In this episode of the Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society podcast, Ezri Carlebach speaks with Matt Artz about speculative fiction, futures, and the starting of the Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society conference. The conference is being organized by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland and runs from June 6-10th, 2022. Ezri is the organizer of Imagined Futures roundtable.
About Ezri Carlebach
Ezri Carlebach is a consultant, writer and lecturer with a background in senior communications roles in the corporate, public and non-profit sectors. In his twenty-plus years in marketing, publishing and corporate communications roles Ezri has led major change communications in financial services and public sector organisations and high-profile rebrands in arts and cultural institutions.
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, author, speaker, and creator. He writes, speaks, and consults in user experience, product management, and business strategy. He creates products, podcasts, music, and visual art
- Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society conference website
- Imagined Futures roundtable
- Ezri Carlebach’s website