Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society
Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society
Debora Lanzeni: On futures, possibilities, and temporalities

In this episode of the Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society podcast, Debora Lanzei discusses futures, possibilities, and temporalities. Debora is the co-organizers of the AI and interdisciplinary Futures Anthropology panel at the upcoming Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society conference (June 6-10).

About Debora Lanzeni

Dr Debora Lanzeni is an anthropologist working at Monash University to build a common ground for interdisciplinary tech studies. Her research lies on the intersection of technology, anthropology, design, digital ethnography and future studies. Data, artificial intelligence (AI) and smart cities are key themes in recent years. Debora’s interests are focused on the development of emerging technologies and future imaginaries, as well as work regimes and new digital technologies. Recent projects include Transliteracy and Unlocking Digital Assets.

With a PhD and a Master in Knowledge and Information Society (IN3-UOC), a Bachelor in Anthropology and a DEA in Political Anthropology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Debora trained as a filmmaker and taught for 5 years in Methodology and Media Anthropology in the University of Buenos Aires.

About the Conference

Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society Conference.

AI has come to represent multiple causal drivers of change: amongst them artificial intelligence itself, space exploration, biotech, and other emerging technologies. The implications for human society could hardly be more significant and feed into a host of already contemporary concerns, such as sovereignty, economics, politics, reproduction and kinships, ethics and law, conflict, and many more.

About the RAI

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world’s longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense. The Institute is a non-profit-making registered charity and is entirely independent, with a Director and a small staff accountable to the Council, which in turn is elected annually from the Fellowship. It has a Royal Patron in the person of HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG, GCVO.

About Matt Artz

Matt Artz is a business and design anthropologist, consultant, authorspeaker, and creator. He writes, speaks, and consults in user experience, product management, and business strategy. He creates products, podcasts, music, and visual art

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