On May 8, 2019, on behalf of the Boston Global Forum, Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan – the CEO of the Boston Global Forum, held a meeting with Mr. Vint Cerf, “the father of Internet”, Vice President, Chief Internet Evangelist of Google, to award him with the World Leader in AI World Society Award. Earlier on April 25, 2019, at the Artificial Intelligence World Society – G7 Summit Conference held at Loeb House, Harvard University, the Boston Global Forum has honored him.
During the meeting which was held at Mr. Vint Cerf’s office, the two great minds had discussed about the big changes that are happening in the world in the late 20th and 21st century – the Age of the Enlightenment of Internet and Artificial Intelligence. Together, they talked about how AI and the Internet can be utilized to do great things, and how to minimize the negative aspects and risks that AI can pose to humanity. Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan and Mr. Vint Cerf agreed sanctions and laws from the civilized and progressive world community are needed to prevent these threats and risks.
Currently, governments lag behind on creating laws that prevent the negative aspects of AI; therefore, there is an immediate need to connect like-minded thinkers, scholars, innovators, business leaders, and non-governmental organizations, etc., to build alliances in order to make the world a peaceful, safe, and new democracy with artificial intelligence and the Internet. Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan and Mr. Vint Cerf have the enthusiasm, similar goals, and a common path with regards to the future of AI and the Internet and how these inventions can improve lives of people around the world. The meeting opens new initiatives and programs to turn their enthusiasm and ideas into reality. Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan and Mr. Vint Cerf made appointments for the next meetings and discussions in Boston in July and in other cities to discuss about how AI World Society Summit can make meaningful contributions to humanity.
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan was the Director of Teltic Informatics Center, Khanh Hoa Post and Telecom of Vietnam Post and Telecom Corporation (VNPT). At that time, he applied Internet communication protocol TCP / IP invented by Vint Cerf, to build the VietNet Information Highway, Vietnam’s first public computer network using TCP / IP, providing services for the whole of Vietnam since January 1996, 2 years before Vietnam officially provided Internet services. Starting from VietNet network, and with VietNet, Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan was honored as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Talents in 1996.