Merve Hickok


Merve is the founder of She is an independent consultant & trainer focused on capacity building in ethical and responsible AI and governance of AI systems. Merve is a Senior Researcher Center for AI & Digital Policy; founding editorial board member of Springer Nature AI & Ethics journal and one of 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics 2021\. She collaborates with several international organisations setting the global standards for governance of autonomous systems (IEEE, IEC), as well as audit of AI systems (Fellow at ForHumanity Center).

My Sessions
June 23, 2021 4:00 PM
Diversity and Inclusion: AI, ML and Data Ethics - Sponsored by FTI Consulting

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly being seen as a holy grail for enabling regulatory compliance, particularly for larger companies. However AI and ML rely on huge amounts of data to operate effectively and what happens if the data used to train the machine includes bias? This session will talk about the dangers of conscious and unconscious assumptions about race and gender and other concepts creeping into data sets and how this risk can be mitigated.

Speakers include:

  • Tanya Richardson, Senior Counsel, Privacy and Cybersecurity, Uber
  • Samantha Simms, CEO, The Information Collective
  • Aishwarya Srinivasan, AI&ML Innovation Leader, IBM
  • Merve Hickok, Founder,
  • More to be announced