At the BGF Conference on AI Governance on April 26, 2023, at Harvard University Faculty Club, Ms. Quynh Nham, Manager for Development of the Global Enlightenment Community, introduced the Global Enlightenment Community following remarks from Governor Michael Dukakis, Co-founder and Chair of Boston Global Forum, who launched the community.
The Global Enlightenment Community is an international network that seeks to foster thought, creativity, and ethical behaviors among leaders, thinkers, scholars, innovators, artists, and business leaders worldwide. It aims to create a collaborative environment where ideas can flourish and business opportunities can multiply, with a focus on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and digital technology.
The Global Enlightenment Club (GEC) is a sub-community within the network that connects distinguished business leaders who share the common values of remaking the world towards the age of Global Enlightenment. Specifically, it focuses on engaging billionaires, millionaires, and other high-profile individuals who can bring enterprise-level actions to the community’s goals.
Governor Michael Dukakis, along with Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy, and former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlatko Lagumdzija, were among the distinguished thinkers who lead launch the Global Enlightenment Community. The community’s primary aim is to support the BGF Framework for Global Governance for AI and promote the ethical and responsible development and use of AI technologies.
The launch of the Global Enlightenment Community highlights the importance of collaboration and engagement among global leaders and thinkers to address the challenges and opportunities presented by AI.