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Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition [www.peoplecentered.net], a Eisenhower and Marshall Memorial Fellow, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World under 40”, Dr. David Bray is named to deliver a future-focused AI World Society Distinguished Lecture at the United Nations Headquarters on United Nations Charter Day June 26th, 2019.
This AI World Society Distinguished Lecture named as United Nations Academic Impact Charter Day Lecture.
The Lecture will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on United Nations Charter Day June 26th, 2019 by the Boston Global Forum and United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). Dr. David Bray will deliver this keynote address on “Artificial Intelligence, the Internet and the Future of Data: Where Will We Be in 2045?”. He will focus on looking towards 2045: rapid technological change, global questions of governance, and the future of human co-existence.”
The AI World Society is honored to have Dr. Bray deliver this Distinguished Lecture. Since 2017, Dr. Bray has served as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition co-founded by Vint Cerf and focused on providing support and expertise for community-focused projects that measurably improve people’s lives using the Internet. Dr. Bray is both a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Faculty Member for Singularity University focused on Impact and Disruption. He also is Chief Strategy Officer for the advanced geospatial company MapLarge and serves on the advisory boards of companies espousing human-centric solutions in a rapidly changing world. He also is a member of the Social Data Science Advisory Board at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.
Dr. Bray’s keynote address will explore of how advances in the Internet, artificial intelligence, and data technologies transform communities and societies. By 2045, the United Nations will be 100 years old and this distinguished lecture will consider what possible changes will have occurred in the world and human societies by then.
Business Insider named Dr. Bray one of the top“24 Americans Who Are Changing the World under 40” and he is a Senior Fellow with the Institute for Human-Machine Cognition. He has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments, including bioterrorism preparedness and response from 2000-2005, humanitarian efforts in 2009, Executive Director for a bipartisan National Commission on research and development in 2013, and as a non-partisan Senior Executive where he received the global CIO 100 Award in both 2015 and 2017. He also was named an Eisenhower Fellow and a Marshall Memorial Fellow to Europe focused on Trans-Atlantic relations. Dr. David Bray is a member of AI World Society Standards and Practice Committee.
Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division of United Nations, is the moderator
Dr. Bray’s talk will be followed by reflections of discussants and a larger conversation with the audience. The invited discussants include:
- Fabrizio Hochschild, United Nations Under Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the United Nations
- David Silbersweig, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
- Nam Pham, Department of Business Development and International Trade, Massachusetts Government.
- Mariko Gakiya , Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
The AI World Society Distinguished Lectures
The Boston Global Forum (BGF) and the Michael Dukakis Institute (MDI) for Leadership and Innovation organize the AI World Society (AIWS) Distinguished Lecture to honor people who have made outstanding contributions in AI that are associated with fostering a set of norms and best practices for the development, management, and uses of AI so that this technology is safe, humane, and beneficial to society.
The AIWS Distinguished Lectures focus on the ideas and visions of the honorees that brought them to their current position of achievement and highlight actions need to help shape a better world the future. The lectures are retained as part of the historical records at AIWS House, published in an e-book and featured in a special section of the Shaping Futures Magazine. BGF and MDI promote work on a 7-layer model for AI and society [https://bostonglobalforum.org/bgf2022/bgf2022/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/The-BGF-G7-Summit-Report.pdf].
About the Boston Global Forum
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, BGF was co-founded by Governor Michael Dukakis and professors, scholars of Harvard University to bring together the world’s thought leaders and experts to participate in open public forums to discuss and illuminate the most critical issues impacting the world at large.
BGF’s principal mission is to provide an interactive and collaborative world forum for identifying and developing action-based solutions to our most profound problems. Its method is to host gatherings of thought leaders and experts to identify and explore the most pressing societal concerns and propose creative and practical solutions.
Boston Global Forum and Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation is proud to serve as a Strategic Alliance Host of AI World Government Conference 2019, for the AI Governance, Big Data and Ethics Summit on Monday, June 24, 9:00 AM – 12:35 PM.
