Big companies, especially tech companies, have very powerful and profound political influence in the world today. The Social Contract for the AI Age demonstrated the need to balance powers of companies.
To practice and apply the Social Contract for the AI Age, Michael Dukakis Institute and Boston Global Forum founded the Monitoring Big Tech Companies Initiative. Professor Nazli Choucri, MIT Professor in cyber politics and Board Member of Michael Dukakis Institute, is one of the leaders of this initiative.
This initiative connects and collaborates with organizations, governments, and companies to collect data on how big tech companies meet the standards of the Social Contract for the AI Age — how they abuse their power to violate democratic values, and how they compromise with governments to undermine democratic values and standards of Social Contract for the AI Age. Merve Hickok, Founder of AI Ethicist, is one of the contributors of this project.
The project will start collecting data and information from February 1, 2021.
The Michael Dukakis Institute and Boston Global Forum call on individual and organizations to contribute and collaborate in this initiative to maintain and enhance democratic values.
Professor Nazli Choucri presented first concepts of AI International Accord at Boston Global Forum Conference December 12, 2020.
Merve Hickok spoke at Boston Global Forum Conference December 12, 2020.