What does an AI Ethicist do? A Guide for the Why, the What and the How.

Merve Hickok
13 min readApr 27, 2020
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AI has moved from having the “potential to impact lives across the world” to effecting thousands of lives every single day. We see algorithms in use in criminal justice, recruitment, news media, e-commerce, law enforcement, banking, welfare eligibility and military, just to name a few. There is now consensus among the researchers and practitioners that bias in these…

Merve Hickok

Founder of AIethicist.org; Research Director at Center for AI & Digital Policy; Data Science Ethics Lecturer at University of Michigan — School of Information