United Nations Centennial Initiative and United Nations Day October 24th

Ramu Damodaran, the first Chief of United Nations Academic Impact (2010-2021), Co-Chair of the United Nations Centennial Initiative

In a phrase later paraphrased by, and hence often misattributed to, Dag Hammarskjold, Henry Cabot Lodge said of the then new United Nations that it would not “bring us to heaven, but might save us from hell.” As we observe the organization’s 76th anniversary on October 24, perceptions of both hell and heaven have become more proximate, the impact of the pandemic, or personal escape from it, a measuring rod, shaping also the ecumenical “Our Common Agenda” authored by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last month as a moral, as much as political, compass for our common future.

Drawing upon rich sources, including a global conversation launched in 2020 that aggregated responses from 1.5 million people, the report builds upon Guterres’s determination that the 75th anniversary of the United Nations be opportunity to shape the future rather than celebrate the past, an idea that informed the Boston Global Forum’s own United Nations Centennial Initiative, looking at how the world would be in 2045, the moment the Organization reached a hundred years. Central to both the “Common Agenda” and our effort is the imperative of a new social contract, one Guterres defines as “between governments and their people and within societies so as to rebuild trust and embrace a comprehensive vision of human rights”, and one which we, in the specific context of our age of artificial intelligence (AI), see based upon “dialogue, tolerance, learning and understanding on key principles and practices for an agreement among members of society for shared social benefit.”

We see the shape of such agreement leading to the United Nations extending international human rights standards to AI (contributing to the “comprehensive vision” Guterres suggests), adopting a convention on the use of AI and establishing a specialized UN agency on AI. We have at least two precedents to draw upon, including the very first resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, Resolution 1/1 of January 1946.

The four months between the signing of the UN Charter by its original members, on June 26,1945, and the formal launch of the Organization, on October 24, were punctuated by an event unforeseen when the Charter was drafted, the use of atomic weapons in August. That inspired the resolution “to deal with the problems raised by the discovery of atomic energy” and its creation of the UN Atomic Energy Commission with an objective to use atomic energy only for peaceful purposes. While there were certainly infirmities and evasions in the resolution, including the placement of the Commission under the authority of the Security Council rather than General Assembly, and its dissolution within a few years, it did set the pace for the International Atomic Energy Agency to emerge and, more immediately, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which entered into force for its signatories in February this year.

A second precedent is the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), charged with the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention with its unique provision for on-site inspections of operational chemical weapons destruction facilities as well as “challenge” inspections of use or production of chemical weapons alleged, with provision of verifiable proof, by one or more States against another. Worth noting is that although it has a working relationship with the United Nations, OPCW is not itself a UN body.

Both a Social Contract for the AI age and an alliance or compact for digital governance can be fashioned by nations within the forums of the United Nations or outside, as the precedents of IAEA and OPCW show. Our preference, given the leadership of the Secretary-General, would be the former; it is odd that, in 2021, matters relating to AI are dispersed among UN entities as disparate as its Conference on Disarmament, its Inter-regional Crime and Justice Research Institute and the International Telecommunications Union. Sound and swift multilateral action can inspire creative academic, scientific and civil society endeavors, including the emergence of an AI “World Society” (AIWS) and of AIWS Cities, urban centers for innovation and reflection, both of which we suggest in our own report.

As we repair our world and our lives, the moment is opportune. As Derek Walcott, the Nobel literature laureate who taught at Boston University for a number of years reminded us, when you “break a vase, the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.” Let’s seize that strength.

“Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” will be presented at the Policy Dialog of Club de Madrid

Harvard Professor Thomas Patterson, co-founder of the Boston Global Forum, will present key concepts of the Age of Global Enlightenment from Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment at the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid’s Policy Dialog 2021:

17:00 – 18:30 CET / 11:00 – 12:30 EST

PLENARY SESSION II, The power of technology, leadership and citizen´s resilience

Democracies all over the world are facing similar challenges. This session is devoted to reflecting on three powerful tools to protect and prepare our democracies for the future: digital democracy, responsible leadership and citizen´s resilience. Pan Co-Author of the Book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”

Panelists will propose policy recommendations that help define strategies to foster this kind of technology, leadership and citizenship to rebuild trust in democracy.

