Registration now open for RAI Virtual Conference: Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society (6-10 June 2022)

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June 6, 2022 to June 10, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Film and Film History, Digital Humanities, Communication, Borderlands


Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society Virtual Conference (6-10 June 2022)


A few key points:

•    96 panels 
•    346 papers
•    44 countries represented
•    A film exhibition ‘Indigenous Film Futures’ (short films, filmmaker roundtable, resource list)
•    Keynote: Sarah Pink; Plenary: Gillian Tett
•    Co-organisers: British Science Fiction Association and EASA Future Anthropologies Network (FAN)


AI has come to represent multiple causal drivers of change: amongst them artificial intelligence itself, space exploration, bio-tech 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.

We wish to explore these issues from the broadest range of perspectives. From its foundation, anthropology has studied the complexity and variety of human society, and now we may turn to developing a sustained body of disciplinary understanding envisaging what may come in near, and more distant eras.

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The conference fee is as follows:

RAI Fellows & Members: £90
Non-Fellows: £150
Concessions (students, unemployed and retired persons): £45
Delegates with low income from Low Income Countries: £30

Contact Info: 

Hanine M. Habig (she/her)
Office Manager and Conference Assistant

Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7387 0455

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