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Gov. Michael Dukakis and Tuan Nguyen Launch Artificial Intelligence World Society (AIWS)

AIWS is a world society dedicated to understand AI and to positively influence its impact society

Gov. Michael Dukakis and Tuan Nguyen today announced the founding of the Artificial Intelligence World Society or AIWS, whose mission is to foster the ethical development, implementation and advancement of Artificial Intelligence to better serve the needs of all humanity worldwide.

In making the announcement, Nguyen said, “Artificial Intelligence is all around us in ways small and big—from using our iPhones to command Siri to solving complex problems in business, manufacturing, education, government and medicine. But we must always think of the impact of AI on a human scale, being ever mindful of how advances in AI influence and impact us as individuals and society as a whole and how we may harness AI’s benefits.”

Together with Gov. Dukakis, Nguyen cofounded the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation, aimed at encouraging young leaders in cybersecurity, AI and other fields, and the Boston Global Forum, a think tank dedicated to peaceful solutions to world conflict.

Nguyen continued, “To examine AI in a humanistic context, we have begun the AI World Society Initiative to examine the human side of AI and to build an AI ethical framework, standards and models for the management and governance of AI, the development of AI products, and AI education.”

Scholars and notables from Harvard, MIT, Brown, Northeastern, Google, Intel, and Minds.com will gather for AIWS monthly roundtable discussions to examine the broadest range of AI issues including the potential of AI to resolve conflicts between nations. “Looking to the future, AI may one-day play a role in better governance based on honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability, compassion, and justice, unfettered by the influence of wealthy donors who steer political decisions,” observed Gov. Dukakis.

Nguyen called for scholars, students and leaders in cyber ethics and cybersecurity to contact the AIWS for details and to apply for participation in monthly roundtable discussions at:  [email protected]

AIWS two overarching objectives are to minimize AI’s potential for harm and threats to humanity and to promote the utilization of AI in ways that benefit society and serve the needs of local, business, social communities, and nations.

Artificial Intelligence World Society – Key Initiatives are to build:

  • – the Ethical Framework for Artificial Intelligence
  • – standards, norms, regulations for AI World Society
  • – models for Management, Governing of AI World Society.
  • – public services by using AI products
  • – new models for global eduction by using AI products
  • – new solutions including political solutions using AI
  • – new models to judge international conflicts using AI
  • – new models, solutions to foster a sense of global citizenry through AI.

Among the leading technology companies that are examining the ethical underpinnings of Artificial Intelligence are Microsoft, which details its recommendations in a free e-book titled: The Future Computed.

Founders of Artificial Intelligence World Society – AIWS:

Governor Michael Dukakis

Nguyen Anh Tuan

About The Boston Global Forum – the AIWS Umbrella Organization

Founded in 2012, The Boston Global Forum (BGF) is a not-for-profit think tank based in Boston, Massachusetts. Our mission is to bring together, in an open and accessible public forum, an eclectic and engaging spectrum of esteemed academic leaders, real-world experts, thought leaders, media experts and promising young leaders, who are dedicated to seeking peaceful solutions to the most contentious issues of our times.

As an offshoot of The Boston Global Forum, The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) was born in 2015 with the mission of generating ideas, creating solutions, and deploying initiatives to solve global issues, especially focused on Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

The First Global Cybersecurity Day was held on December 12, 2015 and included several programs designed to further the public’s knowledge of cybersecurity, in part by publicizing the Ethics Code of Conduct for Cyber Peace and Security – ECCC. Global Cybersecurity Day events calling for “A Clean and Pure Internet” took place that day in Tokyo, Bonn, Nha Trang, Harvard University, Cambridge-Boston, and other cities around the world simultaneously at Noon Eastern Standard Time on December 12, 2015.

Delegates included cybersecurity leaders Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan; Professor Joseph Nye, Mykko Hypponen, Bruce Schneier and other notables. World leaders receiving the Award for 2015 were Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and in 2016 was UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

This year’s Global Cybersecurity Day 2017, event titled, “A Cyber-Defense Strategy for a Nation” will be held at Loeb House, Harvard University, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA at Noon on December 12, 2017.