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Ezekiel Kwetchi Takam

Visiting Student Apr - Sept


Ezekiel Kwetchi Takam is a teaching and research assistant at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Geneva, as well as a Ph.D. candidate in the same institution. His research work, publicly featured in France and Switzerland's most prestigious news outlets (Tribune de Genève, Le Temps,RTS24 Heures,AGEFI, Usbek & Rica,, Le courier,, La liberté, etc.) focuses on the ethics and political theology of artificial intelligence (AI). Specifically, from an interdisciplinary perspective, he explores how theological and afro-religious conceptual and methodological resources can contribute to the critical analysis of the power dynamics underlying the narrative of Artificial General Intelligence, the so-called "God-Like AI."

Keen on maintaining the connection between his research and society, Ezekiel Takam also serves as a Keynote Speaker ( in Ethics within various settings, ranging from tech companies to medical institutions, philanthropic organizations and insurance firms. He is also the founding director of the Euro-African Observatory of Artificial Intelligence, a think tank dedicated to fostering an ethical culture of AI in Europe and Africa, with a collaborative outlook. It was through this initiative that he was awarded the Geneus Fongit Prize of the best idea, conferred by the Geneva Foundation for Innovation in Technology.

Ezekiel Takam holds a Bachelor's degree in Theology and Religious Sciences from the Protestant University of Central Africa (valedictorian of his class) and a Master's degree in Theology (with a specialization in Ethics), obtained with highest honors and congratulations from the jury at the Protestant Institute of Theology, Faculty of Paris. At the Leverhulme Centre, his research forms part of the work for his PhD. He explores how a cross-reading between Gilbert Simondon's philosophy of the transindividual and the animist philosophy of the human and non-human relationship can critically contribute to opening up new avenues of reflection on the (re)definition of a techno-human identity in the era of the algorithmization of our society.

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