Promise and Peril: AI in Ethnography

An EPIC2024 Salon hosted by Jillian Powers, Senior Director, AI Strategy, Slalom

Tuesday, August 20, 2–3pm Pacific Time (in person in Los Angeles)

How to Register


Embark on a journey into the intersection of AI and ethnographic research in this salon. Discover how AI tools are revolutionizing data collection, analysis, and interpretation in ethnography, as well as dilemmas and issues involved. Engage in practical techniques for integrating AI technologies into your ethnographic research methodologies. Join fellow researchers and practitioners to explore the promise and challenges emerging in this space.


Jillian Powers
Jillian Powers

Senior Director, AI Strategy, Slalom

Jillian Powers, PhD is an applied sociologist and ethnographer with over 10 years of experience in strategic mixed-methods research, service/system design, and product realization. With her background in Responsible AI and Digital Ethics she brings a deep understanding of the technical reality, the regulatory landscape, and the human contexts. She earned her PhD from Duke University, and her BA from Dartmouth College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

How to Register

Register for salons when you complete your in-person registration for EPIC2024. Salons are free but capacity is limited to 30 people. For detailed information and to register click the button below.

Salon size: Maximum 30 participants

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2–3pm Pacific Time

Location: In-person in Los Angeles

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