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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.

We will be participating in the following forthcoming events in 2021 (see previous events here): 

  • October 13: AI Roundtable Discussion With HireVue, Virtual Online (USA)

If you’d like to get in touch about a forthcoming speaking opportunity, or you want to contribute an article to YouTheData.com, please do complete the contact form or email contact@youthedata.com.

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 was recently honored in the inaugural Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ Hall of Fame, established at the end of 2020 to recognize “brilliant women who have made exceptional contributions to the space of AI Ethics and diversity.”

Fiona is the founder of  YouTheData.com, a platform for the discussion of the societal impact of tech and AI, and has had numerous articles published in media outlets including Slate, VentureBeat, The Next Web, Offscreen, and All Turtles Fiona 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 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.