Michael Dukakis Institute to honor Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the US on April 28 for promoting Internet security, freedom, and AI Democracy
Stavros Lambrinidis, European Union Ambassador to the United States, will receive the, “World Leader in AI World Society Award,” at 8:30 AM, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from Governor Michael Dukakis.
The award honors Ambassador Lambrinidis for his contribution to strengthening security and fundamental freedoms on the Internet and for fostering Artificial Intelligence democracy worldwide.
Ambassador Lambrinidis, who served as Vice President of the European Parliament and as the EU’s Special Representative for Human Rights and has long been active on data privacy issues, will talk about opportunities for transatlantic collaboration on the digital economy and AI in his brief remarks at the upcoming award ceremony.
The Framework for the Artificial Intelligence International Accord, developed by the Boston Global Forum in collaboration with AIWS distinguished thinkers, will be discussed immediately following the ceremony honoring Ambassador Lambrinidis 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, April 28, 2021.
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He stated, “As the development and deployment of artificial intelligence advances, my hope is that Europe and the United States will work more closely together, continuously and at all levels, to guide our technological progress in a way that is consistent with our shared values. Together with like-minded partners around the world, we must ensure that AI enhances the human condition and experience for all mankind.
Without trust – without keeping humanity at the center of our technological advancements—our progress as an increasingly technologically dependent society will not be sustainable.”
Ambassador Lambrinidis will deliver his remarks virtually at the Boston conference on the AI International Accord. The event is being organized by The Boston Global Forum, the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, and AI World Society(AIWS).
Governor Dukakis noted, “The world needs an international accord on artificial intelligence, the Internet, and data privacy and mining. With this in mind, we are calling for an AI Bill of Rights that will build on existing fundamental rights, promote the enforcement of those rights, and recognize emerging principles brought about by the dynamic confluence of the Internet and digital information.”
Governor Dukakis lauded Ambassador Lambrinidis for proposing a European Parliament recommendation to the Council aimed at strengthening security and fundamental freedoms on the Internet, and AI democracy.
Ambassador Lambrinidis is a former Foreign Minister of Greece (2011), Secretary General of the Greek Foreign Ministry (1996-1999), and Ambassador ad-personam of the Hellenic Republic (1999-2004). Between 2004-2011, he was twice elected to the European Parliament where he served as Vice President (2009-2011). Prior to assuming the role of EU Ambassador to the United States (2019), he was the EU Special Representative for Human Rights (2012-2019). He is a graduate of Yale Law School and Amherst College and has worked as a trade lawyer at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington DC in the early 1990s.
In 2010, he delivered a report at the European Data Protection and Privacy Conference titled: A European Parliament recommendation to the Council on strengthening security and fundamental freedoms on the Internet.
The Framework for the Artificial Intelligence International Accord, developed by the Boston Global Forum in collaboration with by a team of AIWS distinguished thinkers, will be discussed at the April 28 conference.
The Boston Global Forum and The Michael Dukakis Institute presented the first World Leader in AIWS Award in 2018 to Secretary General of OECD Angel Gurria. Past recipients include: Father of Internet and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf (2019), and Chancellor Professor of UCLA, Inventor of Causal Inference Methodology Judea Pear (2020).
The Boston Global Forum and The Michael Dukakis Institution have played a leading role in promoting a Social Contract for the AI Age. The Social Contract promote an Artificial Intelligence world that respects human rights, dignity and democratic values while preventing governments and private entities from using AI for harmful purposes.
The Michael Dukakis Institute (MDI)‘s initiatives include AI World Society (AIWS), AI-Government, Social Contract for the AI Age, Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security (ECCC), and Global Cybersecurity Day.
The Boston Global Forum (BGF) brings together world leaders, distinguished thinkers, innovators, and promising young leaders to seek peaceful solutions to the challenges of our times.
The AI World Society (AIWS) City, established in collaboration with the World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid and the United Nations Academic Impact, is a virtual digital city dedicated to the principle of the Social Contract for the AI Age.
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