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Father of the Internet Vint Cerf talks at UN Roundtable 2045

“All people can create value for each other. A good economy has an ecosystem of organizations that lets that happen, in the most meaningful and fulfilling ways.”

How can we make this idea happen through using AI and the Internet?

How can we apply and practice this idea?

The Internet plays a significant role in data science and AI, so the History of AI Initiative at Michael Dukakis Institute considers Vint Cerf as a historical figure in AI. At this United Nations 2045 Roundtable, Vint Cerf will talk about historical moments in the birth of the Internet and how to use the Internet and AI to shape bright futures and to create an ecosystem for work and life with the philosophy of the People Centered Economy. With concepts from the New Social Contract in the Age of AI, Intellectual Society-Thoughtful Civil Society, and the People Centered Economy, AI World Society (AIWS) conceives concepts of the AIWS City as applying and practicing the thoughts and ideas of Vint Cerf.

The People Centered Economy: The New AI and Internet Ecosystem for Work and Life 

Time: 9:30 am – 10:45 am EDT, August 21, 2020

This is a UN 2045 Roundtable and an event of the History of AI

Keynote speaker: Vint Cerf, Father of the Internet

Speakers: Governor Michael Dukakis, Co-founder and Chairman of the Boston Global Forum, Nguyen Anh Tuan, CEO of the Boston Global Forum

Moderator: Ramu Damodaran, Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact

Discussants: Professor Nazli Choucri, MIT, Professor Hiroshi Esaki, University of Tokyo, Professor Mikhail Kupriyanov, Vice Rector, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnology University, Former Prime Minister Bosnia & Herzegovina Zlatko Lagumdžija, Dr. Chien Minh Le, President of Dalat University,Professor Jun Murai, Keio University, Father of the Internet Japan, Professor David Silbersweig, Harvard University


  • 9:30 am: Opening Remarks, Governor Michael Dukakis
  • Remarks on United Nations 2045 Initiative, Keynote Speaker Vint Cerf, and discussants; Ramu Damodaran
  • Keynote speech: “The People Centered Economy: The New AI and Internet Ecosystem for Work and Life”, Vint Cerf
  • Introduce AIWS City, a model that applies the concept “The People Centered Economy: The New AI and Internet Ecosystem for Work and Life”, Nguyen Anh Tuan
  • Discussion: Zlatko Lagumdžija, Jun Murai, NazliChoucri, Hiroshi Esaki, David Silbersweig, Mikhail Kupriyanov, Le Minh Chien. Moderator: Ramu Damodaran
  • 10:40 am:  Conclude, Ramu Damodaran

The United Nations 2045 Initiative:

The United Nations 2045 is an initiative of the United Nations Academic Impact with collaboration by the Boston Global Forum.

The United Nations 2045 include roundtables, ideas, concepts, solutions, essays, and reflections looking ahead to the global landscape in 2045, when the United Nations completes its first centenary, in areas of these technologies, including artificial intelligence, cyber security and weapons systems, among others. Such a compilation which looks both to the horizon ahead and the role of the United Nations in making it beneficial and secure, would be timely.

The History of AI Initiative:

The History of AI research and explore historical achievements, events, and figures in AI.

The HAI Board is chaired by Governor Michael Dukakis, with Professor Nazli Choucri (MIT), Historian Le Minh Chien, President of Dalat University, Professor Caroline Jones, MIT, Professor Ole Molvig (Vanderbilt University), Tuan Anh Nguyen (Michael Dukakis Institute), Professor Thomas Patterson (Harvard University), Professor Judea Pearl (UCLA), Professor Alex Pentland (MIT), Professor David Silbersweig (Harvard University),  MIT, and President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Latvia as members.

The “The History of AI” Board will review and identify historical events, figures, and achievements in AI. After the HAI Board approve them, they will be made official historical events, figures, achievements in AI and posted on the AI Chronicle at The HAI Board will review and select contents for books and papers of the History of AI.

Following Keynote Speaker Vint Cerf, Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan introduced the AIWS City. Here are some key messages from Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan’s talk.