Anthropology in the digital worlds

Y for Yenndetta

A few months ago, BBC did a news series on AI and robotics. Part of the series was a list of jobs ranked according to their ‘automation risks’, on the basis of a paper by two Oxford researchers titled The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to automation. Social and humanities scientists (ranked 279th of 366) and higher education teaching professionals (327th of 366), the jobs to which I related most closely among others on the list, were both in the ‘quite unlikely’ category with a very small risk of being replaced by robots (10% and 3% respectively). Er … a sigh of relief?

In this context, I would imagine that anthropology would be one of the last disciplines to be affected by technology. I believe I am not the only one with such a perception, and I suspect the perception has something to do with the…

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Anthropologist - journalist in love with Brussels/Exploring the boundaries between media communication tools,technology and culture/Member of cognitariat/ Geek and Freak / Flashdance life- Anthropologue et journaliste qui explore les frontières entre les outils de communication, la technologie et la culture /Un peu Geek, un peu freak/ Membre du cognitariat / Flashdance life #media #technology #culture #Science #cinephilia #videogames #Music #GodverdommeTeam

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