Fiona McEvoy - Founder of YouTheData

Fiona J McEvoy is an AI ethics writer, researcher, and thought leader based in San Francisco, CA. She was named one of the 30 Women Influencing AI in San Francisco by RE•WORK and one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics You Should Follow in 2019 and beyond by Lighthouse3. 
Fiona is the founder of tech ethics blog,, and has had numerous articles published in media outlets including SlateVentureBeatAll TurtlesChatbots Life, and Becoming Human She regularly presents her ideas at technology conferences, most recently speaking to the eWear Symposium at Stanford University, the world’s largest business AI Summit, and the 2019 RE•WORK Deep Learning Summit.

Fiona holds a graduate degree in Philosophy, with a special focus on ethics and technology. Her thesis paper, “Decisions, decisions: Big Data and the Future of Autonomy” has been published by the Annals of the University of Bucharest as part of their series on emerging technology. The research was also presented at Stanford University to the International Association of Computing and Philosophy

Before returning to study, Fiona spent nearly ten years working as a campaigner, PR and Public Affairs specialist in the UK, dealing with a range of agencies, think tanks, charities and trade associations.  She also holds two Bachelor’s degrees in English Lit & Drama and Classical Studies.

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