In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Dawn Walter speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Dawn’s journey from working as a technical writer to becoming a social anthropologist and then starting the Response-ability Summit and Response-ability.Tech Podcast.
About Dawn Walter
Dawn Walters holds a BA (Hons) in European History (UEA), a BA (Hons) in Social Anthropology (University of Canterbury, NZ), and an MA (Hons) in Social Anthropology (University of Auckland, NZ).
In 2018, Dawn founded the Response-ability Summit, formerly the Anthropology + Technology Conference. As a social anthropologist, Dawn believes that social scientists play a crucial role in the design and development of emerging technologies.
About the Response-ability Summit
The Response-ability Summit brings together technologists, who are working on emerging technology projects related to AI, and anthropologists to foster dialogue and collaboration across the disciplines.
The inaugural 2019 conference saw 150 delegates from around the UK and Europe meeting to discuss socially responsible AI at the Watershed, a leading arts and media space, on Bristol’s historic harbourside.
The 2020 event returned on Friday 9 and Monday 12 October, this time online, connecting speakers and delegates from across the globe, and two major sponsors, Microsoft UK and Spotify, with funding from UKRI (ESRC).