Professor Alex Sandy Pentland, Director of Connection Science, MIT, and Member of Boston Global Forum’s Board of Thinkers, will speak about the Social Contract 2020 at the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid Conference on October 21, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. He said:
“Social Contract 2020: Data has joined labor and capital as the raw material of prosperity, and so data must also become an integral part of the social contract; to this end I propose a strategy for incorporating both data ownership rights and data governance into our civic systems.”
At the conference, one of topics is “Data Economies and the Future of the Social Contract”. The World Leadership Alliance–Club de Madrid, the largest forum of democratic former Head of States, expects to bring two to three initiatives for concrete action to be taken forward as projects. The Social Contract 2020 will be one of three initiatives of the conference.
The Policy Dialogue on AI and democracy seeks to move the conversation on AI beyond tech and into the democratic governance arena. By bringing together experienced politicians, tech companies, academic researchers, and civil society representatives, it seeks to promote ‘multi-stakeholderism’ in the articulation of informed policy proposals that can effectively turn the design, development and deployment of AI into a driver for democratic innovation and renewal at a time when wide-spread dissatisfaction with the present system and uncertainty about the future are seriously affecting public trust.