  • Dalia Grybauskaitė,President of Lithuania (2009-2019) and Member of CdM
  • Paul Nemitz,Principal Advisor, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission
  • Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya,Leader of Democratic Belarus and a human rights activist
  • Tania Bruguera,Cuban Artist and Activist
  • Thomas Patterson,Research Director of the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation; Harvard Kennedy School, Boston Global Forum

Session facilitated by Peter Loewen, Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

 

Link: https://rethinking-democracy.vconnect.tv/register/#signup

 

Global Enlightenment Education at UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST, Oct 28, 2021

Moderator: Ramu Damodaran, first Chief of United Nations Academic Impact, co-chair of the United Nations Centennial Initiative

Speakers: Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija, Harvard Professor David Silbersweig

The moderator and speakers will present and discuss on how Global Enlightenment Education Program of the United Nations Centennial Initiative will contribute to solve the issues of misinformation and disinformation.

This is the first side event to Club de Madrid’s Policy Dialog 2021 “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”

The United Nations came into being in 1945 as a cerebral, as much as political, innovation, the very first resolution of its General Assembly, in the January of 1946, was on the “problems arising from the discovery of atomic energy.” 75 years later, in the January of 2021, Governor Michael Dukakis announced the “Artificial Intelligence International Accord Initiative” whose goal he described as “to stimulate a global conversation that will make sure AI is used responsibly by governments and the private sector around the world.” It is precisely conversations of that nature that can nurture an era of global enlightenment as we approach the United Nations centennial in less than a quarter century. An era that can shape a world governed by international law and the exercise of international as much as individual, and indeed intellectual, responsibility where the creativity and innovation of the human person work to shape a world worthy of our times just as surely as that world works to foster and further, in the phrase of the United Nations Charter, the “dignity and worth“ of that human person.

In preparation for that transition and achievement, the Boston Global Forum (BGF) and Club de Madrid are choreographing a series of interviews with eminent thinkers on “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” as side events of their joint Policy Dialogue 2021. These will be telecast by major media in Vietnam and in New York and will be accessible on the BGF website.

 

From Oct 27, 2021 to December 12, 2021:

Format: discussion with selected speakers of CdM Policy Dialog 2021, or distinguished leaders, thinkers, strategists, innovators about Rethinking Democracy

Title of Series: Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment

Topics:

  • Global Enlightenment Education to solve Disinformation, Misinformation
  • New innovation ecosystems for community innovation economy
  • Smart democracy
  • AIWS City and Flagship cities in the Age of Global Enlightenment

Moderators: Ramu Damodaran, Professor Thomas Patterson, Professor David Silbersweig, Professor Nazli Choucri

 

Other side events:

Global Enlightenment Education at UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST, Oct 28, 2021

Moderator: Ramu Damodaran,

Speakers: Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija, Harvard Professor David Silbersweig

 

Building Nha Trang Khanh Hoa in becoming a flagship area in the Age of Global Enlightenment

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM, EST, October 29, 2021

Law and Governance in the Age of AI Conference in Vietnam discussed about Fundamentals of the International Law on AI

The Framework of Global Laws and Accord on AI and Digital and Global Alliance for Digital Governance were introduced and discussed at the conference “Law and Governance in the Age of AI”, co-organized by Vietnam National University (VNU) and IFI on October 21, 2021.

Scholars of the School of Law, Vietnam National University were pleased to contribute to the initiative of Boston Global Forum, to build the Age of Global Enlightenment.

