Alexa Hagerty is an anthropologist and scholar of science, technology and society studies (STS) at the University of Cambridge, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. Her research investigates societal impacts of AI/ML systems using ethnographic, participatory and arts-based methods. She is interested in how ethical ideals take shape in the real world and how technology mediates and shapes our lived ethical experiences. Her research has received honors and funding from the National Science Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the American Ethnological Society, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. She regularly publishes in academic journals and the popular press, with recent work appearing in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Social Anthropology, Terrain, Pacific Standard Magazine and at the museum Palais de Tokyo. She has a Master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD from Stanford University.