HUMAN is a distributed ecosystem and set of open source projects, composed of individuals and teams across many entities. Many of the components used in HUMAN Protocol reference implementations were written and validated at scale in production codebases prior to being open sourced.
Ecosystem contributors have come from backgrounds at Stanford, MIT, Apple, Google, Cloudera, etc. and have substantial ML, cryptography & security expertise. This includes building large scale distributed systems for the web, for machine learning, and in finance.