Global Enlightenment Leaders promoted in the UN Internet Global Forum Leadership Panel

Aug 28, 2022News

On August 16, 2022 ,the United Nations Secretary-General has appointed 10 high-level and eminent persons to serve on his inaugural Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Leadership Panel.

Father of the Internet Vint Cerf, 2019 World Leader in AIWS Award recipient and a Distinguished Contributor to Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment, and former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, 2017 World Leader for Peace and Security Award recipient, are members of IGF Leadership Panel and BGF Global Enlightenment Leaders.

Vint Cerf contributed the chapter “A People-Centered Economyfor the book. In it, he wrote:

“We will need an international call for an operation in order to induce and introduce this people-centeredness into the use of artificial intelligence, because we will and use these techniques on a global scale.”

“So now we have to figure out what the international agreements are going to be, not only to deal with the abuses of the internet and its applications, but also the potential abuses of machine learning. And that is going to require some deep thought and some deep understanding and some dependence on technologists who are much smart than I am, about how those technologies could be abused and what we can do to both detect and defend against that. And so as we design a people-centered and artificially intelligent world, where the tools get smarter and smarter, we will have to think our way through exactly that set of problems.”