Tag: automation

What Is Your Worth? Re-evaluating Human Work in An Automated Future

Alex D'Aloia , March 28th, 2021


A while ago I read something on Twitter that got me thinking. The tweet read something along the lines of: “What kind of sci-fi dystopia are we living…


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Human as the Ultimate Authority in Control

Anna Lukina , March 2nd, 2021


Illustration of algorithmically simulated flocking behavior (2021, created by Anna Lukina) With the growing size of historical data available to researchers and industrial practitioners, developing al…


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An Anthropologist in Silicon Valley

Alexandra Frankel , November 9th, 2018


Reflections on a career tackling some of the critical workplace challenges of our time.  I could not have imagined when I entered the PhD program in anthropology at…


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The Automation and Privatization of Community Knowledge

Sally Applin , October 2nd, 2017


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about community, who we are as a community, what keeps us connected and together, and how community knowledge is stored and distributed….


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The Automation and Privatization of Community Knowledge

Sally Applin , October 2nd, 2017


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about community, who we are as a community, what keeps us connected and together, and how community knowledge is stored and distributed….


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Amazon Go and the Erosion of Supermarket Sociability

Ryan , December 13th, 2016


Invited post by: Sally A. Applin (@AnthroPunk on Twitter)[1] I recently finished my Ph.D. As a present, a friend of mine gave me a hand. Not help, which…


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Amazon Go and the Erosion of Supermarket Sociability

Ryan , December 13th, 2016


Invited post by: Sally A. Applin (@AnthroPunk on Twitter)[1] I recently finished my Ph.D. As a present, a friend of mine gave me a hand. Not help, which…


Web Roundup: Ethical Technology, Moral Medicine by Emily Goldsher-Diamond

Emily Goldsher-Diamond , June 30th, 2016


Researchers at MIT have launched Moral Machine, a web project to help gauge human perspectives on “moral decisions made by machine intelligence.” The project comes in the wake…


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