Human well-being is too important and too complex (too multidisciplinary) to be left to economists and politicians
AI Humanity is a young startup that builds technologies and executes transformative programs and policies to help the unprosperous take a leading role in their own economic well-being, so that individuals can have the liberty and economic independence necessary to pursue their own ideal of happiness and personal fulfillment.
Overview of AI Humanity
As noted on our homepage, we are using the principles of information-knowledge theory [?] to create an information supercomputer to democratize prosperity.
Our work focuses on two interrelated areas:
- Individual prosperity
Our information supercomputer—a multidimensional information-processing system that encapsulates local and global economic realities, material needs, entropic surprises, dozens of multidisciplinary determinants and processes, and our technological programs and innovations—can provide any individual with the inspiration, virtues, and attainable and inaccessible resources necessary to get on the path to prosperity.
- Collective and community prosperity
Because institutionalized factors—at the international, national, societal, organizational, and cultural levels—both ignite and stifle economic success (and also perpetuate poverty), we help such institutions (from small, rural communities to large countries) resolve the economic entropy, alleviate the factors of poverty, amplify the factors of prosperity, and capitalize on the unrecognized opportunities and untapped potential in their communities. This will allow communities to optimize their capabilities and cultivate ample opportunities for prosperity for the majority of their citizens.
Our Exhaustive Solution to Democratize Prosperity
To understand why we have devised our exhaustive approach to democratize prosperity and to understand how our solutions work, one must first understand why, over the last six decades, the most successful attempts to solve global poverty (including in impoverished areas of rich countries) have made small, sometimes even notable, differences in some places but have largely failed to alleviate much of poverty in most places and have failed to create opportunities for widespread prosperity.
Why has humanity struggled to solve poverty after spending over $5 Trillion over 60 years?
Global poverty, including poverty within many rich countries like the United States, is highly complex; no single solution—not aid, not taxing the rich to redistribute wealth, not "giving money to the poor and getting out of the way," not changing laws to “level the playing field,” not economic modeling and fiscal and monetary engineering, etc.—alone can alleviate widespread poverty and help the majority of the unprosperous find realizable paths to prosperity.
Most attempts to solve poverty and pathological inequality [?] have ignored many of the most significant factors of poverty and have failed to address many of the overarching problems that keep the unprosperous in absolute poverty, relative poverty, and economic under-self-sufficiency—in both developed and developing countries. In short, they lack information; or, more accurately, they suffer from information deficiency [?].
The single-solution strategies, such as aid or policy alone, and even two or three or four such solutions together, have exacerbated poverty in many communities and countries and have helped to some degree in others, but have not solved the overarching problem of poverty and pathological inequality.
In addition, innumerable charities, philanthropies, NGOs, and local and state and national governments (many highly ineffective) spend hundreds of billions to help the unprosperous in developed and developing countries—with shockingly little success to show for their efforts. In fact, many nonprofits, although good-intentioned, unwittingly perpetuate poverty.
AI Humanity's solution
We believe that to successfully alleviate poverty and help the unprosperous realize opportunities for lasting prosperity, in any given place, we must simultaneously alleviate the most problematic factors that perpetuate poverty and inequality in that place. Or, at the very least, we must attempt to alleviate all of the most significant factors at the same time. In addition, while we alleviate these factors, we must also provide better opportunities for prosperity (e.g., rewarding education sufficient rewarding careers, patient financial capital for entrepreneurship, foundational resources for innovation, personal edification), or else many of the factors of poverty will quickly return.
Accordingly, AI Humanity builds an information supercomputer capable of resolving multiple significant factors of poverty and prosperity simultaneously. And we have devised many new processes and technologies and principles, including our parallel simultaneity principle [?], to help us effectively democratize prosperity.
Our Pilot Program
Our pilot program is scheduled to begin in Baltimore, Maryland in January 2020 and West Virginia sometime thereafter.
