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President Vaira Vike-Freiberga and Professor Nazli Choucri will speak at the AI International Accord Panel

At this point, many segments of the international community have already begun to respond to the serious challenges posed by cyber access, big data, technological development, and devious uses of all forms of “virtual” communication and exchange. Among the most responses are the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime and the EU General Directives that signal specific policies to protect the integrity of information and the values that support this integrity.

To date, however, little attention has been paid to the challenges surrounding the development and applications of Artificial intelligence (AI), and even less to the need for coordinated policy responses. The rates of change in AI innovations and applications far exceed our ability to fully appreciate the potentials for threat in an area that remains beyond the scope of international management.

In response to such challenges, this Panel is convened—under the leadership of Governor Michael Dukakis and President Ursula von der Leyen—to addresses foundational concepts and conditions, as well as procedural, operational, and driving principles for an emergent AI International Accord.

The purpose of the Panel for AI International Accord is to:

  • Create an initial framework for the AI International Accord
  • Establish a Democratic Alliance for Digital Governance focused on supporting to support the AI International Accord and the Social Contract for the AI Age.
  • Design a Monitoring System to observe all abuses in applications of AI by private and public entities, and to identify notable violations of an emergent AI International Accord and of the Social Contract for the AI Age.
  • Provide an initial “proof of concept” – in terms of implementation and operations in practice – focused on AIWS City.
  • Explore potentials for reviewing and regulating potential deviances or damage created by algorithm development and implementation.

Latvian and WLA-CdM former President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, World Leader for Peace and Security Award recipient 2019, and Professor Nazli Choucri (MIT), Board of Leaders of AIWS City will speak at the Panel on this accord.