In this episode of the Anthropology in Business podcast, Min’enhle Ncube speaks with Matt Artz about her career as a business anthropologist. The conversation covers Min’enhle’s journey from anthropology to the HighTechXL accelerator where she became interested in AI and innovation.
About Min’enhle Ncube
Min’enhle Ncube is an anthropologist researching artificial intelligence in healthcare and its embedded ethics in central and southern Africa. Passionate about applied anthropology and UX research, she worked for technology startups at the HighTechXL, a venture builder on the Eindhoven HighTech Campus. There, she observed a major paucity of multidisciplinary approaches for innovative processes. While technologists envision the future as digital and autonomous, Min’enhle believes that this vision should be more human and socially responsible.
She works with a cohort of fellows at the Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA), researching broadly on ‘Future Hospitals’, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, AI and the Ethics of Care in Africa. She shares how she is shaping her research work for applied innovation in the sub-Saharan African region.