At AIWS Roundtable May 12, 2020 co-organized by World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid and Boston Global Forum, Professor Nazli Choucri, MIT, Co-founder and Mentor of AIWS.net, talked about the Social Contract 202, a New Social Contract in the Age of AI. This Social Contract was officially launched on May 5, 2020 by the Boston Global Forum and Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation. This Social Contract is considered a paper of the United Nations 2045 project. Professor Choucri said: “While TCP/IP is the platform for communication among internet users, Social Contract 2020 can be seen as a platform for connection between governments, stakeholders, and private and public institutions.”
“The overall objective of Social Contract 2020 is to help build a multi-stakeholder AI- intensive society in all aspects of life from politics, governments, economics, business, and industry, all the way to the social order and the life of each individual. Social Contract 2020 eencourages everyone to value the acts of creation, innovation, philanthropy, and mutual respect. It seeks the respect and right to have freedom on, and access to, the Internet worldwide. The vision of Social Contract 2020 is to make our world a place of honest and responsible interaction. That means, a place where everyone’s contribution is recognized and everyone has a right to knowledge and access to information, where no one is above the law, where money cannot be used to subvert political process, and were integrity, knowledge, creativity, honesty and kindness are seen as key values in shaping decision and policy.”
“In short, Social Contract 2020 is for shaping a world where all stakeholders are recognized, and all forms of governance adhere these values and are accountable and transparent. It is a world where only by working together it is possible to address and resolve global challenges.”
“Extensive and appropriate AI application to politics, governments, society, and businesses can create a Smart Democracy supporting a global supply chain. The Smart Democracy Social Contract 2020 creates a platform for a new global supply chain, named Supply Chain 2020. As a critically important framework for society in the AI age, the Social Contract 2020 is based on balancing power among all stakeholders and among governments, businesses, civil society, individuals, and AI assistants. Being an important contract, the Social Contract 2020 is a commitment of main stakeholders to protect property, common values, and norms for good between nations.”
The authors of the Social Contract 2020 are:
Governor Michael Dukakis
Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of the Boston Global Forum, Director of Michael Dukakis Institute.
Professor Nazli Choucri, MIT
Professor Alex Pentland, MIT
Professor Thomas Patterson, Harvard
Professor David Silbersweig, Harvard
Mr. Pham Trong Nghia, Deputy Director General at National Assembly Office, Vietnam
The Social Contract 2020 can be found here.