Voqal knows that taking risks with innovative, progressive ideas is necessary to advance social change. The Voqal Fellowship embodies this idea by investing in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs. It is a talent accelerator aimed at giving those often overlooked by traditional funders a chance to enact their visions at center stage. This month, we highlight one of the individuals from the 2021 Voqal Fellowship cohort, Aurum Linh.
Aurum’s project, the Algorithmic Injustice Event Series, focuses on the voices of those whose lives are affected by algorithmic decision-making to connect them with folks working within the law sector to challenge its use.
Aurum is the Creatrix of Atlas Lab and has extensive experience working in software development at companies like Adobe, IDEO CoLab, and Internet Archive. They see 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.
We are honored to support individuals like Aurum and look forward to their continued work to help create a more socially equitable world. You can learn more about Aurum and the rest of the 2021 Voqal Fellowship cohort on our fellowships page.