CFP: Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society

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Virtual Conference
June 6-10, 2022

Call for Papers Deadline: 25 February 2022   
Please browse the full list of panels here

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.

The conference organizers 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. There has been systematic consideration already in many other fields, whether within or outside academia. The organizers would therefore invite interested proposals from anthropologists of any background, and also those who would like to think about their work in conjunction with anthropology, or hold a dialogue with anthropologists. The arts as well as the sciences are invited, for this is an area of human speculation where both have made very great contributions, and the different approaches are mutually stimulating.

There are three formats for the panels in this conference. There are traditional panels with 15 minute papers, roundtables with shorter presentations and longer discussions and workshops.

A paper can only be submitted once and only one paper can be submitted per person.

All participants in the conference will have to register and pay the conference fee. Registration opens on April 11, 2022.

Conference Fee:
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
Office Manager and Conference Assistant
Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
Contact Email: [email protected]


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