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 factors of poverty and the devastating problems in these communities exemplify the endemic institutionalized, social, economic, class, and race problems that have plagued impoverished communities throughout the United States for decades—the very problems AI Humanity has set out to solve.
- Baltimore, Maryland
- West Virginia
Why We Have Selected Baltimore, Maryland
We have selected Baltimore, Maryland, as the first of two locations for our pilot program, for the following reasons:
Baltimore is one of the poorest big cities and the third or fourth most violent city in the United States.
The problems endemic to Baltimore—drug trafficking, drug addiction, violent crimes, generational poverty, lack of opportunity, cognitive deficiency of the poor, homelessness, group conflict, police-and-community dissension and distrust, joblessness, few rewarding jobs, unsafe neighborhoods, thousands of abandoned homes and buildings, unsafe drinking water (lead) in some neighborhoods, and poor K–12 public education—make the city, known as Charm City, an ideal location for AI Humanity’s work, since we set out to solve, globally, all the noted problems that afflict the city of Baltimore today.
We are hopeful the present lawmakers and community leaders of Baltimore will embrace the courageousness, openness, and judiciousness necessary for transformative change and for the realization of widespread prosperity in Baltimore. AI Humanity relies on these principles to properly execute our comprehensive work in the communities we aim to help.
For our pilot program, we want to start off with a sufficiently challenging city that will put all of our resources and innovations and strategies and policies to a rigorous real-world test.