“Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” at the Riga Conference 2021

Oct 17, 2021Event Updates

With Moderator Zaneta Ozolina, Chair Woman of LATO, speakers President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Professor Alex Sandy Pentland, Professor Thomas Patterson, Paul Nemitz, and Nguyen Anh Tuan presented and discussed about the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment with ideas to solve questions at the session “REMAKING THE WORLD – THE SECOND AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT. THE UNITED NATIONS 2045”, the Riga Conference 2021, October 14, 2021.

The age where the impact of AI is only growing, the social contract for the AI Age could be one of the tools which could create a cooperative framework for advancing, managing and monitoring AI and its impact. The authors emphasize the particular role of international organizations. In the last few years, we have been observing the diminishing role of multilateralism. To what extent is the creation of such a Social Contract achievable when it requires commitment from so many parties, the role of education and information in the Age of Global Enlightenment.

The book addresses many issues related to the future of AI. One of the main themes is related to governance- particularly to AI and democratic governance. Concepts such as the next generation democracy are introduced. What makes the next generation democracy different from the present one? What kind of governance is needed for an age of global enlightenment and what is the role of AI?

The foundations of the Social Contract are based on the principle of inclusiveness, to take on the broad range of stakeholders. Have any policy solutions been considered for the containment of actors who violate the agreed principles?

The new concept “Community Innovation Economy” as a fundamental part of the economy in the Age of Global Enlightenment. What are the difficulties in applying it?

What are key factors for world success in building the Age of Global Enlightenment?

AIWS City as a practical model for the Age of Global Enlightenment.