Atlas Lab was born out of a collaboration between the Mozilla Foundation and the Digital Freedom Fund with
the goal to bridge the knowledge gap between technology and law — with the core focus on human rights defenders working on AI court cases around the world.
Atlas Lab is an educational resource for lawyers to learn about automated decision making technologies (without having to learn to code) and a resource to cultivate collective legal strategy and collaboration for AI court cases across the globe.
Aurum Linh is a Creatrix* of Atlas Lab with extensive experience working in software development at companies like Adobe, IDEO CoLab, and Internet Archive. Aurum sees technology as a tool that cannot be separated from the social and political context in which it is designed, developed, and deployed. They firmly believe that how machines make decisions is a human rights issue - because biased people do not make neutral technology.
*Creatrix is the gender-neutral term for Creator/Creatress
Jonathan McCully is a Creator of Atlas Lab with over six years of experience working in human rights litigation. Jonathan believes the courts play an indispensable role in promoting, vindicating and safeguarding our human rights. As machines are increasingly supporting decision-making that have a real-world impact on our rights, including through the exacerbation or further entrenchment of existing human rights breaches, we must push the courts to save us from these machines through litigation.