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Club de Madrid – BGF Policy Lab September 7-9, 2021

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN AI & DIGITAL SOCIETIES:
TOWARDS AN INTERNATIONAL ACCORD

Club de Madrid and Boston Global Forum (BGF) have partnered to narrow this gap between the digital and the policy world. Our joint Policy Lab aims to build consensus around a rights-based agenda for the global governance of AI and digital societies.

The international community has so far failed to adopt a common governance model of digital technologies and AI based on human rights, despite several attempts to articulate such principles. This Policy Lab will serve to identify ideas and policy recommendations that can serve to build consensus around a rights-based agenda for the governance of AI and digital societies as we seek to narrow the gap between the digital and the policy world.

Drawing on the proposals of the AIWS Social Contract 2020  the United Nations Centennial “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” and with the unique individual and collective leadership experience of Club de Madrid Members, the Policy Lab  delved into:

-Transatlantic approaches to protect fundamental rights in AI & digital spaces.

-The elements & process for an international legal framework to protect fundamental rights in AI & digital spaces, towards an AI international accord.

-The Concept and Ecosystem for Digital and AI Society.

-The Global Alliance for Digital Governance

Aside from Boston Global Forum thinkers and Club de Madrid Members, the Policy Lab also gathered representatives of governments, academic institutions and think tanks, tech companies, and civil society. The outcome —a set of policy recommendations on building an international legal framework to protect fundamental rights in AI and digital spaces— will be shared with national governments and decision-makers in multilateral organisations, amongst others, so as to better inform the debate. With their agency and global reach, Members of Club de Madrid are uniquely placed to pull the levers of change and advocate for an international accord that protects fundamental rights in AI and digital spaces.

Club de Madrid and the Boston Global Forum’s five-year plan to advocate for a rights-based approach to the age of AI for Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment.

https://www.clubmadrid.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Policy-Lab-2021-Fundamental-Rights-In-AI-Digital-Societies-ReportAnnex.pdf