Researcher, Data & Society
Jacob (Jake) Metcalf, PhD is a technology ethics researcher and consultant specializing in data analytics and artificial intelligence. As a Researcher at Data & Society, he is a member of the AI on the Ground Initiative and works on an NSF-funded multisite project, Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research (PERVADE). For this project, he studies how data ethics practices are emerging in environments that have not previously grappled with research ethics, such as industry, conference committees, and civil society organizations. He also studies how design practices can successfully integrate ethical values and principles.
Jake also runs a consulting firm, Ethical Resolve, LLC, that provides clients with a range of ethics services, helping clients can make well-informed, consistent, actionable and timely business decisions that reflect their values. He lives amongst the redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains.