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Asress Adimi Gikay

Senior Lecturer in AI, Disruptive Innovation and Law, Brunel University London

Asress Gikay is a Senior Lecturer in AI, Disruptive Innovation, and Law at Brunel University London. He is an expert in legal and policy aspects of artificial intelligence including facial recognition technology, privacy and data protection. He has authored several publications on AI regulation in reputable academic journals including the Cambridge Law Journal. 

His work has been widely cited by academics and media platforms including BBC News, the Telegraph, the Weekly UK and many others. He has also been invited to debate the regulation of facial recognition technology in the UK on BBC News. He has previously contributed to the Guardian(Observer), the Conversation UK and Policing Insight  on various topics involving AI, facial recognition, and data protection. Some of his works have been republished in several media outlets and blogs around the world, including Yahoo News, Policing Insight Inform's Blog, and Yahoo Movies.

Asress is a member of Brunel University Center for AI: Social and Digital Innovation, and leads the centre's regular Thought Leadership Series, where academics, researchers and practitioners discuss the socio-economic, ethical, political, and policy challenges and opportunities AI technologies bring. He also serves as a board member of the AI Centre.


  • –present
    Dr, Brunel University London


  • 2020 
    Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Law and Technology
  • 2016 
    Central European University, Law of Secured Lending