On Oct. 25, 2022, Global Enlightenment Leaders Governor Michael Dukakis, Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija, LATO Chairwoman Zaneta Ozolina, BGF CEO Nguyen Anh Tuan and State Minister Yasuhide Nakayama spoke at the John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, to announce and highlight keynotes of Manifesto “Tech for Peace the Global Enlightenment Age.”
President of John Cabot University delivered opening remarks with recognition of significance of this historic initiative and honored of its announcement in Italy, the Renaissance country, the precursor to the Enlightenment.
On behalf of the Boston Global Forum and authors of the Manifesto, Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija presented the keynotes, four parts of the Manifesto: 1. Why, 2. The Global Enlightenment Age, 3. Models and concepts of “Tech for peace and security in the Global Enlightenment Age,” 4. Solutions to implements. He confirmed that AIWS.net, AIWS City, and Global Alliance for Digital Governance will be a platform to this manifesto.
Zaneta Ozolina highlighted the role of the Riga Conference and collaboration of the Riga Conference with this initiative.
Former Japanese State Minister of Defense Yasuhide Nakayama contributed views and actions from Japan to the Manifesto.
Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan introduced special notes of the Manifesto:
- Technology helps people to access truth, justice, rationality, norms, standards, and values. Tech must assist, help the world to justice, make right, concise, true perception, awareness of people in the world, avoid dictators, totalitarian countries using their propaganda system to lie to people.
- Technology must support, assist to reduce threats and dangers of world peace.
- Governance tech to minimize its negative impacts.
- Respect for privacy and Public-Private and individual collaboration, combining to support management of societies to be more secure, safer, and peaceful. Tech serves people, makes people more powerful, smarter in thinking, decision making and doing.
- Technology helps and assists in building an Innovative, Smart, Tech Economy: every person can become an innovator. Technology help to create equality of opportunities in education for developing countries, special in Middle East, India, Africa.
- Apply technology to make people be more powerful, more knowledgeable, more innovative and more intellectual; people use technology to supervise governments and politics, societies. Make a smarter society, do not need to argue or debate issues that can be easily checked in expert systems already.
Mr. Tuan said “the Manifesto is not only a document of concepts, ideas, models, it also includes roadmap for actions, and doing.”