YouTheData.com is a platform for the discussion of technology, AI and the use of data in our society. In particular, the site looks to evaluate emerging technologies from the perspective of ordinary individuals, communities, and “non-tech” organizations.

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FullSizeRender-1Fiona J McEvoy, Founder

Fiona J McEvoy is an AI ethics writer, researcher, speaker, and thought leader based in San Francisco, CA. She was named one of the 30 Women Influencing AI in San Francisco by RE•WORK and one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics 2020 (and 2019) by Lighthouse3.

Fiona is the founder of  YouTheData.com, and has had numerous articles published in media outlets including Slate, VentureBeat, The Next Web, Offscreen, All Turtles, Chatbots Life, and Becoming Human She is also regularly asked to present her ideas to AI conferences across the US and internationally, and in recent years has spoken at events in Canada, Spain, Portugal, and Mexico (see here for further details). Her work has been referenced in books, including Francine Banner’s Crowdsourcing the Law, David Vance’s Business Essentials, and Jeff Mapua’s Virtual Reality and You.

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” was published by the Annals of the University of Bucharest as part of their series on emerging technology. The research was also presented at Stanford University to the International Association of Computing and Philosophy (IACAP).

Fiona continues to write academically, and recently presented her paper “AI-Driven Behavior Change and the Parameters of Ethical Permissibility” to IACAP 2019.  In October 2019 her intuition-testing piece, “Political Machines: Ethical Governance in the Age of AI” was published in the peer-reviewed journal, Moral Philosophy & Politics.

Before returning to study, 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 Bachelors degrees in English Lit & Drama and Classical Studies.