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FullSizeRender-1Fiona J McEvoy was recently named one of the 30 Women Influencing AI in San Francisco by RE•WORK and one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics You Should Follow in 2019 and beyond by Lighthouse3.

Fiona is an AI ethics thought leader and has written for number of publications, including Slate, VentureBeatAll Turtles, Chatbots Life, and Becoming Human.  She has also presented her ideas at a number of conferences, including the 2018 RE•WORK Summit in San Francisco, the eWear Symposium at Stanford, and the world’s largest AI for business conference, the 2018 AI Summit in San Francisco.

Fiona holds a graduate degree in Philosophy, with a special focus on ethics and technology. Her thesis paper, “Decisions, decisions: Big Data and the Future of Autonomy” has been published by the Annals of the University of Bucharest as part of their series on emerging technology, and presented at Stanford University to the International Association of Computing and Philosophy. Fiona also taught “tech ethics” to undergraduates as part of a Contemporary Moral/Political Issues class at SF State University.

Before studying, Fiona spent nearly ten years working as a campaigner, PR and Public Affairs specialist in the UK, dealing with a range of agencies, think tanks, charities and trade associations.  She also holds two Bachelor’s degrees in English Lit & Drama and Classical Studies.