artist, AI researcher and educator based in Leipzig, Germany.
I love to demystify Artificial Intelligence, think about the intersection of AI & Creativity, and develop experimental interfaces.

AI & Creativity SEE ALL

During the last 2,5 years I co-lead the XLab, a lab for AI & Robotics at a university of art and design. Together with my colleague Simon we started a podcast where we speak with artists and designers on how they apply machine learning in their creative practices. My educational background reflects my long term interest in the intersection of art and computing, especially AI: I studied Fine Art in Germany and France and then did a BA in Artificial Intelligence (2014) at the University of Amsterdam.

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Emotional Glossary for Creative AI

How does it feel to work creatively with machine learning? This crowd-sourced project attempts to map the landscape of emotions that we observe when we interact with generative machine learning systems in a creative manner.

AI/ML Research Language Co-creativity Community 2022 (ongoing)
Overexposed collage with computer vision bounding boxes and a Jacquard weaving machine

XLab @ Burg Giebichenstein

For 2,5 years I was the co-lead of the first lab for AI & Robotics at a German art university: The XLab at the University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein

AI/ML Research Teaching Co-creativity 2020-2022
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Podcast "Towards co-creation"

Tech/Art Podcast where my co-host Simon and I chat with designers and artists about how they use machine learning and other AI tools in their creative practices

AI/ML Research Co-creativityCommunity 2021 (ongoing)
A person infront of a big screen showing an image of a mysterious castle and a tablet with a chatbot application on it


A conversational interface for text2image for collaborative imagination (Stable Diffusion)

AI/ML Design Interfaces Co-creativity Programming 2022
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AI Demystification SEE ALL

Demystifying Artificial intelligence has many faces for me, from language to images: Improving the visual representation in media (Better Images of AI), analysing the very words used in public conversations about AI, finding new metaphors, giving workshops to teach the technical basics of machine learning, explaining the code of a public Colab notebook line-by-line or narrating the (sometimes funny) fails and limits of so called "intelligent" systems.

I am very passionate about this, because it's both political and personal: Read more

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The Literal Unseen

Visualising artificial intelligence

AI/ML Research Language Co-creativity 2022
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Better Images of AI (BIOAI)

A campaign and community to improve the visual language for AI

AI/ML Awareness Campaign Community 2021 (ongoing)
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AI Myths

Busting the most common myths about Artificial Intelligence

AI/ML Website Campaign 2019, with Daniel Leufer (Access Now / Mozilla fellow)
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AI Fails - Horrible or Adorable (Talk)

I gave a talk at the "KI & Wir" conference, showcasing both fun and weird fails of Artificial Intelligence as well as heavy and harmful incidents.

AI/ML AI Education 2021
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Talks & Interviews


Since 2020 I am co-hosting the podcast "Towards co-creation" together with Simon Maris , our guests are artists, designers and musicians who use machine learning in their creative practices

Workshops & Teaching

A room full of workshop participants A workshop I gave on designing intelligent voice assistants. Mozfest 2019, London



Art exhibition with screens on sticks showing illegible text resembling protest signs


I am @alexabruck on Twitter and Github!

*1987 born in Dresden, Germany



I have a BA in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam (NL) and a diploma of Fine Arts from the Art University Toulouse (FR).