World Leader in AIWS Award 2023
Remarks of Governor Michael Dukakis Honoring JAPANESE ECONOMIC SECURITY MINISTER SANAE TAKAICHI 2023 World Leader in AI World Society Award Harvard University Faculty Club, April 26, 2023
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is my great honor today to give Japanese Economic Security Minister Sanae Takaichi the World Leader in AIWS Award for 2023.
Minister Takaichi has dedicated her career to promoting economic growth, social equity, and technological innovation in Japan and beyond.
Affiliated with Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the House of Representatives since 1993, she has served as Japan’s Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy and, most recently, Minister of State for Economic Security.
In her latest position, she had made significant contributions to Japan’s national security and economic policies. She has been instrumental in strengthening Japan’s cybersecurity and protecting its critical infrastructure, including its power grids and financial system, from cyber-attacks. And she has been actively involved in developing Japan’s economic policies, including fostering innovation, investing in technology, addressing the nation’s labor shortage, and managing the country’s aging population.
Under her leadership, Japan has taken steps to improve its economic security, including the establishment of a new agency dedicated to cybersecurity and the development of a comprehensive strategy for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. She has also played an important role in strengthening Japan’s economic and security relationships with other countries, including the United States.
More broadly, Minister Takaichi’s achievements and contributions as the Minister of State for Economic Security have focused on ensuring Japan’s long-term economic growth and stability, while also addressing the challenges posed by digital-age security threats. Her leadership in promoting responsible AI is a model for other leaders, a model that will ensure for all of us a more peaceful and prosperous world.
My warmest congratulations, on behalf of the Boston Global Forum and the AI World Society, to Minister Sanae Takaichi on this richly deserved award.
The Michael Dukakis Institute (MDI)‘s initiatives include AI World Society (AIWS), AI-Government, Social Contract for the AI Age, Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security (ECCC), and Global Cybersecurity Day.
The Boston Global Forum (BGF) brings together world leaders, distinguished thinkers, innovators, and promising young leaders to seek peaceful solutions to the challenges of our times.
The AI World Society (AIWS) City, established in collaboration with the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid and the United Nations Academic Impact, is a virtual digital city dedicated to the principle of the Social Contract for the AI Age.
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Boston – The Boston Global Forum (BGF) is pleased to announce that the Japanese Economic Minister Sanae Takaichi, will receive the World Leader in AIWS Award and present the Distinguished Global Enlightenment Speech at the BGF High-level “AI Assistant Regulation Summit: Fostering a Tech Enlightenment Economy Alliance” on April 26, 2023 at Harvard University Faculty Club.
Minister Sanae Takaichi dedicates to AI and Data economic security, contributes to need to act fast and create a Regulation Framework for AI governance based on the concepts of the Regulation Framework for AI Assistants and ChatGPT.
She urges governments around the world to join us in this effort, and to work together to create a more transparent, accountable, and ethical global tech ecosystem.
The Boston Global Forum has been actively involved in global discussions with high impact organizations with pioneering initiatives in AI and Digital Governance, building Regulations for AI Assistants and ChatGPT with a series of conference started February 28, 2023, Boston Global Forum (BGF) calls on governments, companies, and academic institutions around the world to act in managing and governing AI Assistants and ChatGPT, creating the Global Enlightenment Mountain. The Global Enlightenment Mountain (GEM) program is a model of the new Silicon Valley, designed to make significant achievements in building the Age of Global Enlightenment. As AI technology continues to advance rapidly, GEM is leading the way in creating a more transparent, accountable, and ethical global tech ecosystem. One of the key initiatives of GEM is the creation of AI Assistants, including T-Lead, Enligh-T, T-Kindness, and Biotic AI.
Cambridge, Massachusetts – On April 26, 2023, the Boston Global Forum (BGF) will host the High-level Conference on AI Assistant Regulation Summit at the Harvard University Faculty Club. The event featured several distinguished speakers from around the world, including Sanae Takaichi, the Economic Security Minister of Japan, and Enrico Letta, the former Prime Minister of Italy.
