Statement of Boston Global Forum in actions to build AI Legal Framework, AI International Accord for global security

May 29, 2023Global Alliance for Digital Governance, Statements

May 29, 2023

Boston, MA


Since 2017, Boston Global Forum (BGF) has been a pioneer and has been tireless in building a 7-layer model to apply AI responsibly for a better world: AI World Society (AIWS) to shape futures of global security.

Now, it is urgent to take actions to shape the concepts and principles of the Social Contract for the AI Age, AI-Government, AI-Citizen, AI International Accord, BGF Framework for AI Global Governance and model of AIWS into reality, especially as AI become more prominent in public discourse.

In his Welcome Keynote Address at the C20 Summit “Technology and Security for One World,” held during the G20 in India on May 12-14, 2023, Boston Global Forum CEO Nguyen Anh Tuan emphasized the stringent necessity for states to accelerate policy-making efforts related to AI global governance. He also called upon civil society organizations and think-tanks to actively contribute to and engage in dialogue with governments to develop official regulations.

This May, the White House announced New Actions to Promote Responsible AI Innovation, while G-7 Summit leaders called for international standards on AI. Following up these efforts, leaders of OpenAI, Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, and Ilya Sutskever, wrote: “Governance of superintelligence – Now is a good time to start thinking about the governance of superintelligence—future AI systems dramatically more capable than even AGI.”

Former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlatko Lagumdzija, a Global Enlightenment leader highlighted on May 27, 2023: “Few years ago at our BGF conferences and in our book ‘Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment’ as well, I was calling for the establishment on international regulatory body like for nuclear energy (IAEA) with all references for that approach. Now creators of OpenAI are making that call, and BGF leaders will all support and ready to work with leaders of OpenAI for this mission.”

Boston Global Forum and Michael Dukakis Institute in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Digital Governance, the Shinzo Abe Initiative for Peace and Security, and Global Enlightenment Community will act to build an AI Legal Framework and AI International Accord for global security. We will work alongside esteemed leaders and distinguished thinkers, including Global Internet Governance, Digital Empowerment and Security Alliance (GLIDES) of C20 in India, various think tanks, and will work with organizations such as OpenAI, DeepMind, Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and other AI institutions.

The world is in need of political standards that govern international relations in the realms of AI and Data, akin to the TCP/IP protocol in the field of technology. These political standards are embodied in the Social Contract for the AI Age and the AIWS model, which were announced by the Boston Global Forum and Club de Madrid in September 2020.

We are determined to create a comprehensive timeline and set milestones for engaging in dialogues with governments, including those of the United States, Japan, the European Union, the United Kingdom, India, the United Nations, and the Vatican.

In order to succeed in our mission, it is crucial to involve and engage all individuals in contributing to the development of the AI Global Legal Framework and the AI International Accord – not just state actors, but civil society as well.

Furthermore, it is imperative to leverage the potential of data and AI economies for the benefit of both global economies and societies, while upholding the standards and norms outlined in the Social Contract for the AI Age. Countries that respect and adhere to these standards will gain an advantage in terms of data and AI-driven advancements, fostering innovation, economic growth and societal progress.

To achieve this goal, the Global Alliance for Digital Governance will actively serve as a trusted databank, duly authorized by individuals and companies, to guarantee the security, protection, and ethical utilization of their data. GADG will diligently monitor companies to safeguard the value of individual data, fostering global security in AI and data domains. By establishing robust mechanisms, GADG will ensure that data is managed transparently and responsibly, fostering trust and confidence in data management practices.

Moreover, GADG is firmly committed to empowering every citizen to become an innovator and creator by establishing data and AI ecosystems that prioritize transparency and responsibility. By providing accessible platforms, tools, and resources, GADG will enable individuals to harness the potential of data and AI for innovation and creativity. Additionally, GADG will foster an environment that encourages responsible and ethical practices in data management, innovation, applications, and market participation.

By bringing together individuals, governments, organizations, and institutions, we can collectively work towards the establishment of a fair, inclusive, and secure AI ecosystem. We extend an invitation to all stakeholders to actively participate in shaping the AI Global Legal Framework and endorsing the principles enshrined in the AI International Accord. Through collaboration and shared responsibility, we can create an environment that harnesses the power of AI for the betterment of society, safeguarding individual rights and global security.

Let us unite our efforts in building a future where data and AI technologies are leveraged for the benefit of all, adhering to the fundamental principles of transparency, responsibility, and innovation. Global society can shape the Global Enlightenment Mountain, guided by GADG’s architect, and pave the way for the Age of Global Enlightenment.

Prime Minister Enrico Letta, a Global Enlightenment Leader