 

Presentation

Keynote on Social Contract on the Age of AI and Review on the Book “Remaking the World Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”

 

Moderator:

Mr. Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, CEO of The Boston Global Forum (BGF), co-founder of the AIWS City (AIWS.city); Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of VietNamNet (1997-2011)

 

Fundamentals of International Law on AI and Digital

Mr. Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor in the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission

 

Law and governance: a comparative Study on Asian national policies and Strategies

Mr. Đặng Minh Tuấn, Deputy Head of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Department, School of Law, VNU

 

The Use of AI in Civil Justice System: Perspectives and Challenges for Access to Justice

Mrs. Nguyễn Thị Bích Thảo, Deputy Head of Civil Law Department, School of Law, VNU

 

The social credit system in china: a state governance system and its adverse impact on human rights

Mr. Nguyễn Văn Quân, School of Law, VNU

 

Secretary: Mrs. Vu Thi My Le, IFI

Building Nha Trang Khanh Hoa in becoming a flagship area in the Age of Global Enlightenment

7:00 am – 8:30 am, EST, October 29, 2021

Organizers: Boston Global Forum and Club de Madrid

This is s special side event to Club de Madrid’s Policy Dialog 2021

 

Moderator:

Thomas Patterson, Co-founder of the Boston Global Forum, Harvard professor, Co-Author of the Book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”

 

Keynote Speakers:

Governor Michael Dukakis, Co-founder and Chair of the Boston Global Forum, Co-Author of the Book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” 

Nguyen Hai Ninh, Chief of Party of Nha Trang Khanh Hoa

 

Panelists:

Nguyen Tan Tuan, Governor of Nha Trang Khanh Hoa

Ho Van Mung, Chief of Party of Nha Trang City

Alex Sandy Pentland, MIT professor, Co-Author of the Book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”

John Quelch, Co-founder of the Boston Global Forum, Harvard Business School professor

Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija, Co-Author of the Book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”

President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Club de Madrid (2014-2020), Co-Author of the Book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”

David Silbersweig, Harvard Professor, BGF Board Member

David Bray, the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” under 40

Nguyen Anh Tuan, Co-founder and CEO of the Boston Global Forum, Co-Author of the Book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”

AIWS City at the Riga Conference 2021

The AIWS Value System is innovative and, as such, untested for its utility. AIWS will test the concept by creating the AIWS City, which will be a virtual digital city dedicated to promoting the values associated AIWS.

Professor Thomas Patterson introduced AIWS City as a practical model for the Age of Global Enlightenment and discuss about it with Moderator Zaneta Ozolina at the session “REMAKING THE WORLD – THE SECOND AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT. THE UNITED NATIONS 2045”, the Riga Conference 2021, October 14, 2021.

The United Nations Centennial initiative was launched by the Boston Global Forum (BGF) and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) in 2019 as the United Nations planned to mark the 75th anniversary the following year. It brought into its fold some of the finest minds of our times as they sought to anticipate the world, and the United Nations, in 2045, the year of the world organization’s centennial. The core concepts of the initiative are reflected in the book “Remaking the World: Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”; these include the idea of a social contract for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) age, a framework for an AI international accord, an ecosystem for the “AI World Society” (AIWS) and a community innovation economy. Some of these ideas have already begun to be put into practice, including a Global Alliance for Digital Governance and the evolution of AIWS City, a virtual digital city dedicated to promoting the values associated with AIWS.

This session discussed concepts of the book to build the Age of Global Enlightenment, and the particular role of the Baltic States – who celebrate thirty years of United Nations membership this year-in this regard.

Speakers:

Dr Vaira Vīķe- Freiberga, President of the Republic of Latvia from 1999 to 2007

Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of the Boston Global Forum, Director of the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, Co-Founder of the AI World Society Innovation Network, Co-Founder of AIWS City

Paul F. Nemitz, Director for Fundamental rights and Union citizenship in the Directorate-General for JUSTICE of the European Commission

Alex `Sandy’ Pentland, Director of the Human Dynamics Laboratory, MIT’s, Director of the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, Co-Leader of The World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data Initiatives, Founding Member of The Advisory Boards for Nissan, Motorola Mobility, Telefonica

Thomas Patterson, Research Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, Professor of Government and the Press of Harvard Kennedy School, Distinguished Contributor to the Book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”

Moderator: Prof Žaneta Ozoliņa, Chairwoman of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation.

 

Link:

https://fb.watch/8IdvBeUlYR/

and:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-2r7qzYZo&t=20490s

World Leaders join special series “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”

Policy Dialogue 2021: Rethinking Democracy

Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue will be held on 27, 28, 29 October. Action Labs will take place on 18, 19, 20 October.

