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

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

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

Self-paced. Ethical Decision Making with AI Systems

LiveAI: Explainable AI
LiveAI: Explainable AI

Self-paced Online Training

Contributions, Collaborations

United Nations

International Organization for Migration

University of Buckingham - Institute for Ethical AI in Education

  • Developing a Shared Vision of Ethical AI in Education

All Tech is Human

Recognition

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

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

MKAI Top Advocates & Influencers on Ethical AI
MKAI Top Advocates & Influencers on Ethical AI
WAIROE (Women in AI Hero) - #AI4EU & Women in AI Hero
WAIROE (Women in AI Hero) - #AI4EU & Women in AI Hero
Women Who Are Leading the Way in Responsible AI
Women Who Are Leading the Way in Responsible AI
Women in AI Ethics Mentoring Program
Women in AI Ethics Mentoring Program
HR Tech: Best Articles and Resources
HR Tech: Best Articles and Resources

Biography

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

She is an independent consultant, trainer and speaker on AI ethics and bias and its implications.  She aims to create awareness, build capacity, and 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 VP level global 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.

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.

 

And 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

CAID Conversations - Gregor Strojin
CAID Conversations - Gregor Strojin
CAIDP Conversations - Shalini Kantayya
CAIDP Conversations - Shalini Kantayya
CPDP 2021 Panel
CPDP 2021 Panel
ICGAI - International Conference on the Governance of AI
ICGAI - International Conference on the Governance of AI
The ALGO 2021
The ALGO 2021

UCL The Algo Conference

PrivSec Conference 2021
PrivSec Conference 2021
ReWork Explainable AI Summit
ReWork Explainable AI Summit
AIWS Democratic Values
AIWS Democratic Values

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

AI for Digi Gov
AI for Digi Gov
PEAT - Workology Podcast
PEAT - Workology Podcast
Center for AI & Digital Policy
Center for AI & Digital Policy
Data Driven Chat
Data Driven Chat
MKAI - AI Inclusive Forum
MKAI - AI Inclusive Forum
Fiddler XAI Summit 2020
Fiddler XAI Summit 2020
100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics Summit
100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics Summit
girlsecurity
girlsecurity
Data Science Connect 2020
Data Science Connect 2020
Fiddler XAI Summit 2021
Fiddler XAI Summit 2021
Asia Pacific Institute Podcast
Asia Pacific Institute Podcast
Gelecek Konusmalari
Gelecek Konusmalari
CPDP 2021 Conference
CPDP 2021 Conference
WAIE_Careers in AI & Tech Ethics: What & How
WAIE_Careers in AI & Tech Ethics: What & How
aggregate intellect: AI, Ethics & Bias
aggregate intellect: AI, Ethics & Bias
AYAR: How AI Stopped You From Getting That Job
AYAR: How AI Stopped You From Getting That Job
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
AI Ethics & Refugee Communities
AI Ethics & Refugee Communities
Women in AI Ethics - Annual Event 2020
Women in AI Ethics - Annual Event 2020
RMDS: Ethical AI within Criminal Justice System
RMDS: Ethical AI within Criminal Justice System
LSE SU: AI Ethics-Beyond Theory
LSE SU: AI Ethics-Beyond Theory
Recruitment Automation Conference 2020
Recruitment Automation Conference 2020
Interview with Swathi Young
Interview with Swathi Young
RMDS: Data Science & AI in Government, Challenges & Applications
RMDS: Data Science & AI in Government, Challenges & Applications
IM Data Conference 2020:
IM Data Conference 2020:
AI for Social Justice
AI for Social Justice
Women Leading in AI Global Conversations
Women Leading in AI Global Conversations
Boundless Podcast
Boundless Podcast
pymetrics: Ethics in Recruiting
pymetrics: Ethics in Recruiting
RealAI: AI, Racism, Inequality and Ethics
RealAI: AI, Racism, Inequality and Ethics
WeAreTheCity: AI Ethics for Social Justice
WeAreTheCity: AI Ethics for Social Justice
Fiddler: Ethical AI
Fiddler: Ethical AI