A part of The Boston Global Forum and The Global Alliance for Digital Governance
Shared Framework for Global Governance AI Assistants and ChatGPT
Boston MA – Washington DC, April 30, 2023
The Boston Global Forum proposes to implement an action plan rooted in the shared values articulated, among others, by Former Prime Ministers Enrico Letta (Italy) and Zlatko Lagumdžija (Bosnia and Herzegovina) most recently at the April 26, 2023, High-Level Dialogues, of Benevolent Alliance, Cohesion, Inclusion, Collaboration, Mutual Trust, Harmony, Peace, Security, Excellence, and the Protection of Fundamental Democratic Freedoms and Human Rights of all global citizens. Zlatko Lagumdžija, himself a technocrat, emphasized in no uncertain terms that managing AI is essentially not so much about technological issues per se; but about the “soul” [of humanity].
The BGF Action Plan will be implemented in two phases, in the short- and the long-term.
In the short term, the Boston Global Forum leaders will reinforce the existing alliance of major world democracies to include the United States (deep conversations ongoing), Japan (May-June 2023), the European Union (July 2023), and India (September 2023). In addition, they will reach out to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology Honorable Amandeep Singh (scheduled May 2, 2023), the US (late October 2023), the Vatican (in process, planning for October 2023), and potentially prominent civil society groups representative of countries in this alliance.
Representation of private sector technology will include the five major companies including Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Apple, Meta, and Microsoft among others. This should be accomplished by September 2023.
Moreover, the Boston Global Forum is launching the following longer-term initiatives, to continue through 2023 and beyond.
The Global Enlightenment Mountain
The Global Enlightenment Mountain is imagined as a high-level, deliberative complement to the “Silicon Valley” of the United States. Undergirding the Mountain vis a vis [Silicon] Valley metaphor is the aspiration of elevating the vast body of innovations in digital technology, emerging from the Silicon Valley, to its highest applications for the advancement of health and well-being, for greater common good, of all world citizens in this New Age of Global Enlightenment ushered in by its technological genius.
The Global Enlightenment Mountain Program, developed by the Boston Global Forum, is a revolutionary initiative aimed at connecting research centers, labs of leading universities, and pioneering technology innovation companies from various countries including the United States, Europe, Japan, India, Canada, Australia, South Korea, and Israel. By leveraging the collective knowledge and resources of these diverse regions, the program seeks to foster innovation and collaboration in the technology industry.
One of the key goals of the Global Enlightenment Mountain Program is to connect financial investment resources and talented human resources to participate in the development and deployment of AI for the larger global good. By pooling together resources from various sources, the program hopes to accelerate the pace of innovation and facilitate the creation of new products and technologies.
In addition, the program places a strong emphasis on understanding the needs of the market and society. By working closely with end-users and stakeholders, the program aims to identify areas where new technologies can create the greatest impact and support the development of products that meet these needs. Furthermore, the program provides support to create brands, go to market, and develop user communities, helping to ensure that new products and technologies are able to achieve widespread adoption and success.
Overall, the Global Enlightenment Mountain Program represents an exciting and innovative approach to fostering collaboration and innovation in the technology industry. Through its unique virtual model and focus on connecting resources and understanding market needs, the program is well positioned to drive meaningful change and shape the future of the digital era.