The Boston Global Forum (BGF) is a partner of Club de Madrid in organizing the Policy Dialog 2021.

BGF will introduce the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment as principles and solutions for Rethinking Democracy.

BGF and Club de Madrid will co-organize special series “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”, a dialog between distinguished leaders to build the Age of Global Enlightenment.

The moderators of this special series are Ramu Damodaran, the First Chief of United Nations Academic Impact (2010-2021), co-chair of the United Nations Centennial Initiative, and Harvard professors David Silbersweig and Thomas Patterson.

In spite of its inevitable imperfections, democracy has served humankind well, making systems and institutions stronger, able to meet citizens’ demands. But there is growing evidence that in many places of the world, democracy is wilting away.

Even in established democracies, the level of disruption indicates that our political systems require calibration. Divisive populist discourses, technologies disrupting the public debate, polarized political landscapes and rising authoritarian governance styles, to name a few, are testing the limits of democratic systems across the globe.

Club de Madrid and Boston Global Forum are set on changing the notion that democratic systems can no longer deliver. For our societies to address their many challenges, democracy needs innovation. Club de Madrid’s Annual Policy Dialogue will present far-reaching proposals to adapt our leadership styles, information ecosystems and institutional settings to the realities of the 21st Century. We need to ‘rethink democracy’ and breathe new life into the system.

Link: http://www.clubmadrid.org/policy-dialogue-2021-rethinking-democracy/

Is Data the New Frontier of Power?

Representative of BGF and AIWS.net in Riga, Professor Zaneta Ozolina, Chairwoman of LATO and the Riga Conference 2021, has organized the conference for 2021. The book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment was discussed at a special session of the Conference. AIWS.net is also glad to introduce the session “Is Data the New Frontier of Power?” of the conference.

Decades have passed since one can consider issues of security at a regional or global level as straight forward melee combat. The number of battle-fronts a country must consider keeps increasing on a regular basis. The most recent tool to be used and targeted is the digital footprint left by any transaction, message or activity in our digital age: data. Unidentifiable resources are invested into gathering as much data as possible to be used for a variety of questionable purposes. How should we reconcile the opportunities and the vulnerabilities that stem with holistic digitalisation? How far should we go to govern the internet, the hardware and the software that enables an unparalleled level of innovation but also the threat of the rise of surveillance capitalism and openings for other national security threats?

Aura Salla, Public Policy Director, Head of EU Affairs at Facebook

Andrejs Vasiljevs, Cofounder and Chairman of the Board of Tilde, Board Member of the Big Data Value Association

Līga Raita Rozentāle, Senior Director of European Cybersecurity Policy, Microsoft

Michael Bociurkiw, Global Affairs Analyst

Josef Schroefl, Deputy Director of the COI Strategy and Defense, European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Online)

Moderator: Jānis Sārts, Director, NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence

 

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlVC9bgNB-8

Paul Nemitz and Nguyen Anh Tuan will speak about the Framework for Global Law on AI and Digital in Vietnam

The Conference “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Humanity – The Multidimensional Impacts of a Technological Revolution” will take place on October 21th, 2021 in Hà Nội. The event is a part of the DAAS (Diderot Advanced Academic Seminars) series of IFI under the sponsorship of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU), with the collaboration of Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology.

Speakers:

Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor in the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Author of Principle Human – Democracy, Law and Ethics in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Distinguished Contributor to Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment

Dr. Đặng Minh Tuấn, Deputy Director of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Department, School of Law, VNU

Dr. Nguyễn Văn Quân, Faculty of School of Law, VNU

Dr. Nguyễn Bích Thảo, Faculty of School of Law, VNU

Moderator: Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of the Boston Global Forum

Paul Nemitz will talk about his chapter “Fundamentals of International Law on AI and Digital” in Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment and Global Alliance for Digital Government in building the Framework for Global Law on AI and Digital.

Speakers will present the legal system and its implementation in China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Singapore, and Vietnam about Law on AI and Digital, and how to engage them to the Global Alliance for Digital Governance.

