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Lize Alberts

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Lize Alberts

Doctoral Student

Student, Keble College

Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD



    Topics: Accountability; Autonomy; Privacy and Security; Control; Embodied (4E) Cognition; Grounded Language Learning; Social Cognition; Explainable AI

    Fields: Human-Computer Interaction; Human-Robot Collaboration; Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science; AI Governance; Cognitive/Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; Analytic Philosophy; Applied (Practical) Ethics; Developmental Psychology


    Lize is a doctoral student in the Human Centred Computing group. She received a Lighthouse Graduate Scholarship from Amazon Web Services for work on RoboTIPS, co-supervised by Marina Jirotka and Max van Kleek. Her current work focuses on interactive/collaborative relationships between humans and (social) robots, particularly regarding issues of autonomy, privacy, control, and accountability distribution.

    Lize has a research master's degree in Philosophy from Stellenbosch University, for which she integrated insights from recent work in (4E) cognitive science, cognitive linguistics, Natural Language Understanding, machine learning and machine perception, to explore possibilities in grounded language learning for embodied AI systems. Lize also holds a BA Honours degree in Philosophy from Stellenbosch, and had her dissertation on computational linguistics published in a peer-reviewed journal. Preceding that, she graduated top of her class in BA Humanities (Philosophy and Social Anthropology) at NWU, South Africa.