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Dr. Diana Serbanescu

Research Group Lead
Diana Serbanescu

With a double background in computer science and performing arts, Diana Serbanescu works on interdisciplinary approaches to culture, society and technology, with a strong focus on feminist approaches to knowledge production.

As team lead of the group researching the Criticality of Artificial Intelligence she promotes a practice-led and participatory research practice on the topics of bias and explainability in relation to machine learning algorithms and towards revealing inherent symbolic power structures in current technological systems.

She also co-founded REPLICA, a performing arts platform inviting creatives and scientists to collaborate on imagining hybrid behavioural models for humans and machines, and to prototype future tools, cultures and rituals. As the artistic director of REPLICA, Diana Serbanescu explores the potential of sentimental machines: the new human, the measurability of emotion, or the continued validity of traditions in an era of artificial intelligence and digital colonisation, when technologies permeate the collective unconscious and generate new aesthetics.

In 2019 Diana and REPLICA were awarded with a Small Planning Grant by the Volkswagen Stiftung Foundation for the project The Shape of Things to Come – rehearsing future societies with AI and performing arts.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Group Lead:

Research Group "Criticality of AI-based Systems"

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Technische Universität Berlin (TU)