Minister Takaichi will deliver a Distinguished Global Enlightenment Speech, highlighting the importance of international cooperation in the development and regulation of artificial intelligence. Sanae Takaichi is a Japanese politician who has served as the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, and most recently, the Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy and Minister of State for Economic Security. She has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1993 and is affiliated with the Liberal Democratic Party.
As the Minister of State for Economic Security, Takaichi has made significant contributions to Japan’s national security and economic policies. She has been instrumental in strengthening Japan’s cybersecurity measures and protecting critical infrastructure, such as power grids and financial systems, from cyberattacks. She has also been actively involved in developing Japan’s economic policies, including initiatives to promote investment in technology and innovation, and measures to address the country’s aging population and labor shortages. Under Takaichi’s leadership, Japan has taken steps to improve its economic security, including the establishment of a new agency dedicated to cybersecurity and the development of a comprehensive strategy for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. Takaichi has also played an important role in Japan’s relations with other countries, including the United States, and has worked to enhance cooperation on economic and security issues. Overall, Takaichi’s achievements and contributions as the Minister of State for Economic Security have been focused on ensuring Japan’s long-term economic growth and stability, while also addressing the challenges posed by evolving security threats in the digital age.
Former Prime Minister of Italy Enrico Letta will present keynote speech “Building Global Enlightenment Mountain and tech economic alliance between US, Japan, India and Europe.”
WHAT: Minister Sanae Takaichi will present the keynote address at the BGF High-level “AI Assistant Regulation Summit: Fostering a Tech Enlightenment Economy Alliance”
WHEN: April 26, 2023, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, EDT
WHERE: Harvard University Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA
WHO: Minister Sanae Takaichi, Governor Michael Dukakis, Tuan Nguyen, CEO of Boston Global Forum. For full agenda and list of distinguished speakers, please visit: https://bostonglobalforum.org/bgf-events/
About Boston Global Forum and AI World Society
The Boston Global Forum (BGF) offers a venue for world leaders, strategists, thinkers, and innovators to contribute to the process of Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment. The BGF introduced core concepts that are shaping groundbreaking international initiatives, most notably, the Social Contract for the AI Age, AI International Law and Accord, the Global Alliance for Digital Governance, the AI World Society (AIWS) Ecosystem, and the AIWS City.
Co-founders of the Boston Global Forum are Governor Michael Dukakis, Nguyen Anh Tuan, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of VietNamNet (1997-2011), Harvard Professors Thomas Patterson, and John Quelch.
The evolution of Artificial Intelligence holds great promise in a wide variety of sectors but can also be used in damaging ways, including political manipulation and unwarranted surveillance. For this reason, Michael Dukakis Institute has created the Artificial Intelligence World Society Initiative (AIWS) as a means of counteracting harmful and unethical uses of AI, and building the 7-layer AI model, including ethics, to achieve a peaceful and secure world.
The mission of AIWS is to develop recommendations for the development and implementation of AI in ways that promote the public interest. This includes:
- Develop an ethical framework for the use of AI.
- Create Social Contract for the AI Age, AI International Accord, and Global Alliance for Digital Governance
- Innovate technical protocols to enhance cybersecurity and protect privacy.
- Building AI-Government, the AIWS City, and AI Initiatives in Politics and Society.
Award Ceremony Speech
In her Distinguished Global Enlightenment Speech, Minister Sanae Takaichi expressed her gratitude for receiving the World Reader in Artificial Intelligence World Society Award 2023 from Governor Michael Dukakis. As the Minister in charge of Economic Security and Science and Technology Policy in Japan, she highlighted Japan’s pioneering role in Economic Security and its efforts to establish a Security Clearance System in this field. She also emphasized the importance of AI technology in supporting society and the economy and the need for a new strategy to respond appropriately to the emergence of generative AI systems. She thanked the Boston Global Forum for the honorable award and wished success for the conference.