INDEPENDENT CONSULTANCY, TRAINING, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

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RESPONSIBLE AI (RAI) & AI ETHICS TRAINING provided as:

  • Ready-made modules or Customized training

  • In-person, virtual or self-paced training

  • Aimed at different levels across the organization: C-suite / Development teams / Implementation teams / Procurement teams

  • Training/support programs for individuals, teams, and external partners (workforce capacity building / RAI literacy)

AI ETHICS GOVERNANCE

  • Delivered in-person / virtual

  • For different levels across the organization:

    • C-suite

    • Board of Directors

    • Development teams

    • Implementation teams

  • Retainer / Fixed project cost base / Hourly rate basis

RESPONSIBLE AI & AI ETHICS TRAINING OFFERINGS:

  • Deep Dive into AI Ethics Principles, Impact on Fundamental Rights

 

  • Bias in Data & AI systems, How to Mitigate Bias?

 

  • Explainability (XAI) & AI Ethics

  • Bias in Facial Recognition, Object Recognition, Natural Language Processing Systems, Sentiment Analysis

 

  • Surveillance Systems and Responsible AI (RAI)

 

  • Disinformation & Behavioral Targeting

AI ETHICIST ADVISORY:

  • Delivered in-person / virtual

  • Strategy Roadmap

  • Product Dev Ethics Consultancy / Red Teaming

  • Product Procurement Due Diligence

SELF-PACED TRAINING OFFERINGS

RMDS Lab: Bias & Surveillance
RMDS Lab: Bias & Surveillance

Self-paced. Deep dive into Bias in Facial/Object/Language recognition systems; and Surveillance in Workplace/Education/National/Smart Home-City contexts

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RMDS Lab: AI & Ethics
RMDS Lab: AI & Ethics

Self-paced. Ethical Decision Making with AI Systems

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Publications

Recognition

WomenTech - Global AI Inclusion Awards
WomenTech - Global AI Inclusion Awards
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100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ – 2021
100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ – 2021
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VB : Awards for Responsibility & Ethics in AI
VB : Awards for Responsibility & Ethics in AI
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WAI Awards 2022
WAI Awards 2022
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Top 100 DIET Champions
Top 100 DIET Champions

DIET: Data and Diversity, Inclusion and Impact, Ethics and Equity in Teams and Technology

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MKAI Top Advocates & Influencers on Ethical AI
MKAI Top Advocates & Influencers on Ethical AI
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VB : 2021 Responsibility & Ethics Awards
VB : 2021 Responsibility & Ethics Awards
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WAIROE (Women in AI Hero) - #AI4EU & Women in AI Hero
WAIROE (Women in AI Hero) - #AI4EU & Women in AI Hero
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WomenTech 2021 Global AI Inclusion Award
WomenTech 2021 Global AI Inclusion Award
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Women Who Are Leading the Way in Responsible AI
Women Who Are Leading the Way in Responsible AI
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Women in AI Ethics Mentoring Program
Women in AI Ethics Mentoring Program
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HR Tech: Best Articles and Resources
HR Tech: Best Articles and Resources
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Biography

Merve Hickok is the founder of  AIethicist.org  and Lighthouse Career Consulting.

She is a social researcher, independent consultant and trainer on AI & data ethics and AI policy. Through her work on AI & fundamental rights,  bias, social justice, and governance, she aims to create awareness, build capacity, and advocate for ethical and responsible development & use of AI.

Merve's work intersects both AI ethics and AI policy and regulation. She has been recognized by a number of organizations - most recently as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ – 2021

 

Merve has over 15 years of VP level global experience in Fortune 100, with particular focus on HR technologies, recruitment and DE&I. 

She is a SHRM Certified Senior HR Professional and Career Coach certified by Neuroleadership Institute.

Her current AI-related work:

Merve also works with a Nevada-based social enterprise, High Sierra Industries, focused on learning systems for individuals with intellectual disabilities. She manages IT and software projects, acts as the organization's HIPAA privacy and security officer, and leads all the business process improvement initiatives.

 

She is a member of the board of directors for Northern Nevada International Center (University of Nevada-Reno). NNIC serves as Northern Nevada's refugee resettlement agency to help displaced persons and victims of human trafficking, as well as organizing programs for international delegations through the U.S. Department of State and other federal agencies. It is among the top organizations in the United States hosting over a dozen U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs large exchange programs.

