Ep. 58 Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FTSE FAHA
This was one of the most interesting conversations I've had. And that's saying something. Genevieve's background is technical and almost overwhelming....but don't do what I did and shake your head and go, 'I'm not going to understand a single word of this,' because we break things down and build them back up again. And it's fascinating.
Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell, AO FAHA FTSE is the Director of the School of Cybernetics and 3A institute (3Ai) at the Australian National University, and a Vice President and a Senior Fellow in the advance research and development labs at Intel Corporation.
Genevieve holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from Stanford University and is a renowned anthropologist, technologist, and futurist, having spent more than two decades in Silicon Valley helping guide Intel's product development and social science and design research capabilities. She is best known for her work at the intersection of cultural practice and technology development and for being an important voice in the global debates around artificial intelligence and human society.
In 2017, Genevieve returned to Australia and established the 3A Institute at the Australian National University in collaboration with CSIRO's Data61, with the mission of building a new branch of engineering to safely, sustainably and responsibly scale AI-enabled cyber-physical systems. In 2021, she was appointed Director of the new School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University.
So....just to reiterate, amongst other things she BUILT A NEW BRANCH OF ENGINEERING!!!
But we also talk about trivia, cricket, we get a tip on the best sci fi book if you had to read only one, and we spoke of her obsession with lifts. It's an AI thing.
Have a listen.
GB refers to the sci fi author Ursula K. Le Guin
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