The evolution of Artificial Intelligence holds great promises in a wide variety of sectors. However, it can also be used in damaging ways, including political manipulation and unwarranted surveillance. For this reason, Michael Dukakis Institute has created the Artificial Intelligence World Society Initiative (AIWS) as a means of counteracting harmful and unethical uses of AI, and building the 7-layer AI model, including ethics, to achieve a peaceful and secure world.
The mission of AIWS is to develop recommendations for the development and implementation of AI in ways that promote public interest. This includes:
The AI World Society Innovation Network (AIWS.net) is established by former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, Internet pioneer Nguyen Anh Tuan, M.I.T. professors Nazli Choucri and Alex Sandy Pentland, Harvard professors Thomas Patterson and David Silbersweig, and Northeastern University professor Christo Wilson.
This effort is sponsored by the Boston Global Forum, Michael Dukakis Institute, the Government of Massachusetts, and MIT and mentored by distinguished thinkers, such as father of the Internet Vint Cerf, father of Bayesian networks Judea Pearl, father of soft power theory Joseph Nye, and from former presidents and prime ministers who are members of the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid.
AIWS will identify, publish, and promote principles for the virtuous application of AI, while AIWS.net will develop apps and solutions consistent with these principles for use in politics, governments, healthcare, education, transportation, national security, and other areas.
AIWS.net is constructed on three pillars:
AIWS.net connects with political leaders, policymakers, governments of more than 50 countries include G7, Russia, India etc., international organizations such as United Nations, OECD, World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid, and distinguished thinkers, innovators, research centers from leading universities such as Harvard, MIT, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, Brandeis, University of Pennsylvania, Oxford, Cambridge etc. Through AIWS.net leaders and distinguished thinkers will come to together to discuss and create initiatives, solutions, applications, and practice them to build a better world with AI.
AIWS.net will monitor AI developments and uses by governments, corporations, and non-profit organizations to assess whether they comply with the norms and standards codified in the AIWS Social Contract 2020. Noncompliant actors will be identified and publicized through fact-based reports.
Principles of AI-Governments, AI-Citizens, AIWS Social Contract 2020 and principles of applied AI in politics, governments, education, healthcare, transportation, national security and create solutions to practicing these principles.
Assisting the United Nations in its UN 2045 Centenary Project, including preparation of a volume of forward-looking essays (curated by Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan) on technological change.
Together with principles of AIWS, the Social Contract 2020, AIWS.net created the section Modern Causal Inference (MCI) to introduce and encourage applied Causal Inference and AI in politics, governments, healthcare, and economy. Professor Judea Pearl, UCLA, Turing Award, World Leader in AIWS Award, leads the MCI section.