We create innovative technologies and execute transformative programs to help the unprosperous realize comprehensive prosperity
Our work focuses on two interrelated areas:
- Individual prosperity:
We provide the unprosperous access to resources, programs, technologies, rewarding education, rewarding careers, and financial capital (where necessary) to overcome the factors of poverty and to work towards comprehensive individual prosperity.
- Collective and community prosperity:
Because institutionalized factors—at the national, local, and cultural levels—significantly perpetuate poverty and pathological inequality and hinder the unprosperous from rising to prosperity, we enlighten, equip, and inspire the unprosperous and provide them the tools and resources they need to work together, with a strong sense of purpose, to overcome the toughest institutionalized challenges and to take a leading role in realizing their own individual and community prosperity.
Enough wealth in the global economy
to make every human prosperous, yet ...
In most countries, most people are economically depressed —
they lack the resources necessary for a purposeful and rewarding life
We believe we know how to alleviate this extraordinarily complex problem
in many regions of the world
Who Are the Unprosperous?
Three groups—the struggling middle class, working poor, and devastatingly poor—make up the unprosperous
The unprosperous lack the economic resources, financial earnings, community necessities, and personal enlightenment and liberties to live a comfortable and rewarding 21st-century life. They earn less than is necessary to be recognized today as comfortable beyond self-sufficiency.
- Struggling Middle Class
- Working Poor
- Devastatingly Poor
What we mean by "Prosperity"
We have created a comprehensive and quantifiable standard to measure and monitor human prosperity
AI Humanity strives to enable the unprosperous with realizable paths to prosperity. By prosperity, we mean a high standard of living; financial comfort; ample time daily for work, exercise, and leisure; a rewarding career or access to financial capital for entrepreneurship; personal dignities and autonomy; justice, including treatment services, not criminalization, for addiction, and sensible and fair criminal justice laws; safety-net services; safe neighborhoods; adequate and accessible rewarding K-12 education; and protection of civil liberties, to name some of the factors of prosperity.
One standard that has made an admirable effort to measure economic self sufficency is the The Self-Sufficiency Standard. But even this standard doesn’t accurately represent the reality of expenditures and well-being for a 21st-century person, not even for citizens in the states where The Self-Sufficiency Standard operates. AI Humanity still needed a comprehensive and precise way to measure human prosperity.
Example of an Individual’s Prosperity Score
- 0Devastatingly Poor
- Ecological Ceiling As Kate Raworth warns in Doughnut Economics, "[This boundary marks] an overshoot of pressure on Earth's life-giving systems, such as through climate change, ocean acidification and chemical pollution." (p. 39)
Factors That Compute the Prosperity Score
Each score factor (or main category) is computed for its own measure of prosperity, the reason for the different colors and scores below. The colors and scores show the person’s state of prosperity (that is, devastatingly poor, poor, rising, or prosperous) in that specific category or subcategory.
- Financial Comfort: The Self-Sufficiency Standard + 45%1.0
- Personal Well Being1.5
- Comfortable Housing: HAVC, Water, Plumbing, and Electricity2.5
- Personal Enlightenment3.0
- Language Literacy6.5
- Literacy of fundamental civil rights and laws2.0
- Basic Economics Literacy2.0
- Financial Literacy1.0
- Governmental and Political Literacy4.0
- Basic Ecological Literacy3.0
- Early Childhood Development Literacy3.0
- Cultural Literacy1.0
- Religious and Spiritual Freedom3.5
- Rewarding Career (if interested in one and able to work)4.0
- Personal Advancement and Purpose5.0
- Stable Government6.0
- Affordable and Accessible Healthcare6.5
- Leisure and Social Activities6.5
- Accessible and Reliable Transportation7.1
- Safe and Reliable Waste Management7.2
- Adequate and Accessible Childcare to K-12 Education7.8
- Protection of Comprehensive Civil Liberties8.0
- Safe Neighborhood and Sufficient Community Resources8.2
- Safety Net Programs and Resources for the Elderly8.5
- Personal Computing Device and Internet Access9.0
- Reliable and Efficient Business and Finance Infrastructure9.2
- Respect for Welfare of Partner Countries9.5
- Ecological Safety and Wellness9.5
What We Do
Our exhaustive plan tackles prosperity for the unprosperous from every solvable angle
AI Humanity creates a number of integrated technologies, strategies, and programs to accomplish our goals in the following manner:
Inspiration and EnlightenmentWe inspire, enlighten, and equip the unprosperous with the necessary tools and resources they need—both individually and collectively—to pursue individual and collective prosperity.
