An ethnographic interview with an AI

Tech anthropologist Genevieve Bell (previously) delivered one of the keynotes at last week's O'Reilly AI conference in New York City, describing how you could do anthropology fieldwork on an AI -- specifically, how you could do an ethnographic interview with one.



This proves to be a surprisingly useful tool for interrogating AI and where it's come from, what role it plays in our world today, and where it's going. I always have time for what Bell has to say, but this is a particularly good one even by her high standards.

Artificial intelligence: Making a human connection [Genevieve Bell/O'Reilly]

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