Boston Global Forum and Focolare Movement unite for equality among humanity in AI

Jun 2, 2024Global Alliance for Digital Governance

Castel Gandolfo, June 1, 2024 – with a goal in AI governance, the Boston Global Forum and the Focolare Movement will collaborate on promoting equality of opportunities in artificial intelligence (AI). This collaboration came out of discussions in the International Interreligious Conference 2024.

During the conference, leaders from BGF and the Focolare Movement called for an action plan to ensure that AI development and implementation foster equality among companies, individuals, and nations. This initiative aims to address the growing disparities in AI access and benefits, promoting a more inclusive and fair technological future.

A Call for Global Collaboration

Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of the Boston Global Forum, highlighted the importance of interfaith and interreligious cooperation in achieving these goals. He emphasized the need for ethical AI practices that are inclusive and equitable, ensuring that no person, company, or country is left behind in the AI revolution.

The action plan discussed at the conference includes several key initiatives:

Promoting Fair Competition Among Companies: Strategies to prevent monopolistic practices and encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing among tech firms.

Ensuring Individual Opportunities: Educational programs to enhance AI literacy and skills, particularly for underrepresented groups.

Balancing Opportunities Among Countries: Frameworks for international cooperation and resource sharing, with a focus on supporting developing nations in AI adoption based on spiritual values of religions and standards of the Social Contract for the AI Age of AI World Society.

Key Discussions and Insights

Approximately a thousand participants representing seven major religions attended the event. The panel sessions included testimonials from various religious leaders and highlighted the ethical challenges and opportunities presented by AI.

Dr. Fadi Chehade, in dialogue with the youth, and Nguyen Anh Tuan’s compelling insights were key highlights in Day 2 of the conference. The discussions underscored the potential of AI to transform societies while also stressing the need for ethical guidelines and global cooperation. The International Interreligious Conference 2024 not only highlighted the intersection of technology and faith but also set the stage for a united global effort towards an equitable and ethical AI-driven future. The Boston Global Forum’s collaboration with the Focolare Movement promises to drive significant advancements in AI governance and interfaith cooperation, paving the way for a more just and prosperous world.