September 6, 2021
World leaders contributed content toward the book “Remaking the World – The Age of Global Enlightenment,” below are some of them in the backcover of the book:
“At the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, you are at the forefront of research and debate. And you definitely work on some of the world’s most pressing issues. You drive the discussion on digital policy and how a human-centric approach on AI could look like. This is an issue whose importance simply cannot be overestimated.”
“This is why the EU proposes to start work on a Transatlantic AI Agreement. We want to set a blueprint for regional and global standards aligned with our values: Human rights, and pluralism, inclusion and the protection of privacy. A transatlantic dialogue on the responsibility of online platforms!”
President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, December 12, 2020
“It is greatly reassuring to me that the members of the Boston Global Forum are promoting cybersecurity-related awareness raising activities and fostering discussions in various countries around the world.”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, December 12, 2015
“Cybersecurity will also be crucial as we implement the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which will require us to tap into the potential of the data revolution and close today’s still-large digital divides.
On 15-16 December, the United Nations General Assembly will convene a High-level Meeting to review progress in the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society. Your discussion at this year’s Boston Global Forum can provide a timely contribution as we strive together to meet these challenges.”
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, December 12, 2015
“Exploring a Social Contract for the AI Age – a framework to ensure an AI “Bill of Rights” in the digital age – is fundamental in international relations today.”
The Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, April 28, 2021
“Calling for members of World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid and world leaders to support, endorse and work for the implantation of the Social Contract for the AI Age. Among the central features of the Social Contract for the AI Age are the following:
First, it defines an international TCP/IP (the platform for communication among internet users), that is, a set of norms, values and standards specifically designed as connections among governments for enabling and supporting international relations – including between governments, between companies, between companies and governments.
Second, it is anchored principles of justice and equity, recognizing that communities must have control over their data, given that data literacy at all levels of society is the basis for an intelligent, thoughtful society.”