Advancement and InnovationWe create innovative programs and technologies and accumulate the necessary resources to help the unprosperous with realizable opportunities for prosperity. These include access to rewarding education towards rewarding careers, capital for entrepreneurship, and resources for innovation.
Aid OptimizationWe help tens of thousands of organizations and governmental programs collaborate and coordinate and optimize to more effectively eliminate the factors of poverty.
Collaboration and Collective IntelligenceWe enable the coordination and cooperation of thousands and potentially hundreds of thousands of people to work together—via collective human intelligence—on specific projects toward common goals and and the advancement humanity..
In addition, “we exploit the blindspots of capitalism to help optimize the dynamism of the economy to directly improve the wealth and standard of living of the unprosperous," as Richard Bovell describes in his forthcoming book The 65%.
If you are interested in learning more or funding AI Humanity and want to learn how our technologies and processes work and how they work together, contact us via the Funders page. And if you are interested in volunteering or working for AI Humanity, see the We Need You page.
We will begin our work in two cities: Baltimore, Maryland, and a yet-to-be-determined city in West Virginia
We have selected Baltimore, Maryland, as the first of two cities to participate in our pilot program. Although we haven’t yet finalized the location of the second city, we believe an impoverished area of West Virginia, the poorest state in the United States and a location proximal to Baltimore, may be ideal.
The poverty in Baltimore (urban) and most parts of West Virginia (rural and semi-rural) is so severe and widespread and shocking that these areas may not seem to be part of the United States, the richest country in the world.
The myriad of problems in these communities exemplify the endemic, institutionalized social, economic, class, and race problems that have plagued the United States for decades—the very problems AI Humanity has set out to solve.
Join Us: We Need You
Help create the safer, lovelier, more just society you want to see and experience
To provide the unprosperous with realizable paths to prosperity, even in just one city, let alone cities and rural communities across the globe, we need to hire and partner with relentless, innovative people who possess a revolutionary disposition and audacious spirit. How else can we help the unprosperous rise to universal comprehensive prosperity against nearly impossible odds? How else can we succeed where many others have failed for decades and even centuries and after spending hundreds of billions of dollars?
Help others even as you yourself find your purpose and path to fulfillment.
We need collaborators and experts in myriad areas of specializations. We are taking applications now. We need experts as part-time and full-time contractors as well as full-time employees over the coming weeks and months.
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Coming Fall 2019
America's Bottom 65%
How the unprosperous Americans will work together, realize prosperity, and save humanity.
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We are transparent every step of the way: Track our progress
AI Humanity strives to be diligent and transparent in its endeavors, even as a for-profit technology-driven startup. You can track our progress along the way.
2017–2018: Research and Planning
Richard Bovell, the founder of AI Humanity, recruited some of the exceptional students from Bov Academy of Programming to begin the early research and technological exploration for AI Humanity’s extensive solutions to solve global poverty.
January 2019: Website Deployment
With about 98% of the work on the main AI Humanity website now complete, we will officially launch the website to the public in early January 2019.
The January 2019 version of the website outlines our mission, strategies, philosophies, processes, and early milestones. The target audience comprises mostly experts and some potential collaborators.
This website is not intended for the unprosperous to use for help with overcoming poverty and realizing prosperity. The unprosperous will realize prosperity via our specific prosperity-for-the-unprosperous projects (for example, AllAid, Eduprosperity, RewardingEducation, and Entrepreneurship), which will become available as we launch each project or strategy later in 2019 and onward.
January–June 2019: MVP, Recruitment, and R&D
We are in the process of developing our Minimum Viable Product (MVP), which includes three integrated technologies buoyed by AI and the human good. These technologies work together to help the unprosperous with all of their needs—starting with critical needs, then personal enlightenment, then rewarding education, followed by rewarding career.
Richard and a small team will begin research and development, recruitment, negotiations, and partnerships in Baltimore, Maryland.
Meanwhile, Richard will continue his academic and field research for the three AI Humanity books and related speeches and courses.
We will continue to recruit experts and collaborators, expanding our team in the process, to execute the exhaustive first phase of our plan.
August 2019: Start of Pilot Program in Baltimore, MD
In early August, we expect to officially launch our pilot program in Baltimore, MD, with over 2,000 participants, all of whom we will help with all of their needs, free of charge, until they realize comprehensive prosperity—the prosperity we describe on our Prosperity Score page.
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