RMDS Lab: AI & Ethics
Self-paced. Ethical Decision Making with AI Systems
LiveAI: Explainable AI
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Self-paced Online Trainings

Conferences, Webinars, Podcasts

CPDP 2021 Conference Panel
100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics Summit
Center for AI & Digital Policy
WAIE_Careers in AI & Tech Ethics: What & How
Fiddler XAI Summit 2020
aggregate intellect: AI, Ethics & Bias
AYAR: How AI Stopped You From Getting That Job
Virtual AI Summit Silicon Valley: How Do you Build an Ethical AI Augmented Organization
Data Science Connect 2020
IM Data Conference 2020:
Re-Work XAI Summit
Talentboard: Ethical Recruiting & Hiring Automation Decisions
AI Ethics & Refugee Communities
Women in AI Ethics - Annual Event 2020
LSE SU: AI Ethics-Beyond Theory
Data Futurology podcast
Recruitment Automation Conference 2020
Digital Labs 2020
RMDS: Data Science & AI in Government, Challenges & Applications
Women Leading in AI Global Conversations
Boundless Podcast
LiveAI: What is Explanability to Ethical and Responsible AI?
pymetrics: Ethics in Recruiting
RMDS: Ethical AI within Criminal Justice System
RealAI: AI, Racism, Inequality and Ethics
WeAreTheCity: AI Ethics for Social Justice
Fiddler: Ethical AI
IMData 2019
DataFuturology: Ethical Governance of AI
AI for Social Justice
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Publications, Contributions, Collaborations

Springer-AI & Ethics
Lessons learned from AI ethics principles for future actions
Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics
University of Buckingham - Institute for Ethical AI in Education
Developing a Shared Vision of Ethical AI in Education
Medium Articles
The Business Case for AI Ethics: Moving From Theory to Action
Guide to Responsible Tech: How to Get Involved & Build a Better Tech Future
AI Policy Exchange
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100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ – 2021
VB Transform: Responsibility & Ethics in AI Awards
MKAI Top Advocates & Influencers on Ethical AI
WAIROE (Women in AI Hero) - #AI4EU & Women in AI Hero
WomenTech Network
Women in AI Ethics Mentoring Program
HR Tech: Best Articles and Resources
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​Merve Hickok is the founder of  platform and Lighthouse Career Consulting.

She is an independent consultant, lecturer and speaker on AI ethics and bias and its implications.  She aims to create awareness, build capacity, advocate for ethical and responsible AI. She collaborates with several national and international organizations building AI governance methods, and has been recognized by a number of organizations for her work - most recently as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ – 2021


Merve has over 15 years of global level senior experience in Fortune 100 with particular focus on HR technologies, recruitment and diversity.  She is a SHRM Certified Senior HR Professional and Career Coach certified by Neuroleadership Institute.

She is a Senior Researcher at Center for AI & Digital Policy, an instructor at RMDS Lab providing training on AI & Ethics and responsible AI development and implementation; is also a Fellow at ForHumanity Center working to draft framework for independent audit of AI systems.


Merve is a founding editorial board member of Springer Nature AI & Ethics journal; a technical/policy expert for AI Policy Exchange to support its mission to make the discussion on impact of AI systems more accessible and to drive better policy decisions. As a regional lead and mentor at Women in AI Ethics Collective, she works to empower women in the field.

Merve is part of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) P7008  & 2863 and IEC SEG10 Working Groups, developing global standards and frameworks on ethics of autonomous and intelligent systems, with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration. Lighthouse Career Consulting is recognized as a member of The Open Community for Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (OCEANIS) alongside national institutions.

Merve currently 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 also 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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