Artificial Intellegence

AI Job Displacement: Perspectives on the Future of Work From Beneath the Silicon Ceiling

AI Job Displacement: Perspectives on the Future of Work From Beneath the Silicon Ceiling


Following a day-long, company-wide “workplace culture” workshop for a Silicon Valley startup that creates and oversees mental health care chatbots (pseudonym: The Startup), I find myself sitting on an upholstered bench tucked into an out-of-the-way corner of a WeWork in Northern California. I’m an anthropologist of artificial intelligence conducting participant observation research at The Startup, […]
Book Review: Planetary Health and Artificial Intelligence

Book Review: Planetary Health and Artificial Intelligence


Ways of Being. Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence , by James Bridle (Penguin Books, 2023) If you read the cover of James Bridle’s book, you might think it is just another essay on the ontological turn or multispecies ethnography. But James Bridle is not a philosopher or an anthropologist analyzing alternative […]