Biography and Research Interests
Alisa Pojtinger studied Law and Criminology at King’s College London, the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and the University of Law in London. She has worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and is currently preparing to sit the NY bar exam. She joined the Saltus! Group Responsible Artificial Intelligence in November 2020.
Her interest lies in the exploration of the relationship of democracy, the rule of law and artificial intelligence applying interdisciplinary theories to understand the legal, political, and social implications. She is particularly interested in the intersection of human rights law and cyberlaw in areas such as digital surveillance. She has researched technology’s ability to undermine fundamental human rights in connection with the law’s inability to respond adequately. As such, she wrote a research paper on how the repeal of the UK Human Rights Act 1998 would affect the right to privacy, a research paper on the legal and social implications of advanced artificially intelligent social robots and a LLM dissertation evaluating whether and to what extent traditional legal patent protection in the UK applies to AI-generated inventions.