The outcome of the conference will be a report on the “Framework for Global Law on AI and Digital, a foundation of the Age of Global Enlightenment”

“Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” at the Riga Conference 2021

With Moderator Zaneta Ozolina, Chair Woman of LATO, speakers President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Professor Alex Sandy Pentland, Professor Thomas Patterson, Paul Nemitz, and Nguyen Anh Tuan presented and discussed about the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment with ideas to solve questions at the session “REMAKING THE WORLD – THE SECOND AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT. THE UNITED NATIONS 2045”, the Riga Conference 2021, October 14, 2021.

The age where the impact of AI is only growing, the social contract for the AI Age could be one of the tools which could create a cooperative framework for advancing, managing and monitoring AI and its impact. The authors emphasize the particular role of international organizations. In the last few years, we have been observing the diminishing role of multilateralism. To what extent is the creation of such a Social Contract achievable when it requires commitment from so many parties, the role of education and information in the Age of Global Enlightenment.

The book addresses many issues related to the future of AI. One of the main themes is related to governance- particularly to AI and democratic governance. Concepts such as the next generation democracy are introduced. What makes the next generation democracy different from the present one? What kind of governance is needed for an age of global enlightenment and what is the role of AI?

The foundations of the Social Contract are based on the principle of inclusiveness, to take on the broad range of stakeholders. Have any policy solutions been considered for the containment of actors who violate the agreed principles?

The new concept “Community Innovation Economy” as a fundamental part of the economy in the Age of Global Enlightenment. What are the difficulties in applying it?

What are key factors for world success in building the Age of Global Enlightenment?

AIWS City as a practical model for the Age of Global Enlightenment.

 

Link:

https://fb.watch/8IdvBeUlYR/

and:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu-2r7qzYZo&t=20490s

Global Enlightenment Community contribute to building the Age of Global Enlightenment through AIWS City

10/10/2020 is birthday of AIWS City, a virtual digital city dedicated to promoting the values associated AIWS.

After one year, AIWS City created Global Enlightenment Community, whose first members are distinguished contributors to the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment.

The Global Enlightenment Community are leaders, strategists, thinkers, and innovators from top 45 cities around the world, such as Boston, NYC, Tokyo, Madrid, Brussels, and others.

The Community promote common values and standards of the Social Contract for the AI Age to the world, reduce extreme nationalism and religious extremism, amongst other goals on territorial integrity.

The Community contribute global educators to build the Global Enlightenment Education Program with key individuals such as: Harvard Professors Thomas Patterson, David Silbersweig, MIT Professor Nazli Choucri, Alex Pentland, Governor Michael Dukakis, President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija, Prime Minister Beatriz Merino, Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, Mr. Paul Nemitz, Mr. Ramu Damodaran, and Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan.

World Leaders at Riga Conference 2021 to discuss issues related to Global Law on AI and Digital

IS DATA THE NEW FRONTIER OF POWER?

Decades have passed since one can consider issues of security at a regional or global level as straight forward melee combat. The number of battle-fronts a country must consider keeps increasing on a regular basis. The most recent tool to be used and targeted is the digital footprint left by any transaction, message or activity in our digital age: data. Unidentifiable resources are invested into gathering as much data as possible to be used for a variety of questionable purposes. How should we reconcile the opportunities and the vulnerabilities that stem with holistic digitalisation? How far should we go to govern the internet, the hardware and the software that enables an unparalleled level of innovation but also the threat of the rise of surveillance capitalism and openings for other national security threats?

Andrejs Vasiljevs, Cofounder and Chairman of the Board of Tilde

Amb Casper Klynge, Vice President of European Government Affairs, Microsoft

Aura Salla, Public Policy Director, Head of EU Affairs at Facebook

Josef Schroefl, Deputy Director of the COI Strategy and Defense, European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats

Moderator: Jānis Sārts, Director, NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence

The Rīga Conference has become a unique venue for constructive dialogue on international security issues between leading global decision makers. The event is organized jointly by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO), the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

The Riga Conference facilitates debates at various levels, engaging high-level politicians, diplomats, experts, as well as local and international media. There are top leaders of the world such as US President George W. Bush, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and heads of states and governments of Baltic areas were speakers of the Rīga Conferences.

