AIWS Innovation Network will official launch on December 12, 2019

With the philosophy of AI Humanism, Boston Global Forum establishes AI World Society Innovation Network (AIWS Innovation Network) to:

1. Create an environment to develop applications of AI for governments, companies:

AIWS Innovation Network will connect and receive demands from governments, connect with resources from top universities, and connect companies to provide services for governments and companies.

2. Build a better world with norms of AIWS Social Contract 2020

Connect and encourage leaders to monitor governments and businesses that violate standards and norms and compromise with dictatorships or totalitarian governments.

AIWS Young Leaders calls and supports concepts, standards, and norms of the AIWS Social Contract 2020.
Public Policy Group: contribute to develop AIWS Social Contract 2020 and policies, initiatives for AI
Activists Group: organize campaigns both offline and online to support for the AIWS Social Contract 2020.
Monitor Group: report on governments and corporations that violate AIWS Social Contract 2020 norms, standards, and concepts (we call for the isolation of those governments and corporations).

3. Creative and Innovative works, especially art and culture in AI

Philosophy: AI Humanism

Develop recommendations for the use of AI for public good.
This would complement the current AIWS/BGF work that is developing ethics and cybersecurity, which call to action to counteract the negative, manipulative, surveillance, micro-targeting use of AI.

It could focus on ways to reach, connect, and co-create with people and groups to enhance positive wellbeing and interactions and peaceful and enduring solutions.

4. Mentorship: Former presidents, former prime ministers, current leaders, thoughtleaders to inspire and encourage AIWS Young Leaders and support their activities.

BGF will officially launched AIWS Innovation Network at Global Cybersecurity Day Symposium December 12, 2019 at Loeb House, Harvard University.

The BGF Global Cybersecurity Day Symposium for 2019

Subject:  Enhancing Cybersecurity in the AI World Society

Place: Loeb House, Harvard University, 17 Quincy street, Cambridge, MA

Date/Time: December 12, 2019, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM


8:30 AMOpening Remarks by Governor Michael Dukakis, Co-founder and Chair of the Boston Global Forum

Recognition of President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia (1999-2007) and current President of the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid. President Vike-Freiberga is the recipient of this year’s BGF World Leader for Peace and Security Award

Presentation by Mr.Taro Kono, Currently Minister of Defense and Former Japanese Foreign Affair Minister: On a Vison for Ensuring Trusted Data for use by the Japanese Government

Presentation by Professor Alex Sandy Pentland, Professor and Director of MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program: On Building an AI World Society of Trusted Data

Presentation by Professor Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science at MIT:  On the Drafting  for the Cybersafety of the AI World Society Social Contract 2020.

10:10 AMRoundtable Discussion, Moderated by Governor Michael Dukakis

11:45 AM: Presentation by Ms. Rebecca Leeper, Computer Ethics and Data Policy Advocator, researcher into emerging technologies and their international security implications at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland: On AI World Society Innovation Network and Activities.

11:55 AM: Closing Remarks, by Governor Michael Dukakis

Creating an alliance of governments and leaders to monitor governments and companies about ethics and norms of the AI World Society Social Contract 2020

Standards and Norms of the Social Contract 2020 are very good ideas, but how does one enforce them? Great powers such as USA, China, and Russia do not cooperate or trust each other. In addition, big companies and corporations try to become dictators in AI and big data.

How does one solve this dangerous issue? The Boston Global Forum calls for an alliance between OECD, G7 governments, leaders of civil society, and former leaders to solve this dangerous issue.

AI World Society Young Leaders will contribute to monitor violations of norms, standards, and the Social Contract 2020 and report to the Alliance.

Based on data from monitoring, AIWS Young Leaders build the Ethics Index about governments, companies.

AI World Society Young Leaders are present in many countries as US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, Vietnam, and Latin America.

America can’t afford to sit out the artificial intelligence race

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere. If you shop online or occasionally speak to a voice assistant in the morning, you are already embracing the changes this technology has created. Many people are familiar with the advances of autonomous vehicles or facial recognition technology, and some may be curious, or even anxious, about how they will affect safety or privacy.

Make no mistake, AI is a transformative technology that is influencing our daily lives and will touch every sector of the global economy. Whether society and government enable or inhibit the AI race, and the extent to which they do so, will be a critical question of the next decade. Regardless of the answer, the technology will forge ahead. To sit out this race, add hurdles or not take it seriously, would not be a wise decision.

Indeed, the only way to enable AI that benefits all of society in ways that are ethical, responsible and economically advantageous is for the federal government to lead with purpose, smart policy and appropriate levels of investment.

The importance of AI Ethics has also been initiated by Artificial Intelligence World Society (AIWS) for the purpose of promoting ethical norms and practices in the development and use of AI. AI can be an important tool to serve and strengthen democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.

The original article can be found here.

Artificial intelligence and blockchain converge in “world’s first” AI-powered dapp

The Cortex blockchain network claims to be able to do “everything that Bitcoin and Ethereum can do,” with AI and machine learning to boot.

With a growing presence in consumer products and services, artificial intelligence and blockchain have become synonyms for innovation. But the two words are rarely used together in the same sentence.

Cortex blockchain, which was launched in June this year, aims to change that discourse. The platform calls itself the first blockchain to integrate decentralized applications that use artificial intelligence.

“We can do everything that Bitcoin and Ethereum can do and, on top of that, we can also do machine learning,” Gary Lai, global operations manager at Cortex, told Decrypt.

“AI on blockchain is no longer an abstract concept,” he said. Last week, Cortex released its first decentralized app (dapp), Digital Clash, which incorporates AI in the form of a training model for game scenarios.

According to Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI), AI technology together with cutting edge technology such as blockchain can be a force for relieving them of resource constraints and arbitrary/inflexible rules and processes, and is potentially to solve important issues, such as SDGs.

The original article can be found here.