Honoring President von der Leyen at AI and Democratic Values

Dec 14, 2020Event Updates

Governor Michael Dukakis presented remarks honoring the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen with the World Leader for Peace and Security Award 2020 at the Boston Global Forum annual conference on December 12, 2020 (birthday of BGF).

Governor Dukakis commented: “She is committed to the Transatlantic Alliance, recognizing the collective responsibility of the EU and the United States to advance global peace, security, and development.

These goals match those of the Boston Global Forum. We are also at one with President von der Leyen on the need for an international accord on the use of Artificial Intelligence, based on shared values and democratic traditions, an accord that will require sustained Transatlantic leadership if it is to be realized.”

Governor Dukakis’ full remarks can be read here.

Secretary Ash Carter and Representative Robin Kelly congratulated President von der Leyen as well.

At the panel “AI and Democratic Values”, moderated by Marc Rotenberg, Director of Center for AI and Digital Policy at Michael Dukakis Institute, panelists discussed about AI Social Contract Index 2020. Afterwards, Professor Thomas Patterson present the report of World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid endorsing Social Contract for the AI Age; Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan presented AIWS City, the City of AI Age, this prestigious event hosted by AIWS Palace of AIWS City. Then, Professor Nazli Choucri presented the project in 2021 of the Boston Global Forum “AI International Accord.”