Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society
Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society
Sarah Pink: On anthropology with and in possible futures

In this episode of the Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society podcast, Sarah Pink discusses the need to build an engaged and interdisciplinary Futures Anthropology. Sarah is the keynote speaker at the upcoming Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society conference (June 6-10) and a co-organizer of the AI and interdisciplinary Futures Anthropology panel.

About Sarah Pink

Sarah Pink is the Director of the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University, which undertakes critical interdisciplinary and international research into the social, cultural, and experiential dimensions of the design, use, and futures of new and emerging technologies. She has a joint appointment across the Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture and the Faculty of Information Technology.

Her research focuses on emerging intelligent technologies, automation, data, digital futures, safety, and design for wellbeing. Current projects investigate autonomous driving vehicles, Mobility as a Service, digital energy futures, self-tracking and wearable technologies, smartphone and personal technology futures, digital technology use in everyday life, and health care design.

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

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