Nomination for the History of AI 2022: Manifesto “AIWS Actions to create an Age of Global Enlightenment”

Nomination for the History of AI 2022: Manifesto “AIWS Actions to create an Age of Global Enlightenment”

The Manifesto “AIWS Actions to create an Age of Global Enlightenment” was presented and discussed at the BGF 10th Anniversary Conference on November 22, 2022. On behalf of Boston Global Forum leaders, Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija and Nguyen Anh Tuan gave a speech on the Manifesto with the following highlights:

I. Fundamentals and Accompanying the United Nations:
Creating an Age of Global Enlightenment is based on the AIWS model whose core and pillars
were introduced in the book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global

1. Global Enlightenment Economy and Politics:
Every person can be an innovator with foundation standards are Social Contract for the AI Age.
Building a borderless data infrastructure, creating opportunities for all individuals, businesses, and organizations to co-create new values, new products and services that are prosperous, high efficiency, faster, smarter, but protecting the standards and human values of the United Nations, of the Social Contract for the AI Age (SCAI), this is a prerequisite for connecting data infrastructure, commercial transactions and development.

If a country does not meet the standards, it will not be connected. On this data infrastructure, to create an economy where every citizen is an innovator. Creating an education program called the Global Enlightenment Education Program (GEEP) for all individuals. Organizations that commit to respect and apply SCAI standards can participate, and be supported with the GEEP program to know how to build a home of creativity for themselves. Global Alliance for Digital Governance stands out to call, connect, and coordinate between the United Nations, governments of the Pillars: US, Japan, India, and European Alliance (EA), an alliance including the EU, UK, and European countries that accept and apply SCAI standards. These governments have to join a United Nations led AI International Accord, or Global Digital Compact, and then implement it with developing countries.

We call this economy the Global Enlightenment Economy. We call its infrastructure Global Enlightenment Economy Infrastructure (GEEI).

The Global Enlightenment Economy respects and recognizes contributions to society, to drive people and society with a focus not only on material and financial values, but also contribute to creating an Age of Global Enlightenment with peace, security, prosperity for every country, every people, and preventing extreme nationalism in any country. Contributions for this will be recognized as AIWS Rewards.

The Manifesto “AIWS Actions to create an Age of Global Enlightenment” proposes actions and coordination to build Global Enlightenment Economy Infrastructure that enables interoperability across company and national boundaries, and designs Global Enlightenment Economy ecosystems of trusted data and AI that provide safe, secure, and human-centered services for everyone in need: only governments who sign and apply AIIA, Global Digital Compact in their countries, can join the Global Enlightenment Economy Infrastructure.

The Global Alliance for Digital Governance (GADG) will supervise and control implementing standards of SCAI, ensuring data and algorithms are not biased. We call this politics the Global Enlightenment Polity where all individuals can participate in policy deliberations, introduce new ideas. And contribute in all ways to the global wellbeing.

GADG can build an operating mechanism for Global Enlightenment Economy Infrastructure so that companies involved in building and connecting infrastructure cannot create a monopoly, and creates opportunities for start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, for each individual, to create an Ecology of the Global Enlightenment Economy. The technology platform is introduced in Alex Sandy Pentland’s article “Building a New Economy: Data, AI, and Web3″

Global Enlightenment Economy Infrastructure supported by the Global Enlightenment Polity and its knowledge platform, the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD) can be very instrumental in helping to solve problems of disinformation, misinformation and the like. Then GEEI and GSSD will be good and solid platforms for politics and society of the Global Enlightenment Age – AIWS

Read the full manifesto here.

Nomination for the History of AI 2022: OpenAI

Nomination for the History of AI 2022: OpenAI

OpenAI and its co-founder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskeever are nominated for the HAI 2022 Award due to the organization’s work in DALL-E 2 and ChatGPT.

OpenAI is an AI research lab, with a mission statement of “promoting and developing friendly AI in a way that benefits humanity as a whole.” The project was founded in 2015 by individuals and groups such as Sam Altman, Elon Musk, AWS, and Y Combinator, who invested over $1 billion into the venture.

DALL-E 2 is a deep learning model that generates images and drawings through user prompts. ChatGPT is an AI chatbot that was launched in late November 2022. Users can ask questions or prompts, and ChatGPT could respond in kind, similar to what a human would answer.

There are concerns with DALL-E 2, and other AI art generators broadly, on copyright infringements. As these models study works done by artists, many see it as not being fairly compensated for their efforts. On the other program, ChatGPT’s flaws include some issues with answers to questions, with some accuracy. Some also have fears about it in education, that students may be able to spoof actual writing with whatever ChatGPT spit out.

Policies that could potentially combat these issues in OpenAI’s programs include oversight or guidance to be beneficial to mankind, moving them away from sensitive or social-manipulating arenas. To this end, it should be ensured that DALL-E and ChatGPT would follow BGF guidelines and the fundamental rights and ethics.

Vo Van Kiet and Political Reconciliation

Vo Van Kiet and Political Reconciliation

Zlatko Lagumdzija, former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Harvard University Loeb House, November 23, 2022


It was really an honor and privilege to be part of this gathering and I think it’s a great plan that we spoke about yesterday about the future.

We talked about Manifesto, AIWS, actions to create an Age of Global Enlightenment and today it’s a great opportunity to remind ourselves about great people whose legacy is a very good lighthouse for our future.

Let me go to the few points that I wanted to share with you, especially in the context of reconciliation.  I’m coming from the part of the world where the word reconciliation is a very important one. But first of all just to say a few facts that I learned about Vo Van Kiet. Few lessons that I learned from the legacy that I think may be relevant for the future. Especially if we want to really enter into age, which we call Age of Global Enlightenment. I mean about the fact that he was really leading the Vietnam economic reforms from the 90s as well as reopening to the outside world after decades of wars and isolation. That’s something which itself is a great issue.

