BSB 143     J. Morris Hicks     (4-18-18) 
Leveraging the Un-Biased Power of AI

First, the bad news. Posted yesterday, this image from Arctic News illustrates the unprecedented crisis that we are facing as the Arctic sea ice continues to disappear.

To read the complete report posted on Arctic News by Sam Carana, click here:  Heat Storm. At the end of his post, Carana included a 4-minute video by environmental scientist, Dr. Guy McPherson, former tenured professor at the University of Arizona.

As usual, McPherson's message offers us little hope for survival beyond 3 to 5 years.  But for me, I choose to believe that we still have a chance to fix the mess we have created, and I have added a few new slides to my presentation on that topic.   

Now for the "good news" idea that I am now talking about in my presentations. It is all about leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to help show us the way to long-term sustainability of our ecosystem and our species. 

Take a look below at the latest two slides on that topic that I have added to my public presentations. Leading up to these two slides, I talk about things that must be done, but admit that "how" to do those things is "above my pay grade."

To that end, I talk about that "pay grade" statement and float the idea that AI might be able to help the human race find its way to a sustainable future. In order to do that, we've got to get bias, prejudice, greed, power and religious differences out of the decision making process. 

For the crucial decision-making ahead, we must rely on scientific knowledge--something that has been doubling every 10 to 20 years for the past two centuries. 

In a nutshell, perhaps a consortium of G20 countries can appoint a scientific team to load all of the critical survival data in the world into an AI network and ask for a detailed answer to this question at the bottom of this first slide:

"What MUST we do NOW 
to survive and thrive indefinitely?" 

The last point on the second slide includes the kinds of AI generated consequences we will face if we don't take urgent action now.

After crunching the mountains of data entered by the scientific team, this is the kind of AI action plan that I am envisioning:

Please give me a call if you'd like to discuss.

Looking for Opportunities to Speak in 2018.  Since 2016, my research, writing and speaking has been focused on the sustainability of our ecosystem, our civilization and our future as a species. With an emphasis on food choices, I call it the "most important topic in the history of humanity." 

After all, what could possibly be more important to humans than the survival of our species?

Latest talks: During the past few weeks, I spoke at the in Honolulu and in Kahului, Maui. On May 2, I will be speaking at the College of the Holy Cross  in Worcester, MA. In October, there is a possibility that I will be speaking at a Chinese Nutrition Association event in Nanjing, China.

To schedule a presentation at a venue near you, please contact me at

Be well,  J. Morris (Jim) Hicks

Promoting health, hope and harmony on planet Earth

Moonglow J. Morris Hicks

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