AIWS and the Age of Global Enlightenment
The Artificial Intelligence World Society Initiative (AIWS) was founded and announced by Governor Michael Dukakis and Nguyen Anh Tuan in November 2017 as a means of counteracting harmful and unethical uses of AI and building the 7-layer model of the AI World Society, a foundation for the Age of Global Enlightenment.
AIWS seeks to advance the common good through the opportunities to “remake the world” presented by the digital and AI revolution. An “Age of Global Enlightenment” is achievable if action is guided by six anchors:
- Enlightened Political and Social Order
As expressed in the Social Contract for the AI Age, accountability and responsibility are fundamental to fostering global enlightenment.
- Enlightened National Law and Global Governance
As expressed in the Framework of Global Laws and Accord on AI and Digital, proper governance is fundamental to fostering global enlightenment.
- Enlightened Economic Innovation
Every citizen can become an innovator. Socially responsible economic innovation by firms, communities, and individuals is fundamental to fostering global enlightenment.
- Enlightened Cultural Norms
Tolerance for diversity, mutual support, respect, and recognition of the value of every individual are fundamental to fostering global enlightenment.
- Enlightened Education Principles
As expressed in the AIWS Global Enlightenment Education Program, life-long pursuit of and respect for knowledge are fundamental to fostering global enlightenment.
- Enlightened Communication and Discourse
Open forms of discourse, respect for diverse opinions, and fidelity to accuracy in mass and personal communication are fundamental to fostering global enlightenment.
Each of these anchors applies to all levels of social, economic, and political organization, and each is a necessary condition for achieving an Age of Global Enlightenment.
AIWS City, conceptualized by the AI World Society, is a practical model for the Age of Global Enlightenment. See our updates on this page.
AIWS City advise Global Enlightenment landmarks architecture for Nova University, Mekong
Co-founders of AIWS City, Professor Thomas Patterson, Harvard University, Chief of AIWS University, a part of the AIWS City, and Nguyen Anh Tuan, Director of Michael Dukakis Institute, advise concepts for the main building of Nova University, Mekong, a not-for-profit...
Music for the Age of Global Enlightenment
Boston Global Forum (BGF) and the United Nations Centennial Initiative will select and propose gems of classical music for the Age of Global Enlightenment. BGF will honor remarkable orchestras as Legacy of Music for the Age of Global Enlightenment. Support: Then BGF...
Treasure of AIWS City: Speech of President Ursula von der Leyen on Global Cybersecurity Day 2020
The President of European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, presented a special speech to receive World Leader for Peace and Security Award 2020. In this speech, she highlighted: “It is such an honour to be here with you today. At the Michael Dukakis Institute for...
Creating a Symbol of the Age of Global Enlightenment
To mark of birth of an Age of Global Enlightenment with concepts of the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment, the Boston Global Forum (BGF) is seeking to create a symbol of the Age of Global Enlightenment. Boston Global Forum (BGF) is...
Treasure in the Age of Global Enlightenment at AIWS City
On February 2nd, 2022, Boston Global Forum and Michael Dukakis Institute designed to save treasure of the Age of Global Enlightenment at the AIWS City. It includes historical documents and images of: World Leader for Peace and Security Award: Shinzo Abe, Prime...
Global Enlightenment Community of AIWS City and Michael Dukakis Institute to advise in building a university for rural areas of Mekong Area of Vietnam
On January 23, 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City, CEO of Nova Group Hoang Thu Chau and Governor of An Giang Nguyễn Thanh Bình, Governor of Dong Thap Pham Thien Nghia, signed a MOU to build the Mekong Smart City in the An Giang and Dong Thap provinces of Vietnam. This large...
Co-founder of AIWS.net, Professor Alex Pentland, promoted as Board Member of the Michael Dukakis Institute and Boston Global Forum
Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, Director of MIT Connection Science, co-founder of the AI World Society Innovation Network (AIWS.net), co-author of Social Contract for the AI Age, Distinguished Contributor of the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global...
AIWS City to apply and support Vietnam
Boston Global Forum sent the Report of the Vietnam Sparks on November 23, 2021 to Vietnam Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc. This report contributed special advices to leaders of Vietnam to recover and develop the economy of Vietnam after COVID-19 pandemic. Vietnam...
Global Enlightenment Education Program
The Global Enlightenment Education Program of AIWS City includes: AIWS Innovation. Members of the Global Enlightenment Program will be practiced on AIWS Innovation. The AIWS Innovation will link program members with like-minded individuals in their community, country,...