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Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society

The Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society podcast mini-series was created in anticipation of the upcoming Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society Virtual Conference. It is being organized by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland and runs from June 6-10th, 2022. The podcast was created as a partnership between the Royal Anthropological Institute and Matt Artz.

Tracks

Sarah Pink: On anthropology with and in possible futures
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44:46 06/02/2022
Anthony Pickles: On prediction markets, gambling, and politics
In this episode of the Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society podcast, Anthony Pickles discusses prediction markets, gambling, and politics. Anthony will be presenting the paper Pricing the future of politics: prediction markets, gambling, and the evacuation of causal narrative at the upcoming Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society conference (June 6-10). About Anthony Pickles Anthony Pickles is a social anthropologist and lecturer in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia. His published work has ranged from the theorization of transactions to the intersection of religion and corruption, from the transformative power of pockets to the colonial subjugation of counting systems. He is the author of Money Games: Gambling in a Papua New Guinea Town, and several articles on the anthropology of gambling. Anthony’s ISRF project marries his existing expertise in the study of gambling with his developing interest in global politics. His current research project is on political gambling and prediction markets as capitalism-friendly technologies for capturing the future. The research is at an early stage and I have not drawn any conclusions. About the Conference Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society Conference.
30:54 06/01/2022
Debora Lanzeni: On futures, possibilities, and temporalities
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38:32 05/30/2022
Oded Ben-Tal: On creativity, musical intelligence, and AI
In this episode of the Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society podcast, Oded Ben-Tal discusses creativity, musical intelligence, and AI. Oded is the organizer of the AI and creativity panel at the upcoming Anthropology, AI, and the Future of Human Society conference which is being held from June 6-10.  About Oded Ben-Tal Oded Ben-Tal is a composer with complementary research interests at the intersection of Music, Cognition, and Computing. His compositions range from instrumental works to interactive pieces combining live performers with electronics and include multimedia collaborations with artists from other domains such as video, dance, and visual 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.
39:39 05/26/2022
Ezri Carlebach: On speculative fiction and futures
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35:06 05/18/2022