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Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment

Remaking the World – The Age of Global Enlightenment is a joint initiative by the Boston Global Forum and the United Nations Academic Impact as part of the United Nations Centennial Initiative.

The book proposes pathways toward a more humane, peaceful, and secure world, largely by harnessing the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, and other Digital Age technologies. A key proposal is the adoption of an AI International Accord that would bind nations to constructive uses of AI and prohibit destructive uses. In addition, Remaking the World – The Age of Global Enlightment advances the Social Contract for the AI Age as the theoretical and ethical foundation of the Accord.  The book also proposes the AI World Society (AIWS) as a vehicle through which individuals and civic organizations can help foster an Age of Global Enlightenment.

Distinguished contributors to the book include:

  • Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
  • Ash Carter, Former US Secretary of Defense
  • Vint Cerf, “Father of the Internet”, Google
  • Nazli Choucri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Ramu Damodaran, Chief of United Nations Academic Impact
  • Michael Dukakis, Former Governor of Massachusetts, Chair, Boston Global Forum
  • Eva Kaili, Member of the European Parliament
  • Robin Kelly, U.S. Representative (Illinois),
  • Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General
  • Didzis Kļaviņš, University of Latvia
  • Taro Kono, Defense Minister, Japan
  • Zlatko Lagumdzija, Former Prime Minister, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States
  • Ursula von der Leyen, President of European Commission
  • Yasuhide Nakayama, Defense State Minister, Japan
  • Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor, European Commission
  • Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO, Boston Global Forum
  • Andreas Norlén, Speaker, Swedish Parliament
  • Joseph Nye, Harvard University
  • Zaneta Ozolina, University of Latvia, Co-Chair of Riga Conference
  • Thomas Patterson, Harvard University
  • Judea Pearl, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Alex “Sandy” Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Sir Iain Duncan Smith, MP, UK Parliament
  • Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid, Former President of Latvia

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