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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 is an AI ethics writer, researcher, 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 You Should Follow in 2019 and beyond by Lighthouse3.

Fiona is the founder of  YouTheData.com, and has had numerous articles published in media outlets including Slate, VentureBeatAll Turtles, Chatbots Life, and Becoming Human She is also regularly asked to present her ideas to AI conferences across the US and internationally, and has recently spoken at events in Canada, Spain, Portugal, and Mexico City (see here for further details).

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.  She is also awaiting the forthcoming publication of her provocative piece “Political Machines: Ethical Governance in the Age of AI” in the next edition of 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.