Fiona J. McEvoy

AI Ethics

Fiona J. McEvoy, a renowned figure in AI ethics, is a writer, researcher, and speaker. She is also the founder, a platform for the discussion of technology, AI, and the use of data in our society. She has earned accolades as one of the 30 influential women in San Francisco’s AI scene by RE•WORK and one of the top 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics by Lighthouse3. McEvoy frequently contributes to publications such as Slate, VentureBeat, and The Next Web and shares her insights at international conferences.

McEvoy is scheduled to discuss AI ethics on Thursday, April 4, in Wanamaker Hall, Principia College, at 7:30 pm.

McEvoy fosters discussions on technology, artificial intelligence, and data utilization in society. The website critically examines the impact of emerging technologies from the standpoint of ordinary people, communities, and non-technical organizations.

She has an advanced degree in Philosophy and specializes in ethics and technology. Her notable work, “Decisions, decisions: Big Data and the Future of Autonomy,” was featured in the Annals of the University of Bucharest’s series on emerging technology and presented at Stanford University to the International Association of Computing and Philosophy (IACAP). She continues her academic pursuits, having presented “AI-Driven Behavior Change and the Parameters of Ethical Permissibility” at the 2019 IACAP meeting. In October 2019, her critical examination, “Political Machines: Ethical Governance in the Age of AI,” was published in the peer-reviewed Moral Philosophy & Politics journal.
Before her academic career, McEvoy spent nearly a decade in the UK as a campaigner and a public affairs and PR specialist, working with various agencies, think tanks, charities, and trade associations. She also earned two Bachelor’s degrees in English Literature & Drama and Classical Studies.