Thick Machines: Data science and machine learning in ethnography

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies


Invited talk for the AAN Impulse Talk series.


In this talk Techno-Anthropology associate professor and Techno-Anthropology-Lab director Anders Munk is going to talk about Thick Machines:

Anthropologists are increasingly integrating data science and machine learning methods into their ethnographic tool kits. The talk explores what such methods can become in the hands of a computational anthropology and what current debates in AI can learn from the anthropological experience.
Period17 Jun 2022
Held atEASA Applied Anthropology Network , United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • computational anthropology
  • Machine anthropology
  • AI
  • Generative AI
  • data science
  • social data science
  • thick description