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Why We Need an Anthropology-Specific Large Language Model

2023-01-27T04:13:55+00:00

Introduction In a world where technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace, understanding the nuances of human language and behavior has never been more critical. The amount of data being produced globally every day is constantly increasing and it is difficult to give an exact number. In 2020, it was estimated the amount of data [...]

Why We Need an Anthropology-Specific Large Language Model2023-01-27T04:13:55+00:00

How Multimodal AI Benefits Anthropology

2023-01-27T04:13:17+00:00

Introduction Anthropologists have long known that understanding human culture is a complex task that requires multiple perspectives. Imagine a world where the perspectives are not limited to just human-made observations but also include the perspective of machines, where the machine can understand the tone of voice, the facial expression, and the context of a conversation. [...]

How Multimodal AI Benefits Anthropology2023-01-27T04:13:17+00:00

Towards an Ethnographic Algorithm

2023-01-21T19:53:32+00:00

Introduction With the rise of computational anthropology that uses anthropology and data science principles, new opportunities are becoming available that never were before. One of those is the potential to create what might be referred to as an ethnographic algorithm that is capable of conducting an ethnographic study like a human might. Hypothetical, yes, but [...]

Towards an Ethnographic Algorithm2023-01-21T19:53:32+00:00

What is Computational Anthropology?

2023-01-21T20:22:20+00:00

Introduction Computational anthropology is an interdisciplinary field that combines the methods and theories of anthropology with computational techniques and technologies, such as data science, machine learning, and network analysis. This approach allows anthropologists to analyze large and complex data sets, extract meaningful insights, and generate new hypotheses about human behavior and social dynamics. Computational anthropology [...]

What is Computational Anthropology?2023-01-21T20:22:20+00:00

What is AI-Assisted Ethnography?

2023-01-22T16:17:39+00:00

Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way we conduct research, and one method particularly ripe for innovation is ethnography. Ethnography is anthropology's hallmark method and has traditionally been a labor-intensive and time-consuming process of studying human cultures and society. At Azimuth Labs, we use traditional ethnography and increasingly AI-assisted ethnography to research consumers and [...]

What is AI-Assisted Ethnography?2023-01-22T16:17:39+00:00

Towards an AI Anthropology

2023-01-21T20:21:37+00:00

Introduction Could there be an AI Anthropology? We are working towards this at Azimuth Labs because we believe that anthropology and data science, when combined, are more robust than either discipline individually. But how would artificial intelligence (AI) and anthropology work together? In this article, we look at AI, Anthropology and envision the future partnership [...]

Towards an AI Anthropology2023-01-21T20:21:37+00:00

Azimuth Labs at AAA 2018

2018-10-27T16:50:07+00:00

Anthropological Thinking, Genomics & Immigration Matt Artz, the founder and principal researcher at Azimuth Labs will be presenting at the 2018 American Anthropology Association (AAA) conference in San Jose. The late-breaking gallery session is titled: Bioethics, Reunification, and Genetic Testing along the US Mexico Border: is “23and Me” the Answer?. The presentation is Thursday, November 15, 6:15 [...]

Azimuth Labs at AAA 20182018-10-27T16:50:07+00:00

Azimuth Labs at NABET 2018

2018-10-27T16:35:12+00:00

Anthropological Thinking, Big Data & Sensemaking Matt Artz, the founder and principal researcher at Azimuth Labs will be presenting at the 2018 Northeastern Association of Business, Economics, and Technology (NABET) conference with Dr. Rex Dumdum The two papers they will be presenting are titled Why Analytics Needs Ethnography and Building Sensemaking Capacity: Drawing Insights from Anthropological [...]

Azimuth Labs at NABET 20182018-10-27T16:35:12+00:00
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