An AI International Accord – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment

Aug 8, 2021News

There are Heads of States and Governments (both current and former) that will attend and speak at the Policy Lab An AI International Accord – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment, co-organized by Boston Global Forum and Club de Madrid, September 7-9, 2021. This event will discuss an AI International Accord and the book Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment.

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Digital transformation is rapidly altering the panorama for fundamental rights around the world. Digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) create new opportunities for the enjoyment of human rights, as well as new threats to their protection. They also bring about new concepts of rights and obligations, directly arising from the relationship between citizens and technology. Governing this transformation, with the protection of fundamental rights as a central objective, requires a new approach to public policy, in line with the systemic changes occurring in society, the economy and international relations. While there have been attempts to articulate principles for an approach to the governance of digital societies based on the protection of fundamental rights, the international community has yet failed to define and adopt a common framework. With the invaluable support of NovaWorld Phan Thiet / Phan Thiet MICE Competition and partnership of the Boston Global Forum (BGF), Club de Madrid seek to contribute to global consensus-building around a rights-based agenda for the governance of digital societies. This initiative will feed into the work of the AI World Society (, an innovation network created by BGF to put forward new principles for governance in the age of AI. In partnership with UN Academic Impact, BGF and the AI World Society have launched the UN Centennial Initiative, UN100: Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Enlightenment, for which they will continue to develop and promote models for a Social Contract for the AI Age and an AI International Accord, using the AIWS City as a sandbox to put their ideas into practice.