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Conferences, Webinars, Podcasts

AI & Democratic Values Index 2021 Launch
AI & Democratic Values Index 2021 Launch
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AI Athens Roundtable Keynote
AI Athens Roundtable Keynote
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CAIDP Conversations - Gregor Strojin
CAIDP Conversations - Gregor Strojin
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CAIDP Conversations - Shalini Kantayya
CAIDP Conversations - Shalini Kantayya
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CAIDP Policy Panel
CAIDP Policy Panel
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CPDP 2021 Panel
CPDP 2021 Panel
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100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics Summit
100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics Summit
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ICGAI - International Conference on the Governance of AI
ICGAI - International Conference on the Governance of AI
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AIWS Democratic Values
AIWS Democratic Values

Monitoring Big Tech on the Standards of Social Contract for the AI Age

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Women in AI Ethics - Annual Event 2020
Women in AI Ethics - Annual Event 2020
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AI for Digi Gov
AI for Digi Gov
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CPDP 2021 Conference
CPDP 2021 Conference
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AI for Social Justice
AI for Social Justice
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SHRM - Using AI Responsibly at Work
SHRM - Using AI Responsibly at Work
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ForHumanity AT>GO Conference
ForHumanity AT>GO Conference
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Fiddler XAI 2021_Women in AI Panel
Fiddler XAI 2021_Women in AI Panel
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MozFest 202
MozFest 202
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AYAR Podcast
AYAR Podcast
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Machine Ethics Podcast
Machine Ethics Podcast
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PrivSec Global
PrivSec Global
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Future of Work Summit 2021
Future of Work Summit 2021
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Disability & Inclusion: ForHumanity & PEAT
Disability & Inclusion: ForHumanity & PEAT
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The ALGO 2021
The ALGO 2021

UCL The Algo Conference

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PrivSec Conference 2021
PrivSec Conference 2021
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ReWork Explainable AI Summit
ReWork Explainable AI Summit
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TADAT Is HR your Business Partner? Part One
TADAT Is HR your Business Partner? Part One
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PEAT - Workology Podcast
PEAT - Workology Podcast
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Bias in AI: How can we efficiently use AI in recruitment and other HR-related processes?
Bias in AI: How can we efficiently use AI in recruitment and other HR-related processes?
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Synthetic Intelligence Forum
Synthetic Intelligence Forum
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Center for AI & Digital Policy
Center for AI & Digital Policy
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Data Driven Chat
Data Driven Chat
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AYAR: S10E09: How AI Stopped You Getting That Job Part 2
AYAR: S10E09: How AI Stopped You Getting That Job Part 2
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MKAI - AI Inclusive Forum
MKAI - AI Inclusive Forum
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Fiddler XAI Summit 2020
Fiddler XAI Summit 2020
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girlsecurity
girlsecurity
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Data Science Connect 2020
Data Science Connect 2020
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Fiddler XAI Summit 2021
Fiddler XAI Summit 2021
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Asia Pacific Institute Podcast
Asia Pacific Institute Podcast
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Gelecek Konusmalari
Gelecek Konusmalari
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WAIE_Careers in AI & Tech Ethics: What & How
WAIE_Careers in AI & Tech Ethics: What & How
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aggregate intellect: AI, Ethics & Bias
aggregate intellect: AI, Ethics & Bias
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AYAR: How AI Stopped You From Getting That Job
AYAR: How AI Stopped You From Getting That Job
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Virtual AI Summit Silicon Valley: How Do you Build an Ethical AI Augmented Organization
Virtual AI Summit Silicon Valley: How Do you Build an Ethical AI Augmented Organization
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AI Ethics & Refugee Communities
AI Ethics & Refugee Communities
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Women in AI Ethics - Annual Event 2020
Women in AI Ethics - Annual Event 2020
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RMDS: Ethical AI within Criminal Justice System
RMDS: Ethical AI within Criminal Justice System
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LSE SU: AI Ethics-Beyond Theory
LSE SU: AI Ethics-Beyond Theory
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Recruitment Automation Conference 2020
Recruitment Automation Conference 2020
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Interview with Swathi Young
Interview with Swathi Young
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RMDS: Data Science & AI in Government, Challenges & Applications
RMDS: Data Science & AI in Government, Challenges & Applications
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IM Data Conference 2020:
IM Data Conference 2020:
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Women Leading in AI Global Conversations
Women Leading in AI Global Conversations
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Boundless Podcast
Boundless Podcast
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pymetrics: Ethics in Recruiting
pymetrics: Ethics in Recruiting
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RealAI: AI, Racism, Inequality and Ethics
RealAI: AI, Racism, Inequality and Ethics
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WeAreTheCity: AI Ethics for Social Justice
WeAreTheCity: AI Ethics for Social Justice
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Fiddler: Ethical AI
Fiddler: Ethical AI
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IMData 2019
IMData 2019
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DataFuturology: Ethical Governance of AI
DataFuturology: Ethical Governance of AI
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SHRM-NNHRA: AI & HR
SHRM-NNHRA: AI & HR
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Talentboard: Ethical Recruiting & Hiring Automation Decisions
Talentboard: Ethical Recruiting & Hiring Automation Decisions
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Digital Labs 2020
Digital Labs 2020
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LiveAI: What is Explanability to Ethical and Responsible AI?
LiveAI: What is Explanability to Ethical and Responsible AI?
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