Genevieve had never imagined a life in technology, until a chance meeting in a bar in Palo Alto.
A chance meeting in a bar one night led a young Australian academic Genevieve Bell into a job she’d never expected.
She was hired by software maker, Intel, as their resident anthropologist.
Her boss asked her to find out how people outside America were using their cell phones.
This began fourteen years of helping translate how humans use technology back to the software engineers who make the machines in the first place.
Now Genevieve is back in Australia, in a job which aims to transform how we think about the interconnectedness of the technological world.
In an era of rising anxiety about Artificial Intelligence, she says many predictions about the AI-driven future are far too apocalyptic.