Hello! I’m Mike McKenna (he/him 🌈). I’m the data ethicist at Services Australia (which includes Centerlink and Medicare).
Before I joined the Australian public service, I was Director of Data Science at Parity (doing Responsible AI work), and before that, I led CVS’s Covid-19 vaccine demand forecasting and design data-driven equity initatives under Operation Warp Speed.
Some other work I am proud of is Cellophane, a toolkit for algorithmic bias detection under uncertainty; and organizing to hold Google accountable for mistreating its ethical AI team.
I have spent most of the last decade in housing co-operatives. This webseries really captures the good, the bad, and the downright weird, of the experience.
To relax, I snuggle with Nina the mutt, train for half marathons, make zines, and play too much bullet (find me on lichess).