Merve Hickok

Merve Hickok

Research Director at Center for AI and Digital Policy, Founder of AIethicist.org


Merve Hickok is the founder of AIethicist.org. She is also the Research Director at Center for AI & Digital Policy. The Center educates AI policy practitioners and advocates across ~60 countries. Merve’s work focuses on AI bias, impact of AI systems on fundamental rights, and social justice. She provides consultancy and training services on Responsible AI development, use and governance to private & public organizations. Merve is a Data Ethics Lecturer at University of Michigan. Merve has been recognized by a number of organizations – most recently as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics™ – 2021, and as Runner-up for Responsible AI Leader of the Year – 2022 (Women in AI).​Merve was previously a VP at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and held senior roles varying from Country HR Manager to International Lead on recruitment technologies, benchmarking, and diversity recruitment across more than 27 countries.