The ocean covers more than 70% of the Earth. It regulates the climate, absorbs greenhouse gas emissions, and generates oxygen on which all life depends. The ocean economy has always existed for transport and trade, resource extraction, and waste disposal (intentional and unintentional). The call for a new blue economy is to focus on sustainable subsets within the global ocean economy and push other subsets to become more ocean-friendly. By leveraging AI, the blue economy can move humankind closer to the long-sought balance between economic prosperity and ecological resilience.