He was well regarded Vietnamese, revolutionary and political leader, revolutionary veteran fighting in the long war against French colonialism and then South Vietnamese and American forces in South Vietnam during the Vietnam war. We know about him as someone who was in difficult years following the war and was one of the most prominent political leaders that led the reform and innovation policy in Vietnam.

Can you imagine that at that time someone who was coming from hardcore commons country was leading the country to join ASEAN, normalized relations with USA just 20 years after that war. I think that when we talk about his economy and about what he did in the economic sense, we have to understand that he inherited, and he tried to change not some old-fashioned system, but he tried to change harsh Stalinist politics and efficiency.

Can you imagine that he was trying to show that it’s possible to do it from a central government perspective, and in that ideological context, that post war situation where Stalin was still alive regardless of the fact that it was happening 30 years after his death? He was the reformer who was really trying to crash that model and open the world.

Can you imagine that we have people like him today together with the people like Vint Cerf and his people centered economics. Can you imagine that we could combine those people who lived in different times. Put together leadership combining skills and people like Kiet, Abe and Cerf. I mean, can you imagine that today we have a critical number of leaders like them who are really running the country and are able and capable of reforming the real world in toughest situations.

When you say that he brought in foreign investment law it looks like piece of cake having in mind what is foreign investment law from today’s perspective? But when you put it in that context, it was like heresy. What Vo Van Kiet was doing was not just like having Martin Luther King but also like having Martin Luther reformer from the 16th century, back in medieval Europe when he was reforming the church at that time.

What I am trying to point out is that when we put him in that context, it is something which deserves an extraordinary award.

Now let me put it in my part of the world’s recent history, about 30 years ago. Three decades ago when the Dayton peace accord was brought, I was not happy about the way the piece was brought in. A lot of injustice was brought while making the peace accord. The system that was established three decades ago to us was complicated and unjust too.  So I was comforting myself by saying: wait a second, we got peace after the bloody war, three years of war where more than 100,000 people were killed, where ultimately international court for former Yugoslavia brought to justice the verdict that was a genocide in one part of the country.

And I mean, after that brutal war, in peaceful Europe at the end of 20th century – when we got peace –  I was comforting myself by quoting words that “peace is not everything but without peace nothing else  is possible”.   Then next steps can be made. The next step after the piece is economy, because the economy is not everything, but without an efficient economy, no progress is possible.

And ultimately, we come to the word reconciliation. Reconciliation is not everything, but without reconciliation that is based on truth, justice, tolerance and understanding there is no progress in any country.

I think that having in mind what we are witnessing in today’s turbulent and fast changing world, we have to remind ourselves about people like Vo Van Kiet, as one of the persons that should be a little bit more shown and known to the rest of the world.  In today’s divided world.

History does not recall so many persons who were great, who were so great by not forgetting, regardless of injustice done to them, like Kiet who was forgiving even to the guilty ones, and especially to the people that he holds responsible for atrocities and human suffering.

His forgiveness while not forgetting is the basic precondition for moving forward. The world should know much more about Vo Van Kiet and not only because of what he did for Vietnam and Vietnamese. Great respect goes for what he did for reconciliation in his country with the countries that he was actually in the war which took away his family, his wife and two children that have been killed.

We should learn and try to understand people like Mandela and Vo Van Kiet while putting them in the same context. In today’s changing, confronted and divisive world, we have growing struggles and challenges which we have to tackle with the legacy of people like we’re talking about today.

Our world today is divided in two worlds – the world of cooperation and reconciliation on one side and the world of confrontation and revenge on another. World of inclusive and exclusive societies. World between shared and segregated societies. World of respect and world radicalism, world of tolerance and dialogue versus the world of supremacy and fear, world of learning and understanding versus the world of ignorance and selfishness.

I think the legacy of the people like the ones that we are talking about today is extremely important for all of us. One of the most quoted Kiet sayings has relevance for Vietnam but for other countries as well – “The motherland belongs to us, the state belongs to us, Vietnam belongs to us, not to communist or any religious group or faction. When mentioning the war, a million people feel happy but another million feel miserable.”  This way of thinking is needed today more than ever in today’s world, because I think   that a lot of nations today need it – my nation, my country, is just one of them.

We need that not for Vietnam, but for my country and you can just replace the word Bosnia and Herzegovina or USA with the word Vietnam.

You can do this exercise for any other country to see how much it fits but I can clearly say how important it is for my country. My country does not belong to any parties or any ruling or opposition party or any religious group or any factions. We have to go in that direction.

Finally I will call our attention to one of the most guiding parts of this quote that is pointing out that  “million people feel happy, but another million feel miserable.”

When you mentioned our Bosnian war, or like he was actually in the Vietnam war, we can clearly see that when “million people feel happy another million feel miserable”.

We have to understand that all of us today, in confronted and divided nations of the world, have to keep in mind that ordinary people on the winning and losing side are usually seeing things differently regardless of the fact that all of them are ultimately bigger or smaller losers, even if they’re on the winning side.

Feeling of guilt and pride, victory and defeat have to be filtered through reconciliation, which is based on truth and justice, dialogue and respect, learning and understanding. In Vietnam, just like in any divided or united societies, in Boston like in the European Union today, we have to understand this regardless of where and who we are.

It is one of the most important lessons that I learned from studying about the legacy of great men like the ones that we are talking about at the Boston Global Forum today.

We were talking about the future yesterday, talking about the past today, and all together we’re actually reminding ourselves and talking about creating a better future based on vision and lessons learned from the past.