With the EU AI Act process starting in April 2021, Alexandra continued to research the ethical dimensions of AI as part of her MBA and the KIDD project. This was followed by a publication with Springer Professional elaborating facial recognition software in law enforcement in the US and Europe.
Since May 2022, Alexandra has been advising Emilia Fester as part of the German Bundestag on digitalization issues at the ICT Commission, gaining practical experience in the public sector beyond AI.
As a result of her research and the need to bridge the gap between these several stakeholders, Alexandra co-founded the Feminist AI and Digital Policy Roundtable in June 2022. This ongoing project brings together underrepresented perspectives, such as those from the Global South, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people of color, women, migrants, and other marginalized groups, with a focus on developments in AI and digital policy. Her second co-publication defines a feminist approach in AI developed by the participants of this roundtable over 6 months.
Motivated by the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy (CFFP), Alexandra initiated the creation of FemAI, aimed at advancing the use of AI to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organization central mission is to address and combat patriarchal systems, systemic inequalities, and power disparities in various aspects of society, politics, and the economy.
Since its inception, Alexandra has been a staunch advocate for inclusive digital policies and the integration of feminist AI principles, working at the nexus of business, politics, non-governmental organizations, academia, and civil society. Her experience includes collaborations with the EU delegation in Washington D.C., the German Foreign Office, multiple German and EU political parties, tech giants, start-ups, research institutes, and grassroots organizations.