Why We Are a For-Profit, Not a Nonprofit
The following passage, with light editing for this website's target audience, was lifted from Universalprosperia (one of our forthcoming books), by Richard Bovell, the founder of AI Humanity:
After a comprehensive study of the history of human successes and failures (including the different economic systems and the varying paths traveled by organizations, corporations, peoples, and societies to economic success) in varying countries over the last two centuries, we have come to believe that operating as a for-profit in the market economy gives AI Humanity the best chance to accomplish its core mission and exceedingly ambitious goals. For we can only succeed if we are fully accountable to our stakeholders, especially the unprosperous, and can operate at significant scales, both of which the market economy facilitates. And if our solutions fail to help the unprosperous, we expect the market would rightfully invalidate our solutions and allow better solutions to triumph.
But if our philosophies, principles, technologies, and innovations—encapsulated in our exhaustive information-knowledge theory solution—do indeed help the unprosperous rise to prosperity in the communities where we operate, the market will validate our solution and we will succeed. In addition, such success (due to market forces and mechanisms) may further give us exponential, expansive opportunities (not typically realized by nonprofits) to help the unprosperous in many more regions around the globe (on a larger scale) and in more significant ways.
Furthermore, AI Humanity expects to oversee the development of many new technologies and industries; thus, only through the market (as a for-profit) can these innovations become a reality and bequeath the success to the unprosperous, who will lead the efforts to bring the innovations to reality.
On the contrary, if we were a nonprofit—operating with inconsequential accountability and negligible market feedback and absent market forces—we could take many years or likely decades to make small improvements in the lives of the unprosperous, as many nonprofits do.
So, we accept that operating as a for-profit may be riskier and perhaps more challenging than operating as a nonprofit since we cannot benefit from donations (Americans alone give $273 Billion a year to charity) and volunteerism for our core operations. Yet, we are grateful for this opportunity, no matter the challenges, to commit our lives to the crucial and fulfilling endeavor of helping the unprosperous rise to prosperity.(Universalprosperia, 2020, Richard Bovell)
More Information on How Precisely Our Technologies and Processes Work
For details on what specifically we do to alleviate the factors of poverty and to create opportunities for prosperity for the unprosperous, see the What We Do page. To track our progress along the way, see the Road Map page. If you are interested in working for AI Humanity, see the We Need You page. And if you are interested in funding AI Humanity and want to learn how our technologies work, contact us via the Funders page.
Striving for more safe, lovely, and just societies
AI Humanity aims to eradicate poverty and ensure the unprosperous have access to the resources and opportunities they need to realize economic prosperity and lead a rewarding life.
Since there is enough wealth in the global economy to make every human prosperous, we don’t just work to provide the unprosperous with access to the aid they need and, where necessary, with the resources for a rewarding education that allows them to obtain a fulfilling career with at least an upper-middle-class salary. We go much further than that: We strive, most crucially, to ensure the unprosperous have realizable paths to prosperity in all of its rewarding comforts, social and political rights and privileges, personal dignities, and generational aspirations and liberties.
How Did AI Humanity Come into Existence?
The story of AI Humanity is one of heartbreak, distress, passion, relentlessness, obsession, compassion, ambitiousness, innovation, multidisciplinary knowledge, collaboration, and dedication—in a word, humanity.
Chapter 1: (To Be Written) The Early Days of AI Humanity
With a dedicated software engineering team and a young research-oriented economics team in place and work on our prototype for Phase 1 underway, AI Humanity will soon recruit dozens of experts to help us get on with the heavy work of democratizing prosperity.
Our pilot program will begin in Baltimore, Maryland in early 2020.
Join Us: We Need You
AI Humanity’s work is so all-encompassing, so multidisciplinary, and so vast as to require the efforts of experts in just about every field, particularly economists, community organizers and activists, anthropologists, reformed gang members and leaders, epidemiologists, ecologists, performing artists, data scientists, documentary filmmakers, physicians, educators, computer scientists, AI engineers, historians, psychologists, and many others.
In fact, at this very moment, we need general researchers, academic researchers, economists, statisticians, psychologists, backend engineers, data scientists, and community organizers.
To learn more and to join us, go to the we need you page and fill out the application. We do need you!