Theme: AI World Society to Examine the Role of Artificial Intelligence in Government
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm, April 25, 2019
Venue: Loeb House, Hazard University, 17 Quincy street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The forthcoming AI World Society – G7 Summit Initiative will focus on

the AI-Government Model for democracy in the age of Artificial Intelligence.

This is a new and evolutionary political development.

                         AI-Standards and Government Concepts

  • Time:        8:30 am – 12:00 pm, April 25, 2019
  • Venue:      Loeb House, Harvard University, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138


AGENDA of AIWS-G7 Summit Conference

  • Governor Michael Dukakis: Opening Remarks
  • Arnaud Mentré, Consul General of France in Boston: The French Perspective on Artificial Intelligence and the G7 Summit
  • Professor Thomas Patterson: AI World Society – G7 Summit Initiative
  • Governor Michael Dukakis: Presents the AI World Society – G7 Summit Initiative to the Government of France
  • Vint Cerf, the Father of the Internet: Honored as World Leader in AI World Society (AIWS)
  • Vint Cerf: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of the Internet
  • Professor Matthias Scheutz: Concepts for AIWS Standards
  • Paul Nemitz: Legal Concepts for AI – Layer 4 of AI World Society
  • Conference Delegates: Open Discussion
  • Governor Michael Dukakis: Closing Remarks
  • Closing Remarks
  • Governor Michael Dukakis


Will G7 pushback against Chinese, Russian aggression work?

Do the actions of the G7 nations meeting at their May 26-27 summit in Japan suggest that Russian aggression against Ukraine and Chinese aggression in the South China Sea will not succeed in the long run because of pushback from the G7 industrialized democracies? Joshua W. Walker of the German Marshall Fund discusses this in The National Interest.


He concludes:

“The significance of this year’s G7 in Japan in advance of the G20 in China in September will be judged by which summit ultimately sets the tone for either the enduring nature of the liberal international order or sweeping tide of revisionist authoritarianism. Obama’s historic Hiroshima and Vietnam visits were symbolic of the legacy he hopes to leave. Yet, symbolism risks complacency without action. The G7’s latest initiative for global infrastructure development confirmed the member countries’ internationalist commitment but whether they can remain unified in the face of Chinese and Russian revisionist alternatives such as OBOR {One Belt, One Road} or the {Russiian-led} Eurasian Economic Union will have to be seen. As Japan passes the G7 baton to Italy next year, the world anxiously expects the world’s seven most advanced democracies and economies to lead toward the triumph of internationalism over revisionism.’’

To read the article, hit this link.

Russian official sees Western sanctions continuing


Alexei Pushkov, the Foreign Affairs Committee chairman of the lower house of  the Russian parliament, said that it would be no surprise if the G7 nations extended sanctions against Russia for its occupation of Crimea and its war against the pro-Western government of Ukraine in the eastern part of that country, reports Sputnik News, which acts as a mouthpiece for the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

But then, the G7 leaders at their May 26-27 summit in Japan had already make it quite clear that the sanctions would be extended.

“The signals from the West on the extension of sanctions are not a surprise. The decision was taken at the G7 [summit]. Since then, other options have been excluded,” Mr. Pushkov wrote on Twitter.

To read the Sputnik News article, hit this link.

Abe to propose big stimulus package

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who just finished hosting the G7 summit, plans to propose a fiscal stimulus package of as much as $90.7 billion after warning G7 leaders that the global economy faces a significant risk of another crisis like that in 2008. Many observers, however, think that his fears are exaggerated.

The proposed stimulus will include accelerating the construction of a magnetic-levitation train line from Nagoya to Osaka, issuing vouchers to boost consumer spending, increasing pay for child-care workers and setting up a scholarship fund. Hit this link.

Economy, refugees, Chinese expansionism, cybersecurity top summit agenda


The biggest issues at the G7 Summit have been how to get the global economy humming again; the refugee crisis in Europe and the Mideast; Chinese expansionism in the East and South China Sea, and cybersecurity. Read this link.

The last item has been a priority of The Boston Global Forum this year. BGF experts have presented their proposals on how to improve cybersecurity in particular and cyberbehavior in general to the G7 leaders. Indeed, a key part of the BGF’s BGF-G7 Summit Initiative is its Ise-Shima Norms for cyberbehavior, named for the location of the summit.

As for the refugees: European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday he would seek G7 support for more global aid for them.

“If we (G7) do not take the lead in managing this crisis, nobody would,” Mr. Tusk told reporters. A flow of migrants to Europe from Syria, other parts of the Mideast and Africa confronts the continent with its biggest refugee crisis since World War II.

In a closing communiqué, leaders were also expected to cite the importance of maritime security, including calling for respect for the rule of law and opposition to provocative acts that try to change the status quo by force – in a clear reference to Chinese expansionism.

Although full agreement on macro-economic policy looks difficult, the G7 leaders are expected to promote monetary, fiscal and infrastructure policies to spur growth in the final summit communiqué.

Britain and Germany are resisting calls for fiscal stimulus, and so Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will urge the G7 leaders to adopt a flexible fiscal policy, taking into account each country’s economic and political situation.