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Mr. Nam Phan speaks at the AIWS Conference on 23 September 2019

The Boston Global Forum and Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation organized the AI World Society Conference on 1:30 pm, September 23, 2019 at Harvard University Faculty Club, with the focus on the Social Contract 2020 and rules and laws for AI and the Internet.

We were pleased to welcome Mr. Nam Pham for an invited talk at the conference. Mr. Pham serves on the cabinet of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker as Assistant Secretary of Business Development and International Trade. He is an advocate for innovation in Massachusetts, especially when it has great impact on humanitarianism.

In his view of AI, he hopes that one day AI can cure cancer, send people to the moon, and answer many what-ifs questions. For that to be possible we must be free to think. As Einstein once said, “imagination is more important than knowledge”, Mr. Pham emphasized the need for basic human rights in AI innovation. “Imagination and human rights must go hand in hand,” he concluded.

The video of his talk is here.