by Editor | Mar 19, 2023 | News
The Boston Global Forum (BGF) is set to honor and memorialize former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a Global Enlightenment Leader at the upcoming Shinzo Abe Conference, which will take place on April 5th in Tokyo. The conference will be centered around the theme “Make the Economy of Japan Great in the Age of Global Enlightenment”.
PM Abe, who served as the Prime Minister of Japan from 2006 to 2007 and 2012 to 2020, will be recognized for his outstanding contributions to promoting peace and security in the world. In 2015, PM Abe was honored with the BGF World Leader for Peace and Security Award, in recognition of his role in strengthening Japan’s relationship with other countries and his efforts to promote global peace and security.
The Shinzo Abe Conference will bring together distinguished leaders from Japan, USA, India to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Japan’s economy in the age of globalization. The event will also serve as a platform to celebrate PM Abe’s legacy as a global statesman and his vision for a more prosperous and peaceful world.
By honoring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a Global Enlightenment Leader, BGF hopes to inspire others to follow in his footsteps and work towards a more secure and prosperous world.
PM Abe speaking at an Olympic Games 2020 Tokyo event
by Editor | Mar 19, 2023 | Global Alliance for Digital Governance
Cameron Kerry, the former General Counsel and Acting Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce, will be speaking at the BGF High Level Dialogue on Regulation Framework for AI Assistants, including ChatGPT and GPT4. The dialogue will take place online on March 22, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EDT. Kerry’s expertise in the legal and regulatory aspects of commerce will provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that come with the development and growth of AI.
In addition to speaking at the BGF High Level Dialogue on Regulation Framework for AI Assistants, Cameron Kerry has been a frequent participant in significant events hosted by the organization. In addition, he is also a member of the Global Enlightenment Community, which was co-founded by Governor Michael Dukakis to celebrate his 90th birthday in 2023. Members of the Community are distinguished leaders, policy makers, business leaders, strategists, thinkers, scholars, innovators and experts from various fields to explore ideas and solutions to build the Age of Global Enlightenment. As a member of this community, Kerry’s contributions to the dialogue around AI’s impact on society are likely to be even more significant.
Former Acting Secretary of Commerce Cameron Kerry
by Editor | Mar 19, 2023 | News
In 2023, a milestone birthday will be celebrated for Governor Michael Dukakis – his 90th birthday. As part of this celebration, Governor Michael Dukakis and Boston Global Forum have founded the Global Enlightenment Community, which aims to accompany and is dedicated to building a better world in the age of Artificial Intelligence, dedicating to the United Nations Centennial Initiative and building the Age of Global Enlightenment as laid out from the concepts in the book “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment”.
Notable figures of Global Enlightenment Community are the 24 co-authors of “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment,” such as Governor Michael Dukakis, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija, Speaker of Swedish Parliament Andreas Norlen, father of the Soft Power theory Joseph Nye, Vint Cerf, father of Internet, distinguished professors Judea Pearl, Alex Pentland, Thomas Patterson, Nazli Choucri, Japanese Minister Taro Kono; or prestigious leaders such as President of Finland Sauli Niinisto, former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak, Professor Edward Feigenbaum, MIT professor Randall Davis, Harvard professor David Silbersweig.
To mark the occasion, a book titled “From the Massachusetts Miracle to the Age of Global Enlightenment” will also be launched. The book will feature contributions from leading figures in academia, politics, and business, highlighting Governor Dukakis’ contributions to public service and his vision for a better world, from Governor of Massachusetts to AI World Society – the Age of Global Enlightenment.
The launch of the Global Enlightenment Community and the book will be a fitting tribute to Governor Dukakis’ lifelong commitment to public service and his passion for promoting progressive change.
by Editor | Mar 12, 2023 | News
On March 7th, 2023, at MIT, the CEO of Boston Global Forum and Board Member of History of AI Initiative, Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, met with Tom Kehler and Kim Polese at MIT to discuss their contributions to the field of artificial intelligence, and how they can participate in the History of AI Initiative. Tom Kehler, co-founder of CrowdSmart, and Kim Polese, Executive Chairwoman of CrowdSmart, were announced to be historical figures of the History of AI House, recognizing their significant impact on the development and advancement of AI technology. Kim Polese is one of the most influential women in the technology industry, recognized for her leadership and innovation in software development and Internet. She was co-founding manager of Java language when she worked in Sun Microsystems in 1995. Her work on Java has been instrumental in shaping the way we use technology today. Tom Kehler has been a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, actively involved in the industry for many years and witnessing the evolution of AI technology from its early days to the present.
Nguyen Anh Tuan and Kim Polese
Nguyen Anh Tuan and Tom Kehler
by Editor | Mar 12, 2023 | News
The upcoming Shinzo Abe Initiative Conference on April 5, 2023, in Tokyo will showcase a special report titled “Make the Economy of Japan Great in the Age of Global Enlightenment.” The report aims to address the challenges faced by the Japanese economy in the current global landscape and provide recommendations for sustainable growth and prosperity, with the aid of AI.
The special report will cover a wide range of topics related to the Japanese economy, including innovation, technology, trade, investment, and challenges faced by the Japanese workforce such as an aging population and a shrinking labor force. The report is expected to draw insights from economists, business leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders, providing a comprehensive and informed view of the Japanese economy.
In addition to the presentation of the special report, the conference will also feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The aim is to foster collaboration and generate new ideas that can drive Japan’s economy forward in the Age of Global Enlightenment. The first Shinzo Abe Initiative conference was organized at Harvard University Loeb House on November 23, 2022. Building on this momentum, the second conference will take place in Tokyo.
The conference is part of the initiative’s efforts to promote peace and security between Japan, Asia, and the world. Global Enlightenment Leaders of Boston Global Forum, the founder of the Shinzo Abe Initiative, contribute to this special report and aim to bring together leaders and experts from around the world to share their insights and perspectives.
Global Enlightenment Leaders at the Shinzo Abe Initiative Conference at Loeb House, Harvard University, November 23, 2022