Governor Michael J. Dukakis, Chairman of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation will deliver the opening remarks and conference introduction at the summit.
Other AIWS Standards and Practice Committee members to speak at the conference include Professor Thomas Patterson, Professor Nazli Choucri, and Professor Marc Rutenberg.
AI World Government Conference 2019 takes place at at Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC, from June 24 to June 26.
President Niinisto said:
“Very early in your term of office, at the beginning of July, Finland will take over the Presidency of the European Union. The six-month term will be exceptionally demanding in many ways, but I believe that you will hand over a more functional Union to your successor.”
Mr. President’s full speech can be found here.
The Boston Global Forum and the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation honored President Sauli Niinisto with the World Leader for Peace and Cybersecurity Award at Global Cybersecurity Day December 12, 2018 at Loeb House, Harvard University.
Boston, May 28, 2019
In a world that is being buffeted on every side by technological innovations, political transitions and social turmoil, there is one thing most people can readily agree on about: The coming revolution of Artificial Intelligence holds both enormous promise and great potential peril.
The real world applications of AI will bring revolutionary changes and will have profound effects on the future of humanity. The changes will bring challenges to societal norms and economic models that we have relied on for decades. And we would be wise to prepare for all that will mean.
A century and a half ago, the industrial revolution brought with its great benefits that freed millions from back breaking toil and lifted our standard of living. But the industrial revolution also brought wrenching economic dislocation, new problems and new risks. And so, it will surely be with the coming AI revolution. Innovations now in the pipeline will bring economic dislocations and other risks that may well threaten peace and security around the globe. Our world as we know it could end, not with a bang, but rather with the click-click-click of a cyber attack.
In the past, when technological innovations led to the creation of terrible new weapons, it was only after they were used in warfare that the world came together to craft agreements, sign conventions, and work in union to prohibit their future use.
Technological innovation has now produced the threat of large-scale Cyber warfare. So, let’s do things differently this time. Let’s come together before these revolutionary weapons are used in acts of war between nation states. Let’s act now to develop global standards, International laws, societal norms, and binding conventions before the coming revolution sets loose terrible new destructive forces.
Our national governments have been slow to act. And International bodies such as the United Nations have yet to effectively address the problem. That is why the Boston Global Forum is calling for civilian organizations, non-profits, NGOs, and leaders, thinkers, scholars of every view and variety around the world, to join hands in an effort to build the Artificial Intelligence World Society.
And it is why we invite you now, to join in this important work, before the malware starts flying. We ask for your help and insights. We ask you to point us toward the breakthrough solutions that will help insure that the world gets all the best from applied artificial intelligence, while minimizing the threats and dangers.
We hope to make the AI World Society Summit a place where the brightest minds on the planet can work together, to find the innovative solutions that will help us build a brighter future. We ask you to join us, and we ask for your insights.
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Governor Michael Dukakis, Chairman and Co-founder of the Boston Global Forum
Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO and Co-founder of the Boston Global Forum
Governor Michael Dukakis and Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan awarded Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ives “ World Leader in Peace and Cybersecurity “ at Global Cybersecurity Day December 12, 2017 at Harvard University.
AI World Government provides a comprehensive three-day forum to educate and inform public sector agencies on the strategic and tactical benefits of deploying AI and cognitive technologies. With AI technology at the forefront of our everyday lives, data-driven government services are now possible from federal, state, and local agencies. This has led to the rapid rise in availability and use of intelligent automation solutions. AI World Government gathers leaders from across government, technology innovation, business and research to present the state of the practice and state of the technology to assist the public sector in leveraging advanced intelligent technologies to enhance government services. Special focus is given to the challenges, solutions, and opportunities that lie in the agency mission, and how agencies can prepare to deploy intelligent automation to address their goals.
AI World Government Conference, June 24-26, 2019, Washington DC
Boston Global Forum is the Strategic Alliance Host of AI World Government. Professor Thomas Patterson, Harvard University, Board Member of Boston Global Forum, will present AI World Society – G7 Summit Initiative including AI-Government and AI-Citizen in the morning June 24, 2019 at the event.