Some leaders that will be speaking at the Rīga Conference 2021 are:

H.E. Egils Levits, President of the Republic of Latvia, H.E. Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia, Kaja Kallas the first female prime minister of Estonia, H.E. Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania, António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for An Economy that Works for People, Hulusi Akar, Minister of National Defence of Turkey, Mr James Heappey, Minister for the Armed Forces, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, United Kingdom etc. 

Link to the conference: https://www.rigaconference.lv/

Connecting distinguished people from around the world to build the Age of Global Enlightenment

AIWS.net is network of distinguished leaders, thinkers, innovators, think tanks, and organizations, connecting with governments to support “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” through solutions, initiatives, practices, and implementations of principles and ideas of the book and the United Nations Centennial Initiative.

Sponsors: Boston Global Forum, Massachusetts Government, MIT Connection Science, [email protected]

Headquarter: Boston

There are representatives of Boston Global Forum and AIWS.net at 45 cities, including New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Zurich, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo, Saint Petersburg, Riga, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Athens, Rome, Jerusalem, Vienna, Madrid, Lisbon, Warsaw, Dubrovnik, Toronto, New Delhi, Melbourne, Hanoi, Baku, Cairo, and Lima.

AIWS.net have connected with 54 governments, including of G7 and OECD countries, and international organizations such as the United Nations, UNESCO, World Bank, OECD, Club de Madrid, and Nizami Ganjavi International Center.

Representative of BGF and AIWS.net at cities are Ambassadors of BGF and AIWS.net. They will, on behalf of BGF and AIWS.net, connect and engage people, governments, and organizations at those cities with BGF, AIWS, and bridge Boston and other cities. They are distinguished leaders, strategists, thinkers, and innovators of cities.

Distinguished Thinker Paul Nemitz is the Representative of Boston Global Forum and AIWS.net at Berlin and Brussels. Chairwoman of LATO, Professor Zaneta Ozolina is Representative of BGF and AIWS.net in Riga.

Global Law on AI and Digital meets policy of the White House

Paul Nemitz, Representative of Boston Global Forum in Brussels and Berlin, one of key persons on Global Law on AI and Digital initiative, presented “the elements & process for an international legal framework to protect fundamental rights in AI & digital spaces” at the Policy Lab, co-organized by Club de Madrid and Boston Global Forum.

The Framework of Global Law on AI and Digital Governance will be presented on Global Cybersecurity Day on December 12, 2021.

Paul Nemitz also is the author of the chapter “Fundamentals of International Law: AI and Digital” of the Book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”.

Recently he answered interview of Digismak: https://digismak.com/paul-nemitz-the-mantra-that-the-law-kills-innovation-is-false-digital-transformation-technology/

He stressed:

“The mantra that law kills innovation is false. It is the simplest and most misguided myth in any discussion of regulation. History shows that regulation serves innovation. For example, safety regulation ensures that technology is acceptable to society and encourages companies to innovate to increase safety and lower its price. We would not have an environment of progress in technological innovation if we had not had a public policy agenda. The law, unlike markets, creates incentives to innovate in areas that serve the public interest. This also redistributes resources, including those of private companies.

Those who speak of developing AI for the common good cannot at the same time say that they do not want laws. When we speak of regulation as an obstacle to innovation, as something to avoid, we must once again understand that the law is an instrument to express what democracy wants to achieve, to shape society. Therefore, it must prevail over a social modeling directed by business interests and technology.”.

Alondra Nelson, deputy director for science and society at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote on Wire Magazine “Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is developing principles to guard against powerful technologies—with input from the public.”

https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-bill-of-rights-artificial-intelligence/

The Global Law on AI and Digital meets and supports this policy of White House and can contribute for White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in its work.

