AIWS City Discussion: Interview of the former acting US Secretary of Commerce Cameron Kerry ahead of the Club de Madrid-BGF Policy Lab

Sep 6, 2021News

“Inclusive discussions and inclusive structures” are key to a truly global enlightenment, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to advance our world, said Cameron Kerry, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in an interview with the Boston Global Forum, ahead of next week’s meeting of the Club de Madrid. He cited areas including global health, climate change, economic progress and addressing inequality as among those where AI could help fashion a worldwide response.

Noting the importance of recording “use cases” of AI, Mr Kerry noted these would illustrate the possibilities of convergence between policy and regulatory frameworks in the area, helping to set standards and harmonizing the technical and ethical dimensions of its development. He looked forward to a report in this regard being developed by the Brookings Institution and the Center for European Policy Studies Forum on global cooperation in the field.