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 x Art/Design SEE ALL

During the last 2,5 years I co-lead the XLab, the first dedicated lab for AI & Robotics at a German art & design university (Burg Giebichenstein). Since November 2022 I joined the AI+D Lab at HfG Schwäbisch-Gmünd as a researcher as part of KITeGG, a joint research project of 5 universities on the integration of AI in design education. I am the co-host of the podcast "Towards co-creation" in which 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 computation and cognition, language, art and AI: I studied Fine Art in Germany and France and then did a BA in Artificial Intelligence (2013) at the University of Amsterdam.

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Conference curation/organization
"Reshape forum for Artificial Intelligence in Art and Design" (8-12 May 2023)

In the spring of 2023 I curated and organized the 5-day conference at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd packed with talks, panels and workshop of international experts from the area of design, art and research.

AI/ML Design Education Community 2023
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Talk @ NeurIPS
Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design

In 2022 I was honored to be invited as a speaker to the NeurIPS conference. My talk focused on the adoption of generative AI models by creatives, the diversity of user experiences and questioned the narrative that this new generation of generative AI tools is providing "super powers" to creatives

NeurIPS AI/ML Research Language Co-creativity Community 2022
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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)
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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)
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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



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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).