The Special Side Event at the Riga Conference 2021: REMAKING THE WORLD – THE SECOND AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT. THE UNITED NATIONS 2045

The United Nations Centennial initiative was launched by the Boston Global Forum (BGF) and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) in 2019 as the United Nations planned to mark the 75th anniversary the following year. It brought into its fold some of the finest minds of our times as they sought to anticipate the world, and the United Nations, in 2045, the year of the world organization’s centennial. The core concepts of the initiative are reflected in the book “Remaking the World: Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”; these include the idea of a social contract for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) age, a framework for an AI international accord, an ecosystem for the “AI World Society” (AIWS) and a community innovation economy. Some of these ideas have already begun to be put into practice, including a Global Alliance for Digital Governance and the evolution of AIWS City, a virtual digital city dedicated to promoting the values associated with AIWS.

This session will discuss concepts of the book to build the Age of Global Enlightenment, and the particular role of the Baltic States – who celebrate thirty years of United Nations membership this year-in this regard.

 

Dr Vaira Vīķe- Freiberga, President of the Republic of Latvia from 1999 to 2007

Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of the Boston Global Forum, Director of the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, Co-Founder of the AI World Society Innovation Network, Co-Founder of AIWS City

Paul F. Nemitz, Director for Fundamental rights and Union citizenship in the Directorate-General for JUSTICE of the European Commission

Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, Director of the Human Dynamics Laboratory, MIT’s, Director of the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, Co-Leader of The World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data Initiatives, Founding Member of The Advisory Boards for Nissan, Motorola Mobility, Telefonica

Thomas Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard University, Research Director of The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, Co-founder of the Boston Global Forum. 

Moderator: Prof Žaneta Ozoliņa, Chairwoman of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation

 

16:00-17:30 Riga time (UTC+2)

This discussion is a special side event of the Rīga Conference 2021 which is co-organised by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation and the Boston Global Forum.

Link to the event: https://www.rigaconference.lv/side-events/

Boston, flagship city of the Age of Global Enlightenment

The United Nations Centennial Initiative defines concepts, principles, and standards for a flagship city in the Age of Global Enlightenment:

  • Innovations: a place to birth significant and pioneering initiatives to shape the Age of Global Enlightenment.
  • Support for Standards of the Social Contract for the AI Age.
  • Contribute to build the Age of Global Enlightenment.
  • Educations: excellent education system that supports concepts and principles of the Age of Global Enlightenment; more than half of citizens of city have perceptions and live with the Global Enlightenment Education Program.
  • The city has mechanism to support for its citizens so they can create and innovate in the Community Innovation Economy platform (AIWS Innovation Ecosystem).

Boston is a flagship city in the Age of Global Enlightenment. It is the birth city of AI World Society, the United Nations Centennial Initiative, pioneering ideas of Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment, and AIWS City. Boston meets all requirements below, and deserves the title of flagship city of the Age of Global Enlightenment.

H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of Croatia (2015-2020), spoke at the UN Centennial Roundtable on September 24, 2021 with Governor Michael Dukakis and Harvard professors at Boston Global Forum.

President Vaira Vike-Freiberga will speak about “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” at the Riga Conference 2021

The session to discuss about pioneering ideas and concepts of the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment will be moderated by Prof Žaneta Ozoliņa, Chairwoman of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, who also is a distinguished contributor of the book. President of Latvia (1999-2007) Vaira Vike-Freiberga, a distinguished contributor of the book will be a lead and keynote speaker of the panel.

Here is some information on the event:

REMAKING THE WORLD – THE SECOND AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT. THE UNITED NATIONS 2045

Economy: Community Innovation Economy

Dr Vaira Vīķe- Freiberga, President of the Republic of Latvia from 1999 to 2007

Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of the Boston Global Forum, Director of the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, Co-Founder of the AI World Society Innovation Network, Co-Founder of AIWS City

Paul F. Nemitz, Director for Fundamental rights and Union citizenship in the Directorate-General for JUSTICE of the European Commission

Alex `Sandy’ Pentland, Director of the Human Dynamics Laboratory, MIT’s, Director of the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, Co-Leader of The World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data Initiatives, Founding Member of The Advisory Boards for Nissan, Motorola Mobility, Telefonica

Moderator: Prof Žaneta Ozoliņa, Chairwoman of the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation.