Who we are

Humans in the Loop is an award-winning social enterprise founded in 2017 with the vision to connect conflict-affected communities to digital work

Providing opportunity

Witnessing the distress caused to communities by armed conflict and forced displacement, Humans in the Loop was established with the big idea of channeling work opportunities to those who need them the most as an alternative to the reliance on humanitarian aid.


Our mission: to build the workforce of the future which works hand in hand with Artificial Intelligence

Future of work

We currently have a workforce of more than 250 conflict-affected people who are working to power some of the most exciting applications of AI. They receive specialized ML annotation training and are being prepared to become the professional "humans-in-the-loop" of the near future.

Our all-female crew


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Iva Gumnishka

Chief Executive Officer

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Tess Valbuena

Chief Operations Officer

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Zoe Holliday

Chief Impact Officer

Recognition for our work


Open innovation for solving world challenges

We are a winner of MIT SOLVE's Global Challenges

Humans in the Loop is part of Solve’s 2020 class in the field of Good Jobs and Inclusive Entrepreneurship

Innovation can come from anywhere, to everyone

We are a global innovator supported by Expo Live

Humans in the Loop is recognized as a Global Innovator by Expo 2020 Dubai’s Innovation Impact Grant

Bridging the digital skills gap

We are a member of the EC Digital skills and jobs coalition

Humans in the Loop has pledged to provide 500 remote digital jobs to conflict-affected people by the end of 2020

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What defines us