Pioneering Report: The Future of Global AI Governance


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In a world where artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving, the need for effective governance and regulation is becoming increasingly apparent. This article discusses a landmark report titled “The Future of Global AI Governance,” a collaborative effort by VERSES, Dentons US, and the Spatial Web Foundation.

The Future of Global AI Governance

The Need for Socio-Technical Standards

The report introduces socio-technical standards that have the potential to reshape how we confront the challenges of governing AI on a global scale. These standards address interoperability, explainability, and the advancement of intelligent and autonomous systems.

The International Rating System for Autonomous Intelligent Systems

The report proposes an International Rating System for Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIRS) in response to a potential blind spot in regulatory efforts. The primary goal of the report is to provide governments, regulators, and legislators with a pragmatic framework that both informs and provides a roadmap for future policymaking and compliance.

The Role of VERSES, Dentons US, and Spatial Web Foundation

VERSES, Dentons US, and the Spatial Web Foundation have combined their expertise to address the challenge of governing potentially self-regulating AI to ensure alignment with human values and prevent potential risks.

The Socio-Technical Standards by IEEE

Bridging the Gap between Technology and Society

The research points to the development of socio-technical standards by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest association of technical professionals. These standards are designed to bridge the gap between technology and society, prioritizing adaptability, collaboration, and multi-stakeholder participation.

The Concept of “Law as Code”

The standards can facilitate the concept of “law as code,” where regulations are converted into a machine-readable format, optimizing rules for digital service delivery and automated decision-making processes.

The Benefits and Challenges of AI Governance

The Potential of AI

The report brings to light the immense benefits AI can unlock if effectively globally governed. It underlines the urgency to future-proof our ability to align, oversee, and override AI systems.

The Urgency to Future-Proof AI Systems

As the world rapidly embraces AI technologies, the insights offered in this report are expected to serve as a vital resource for policymakers, industry stakeholders, and researchers alike.

The Report as a Vital Resource

The Role of Policymakers, Industry Stakeholders, and Researchers

The report represents a significant step towards comprehending the complexities of AI governance and highlights how socio-technical standards can shape its future trajectory.

About VERSES, Dentons US, and Spatial Web Foundation


VERSES is a cognitive computing company specializing in next-generation Artificial Intelligence. Its flagship offering, GIA™, is an Intelligent Agent for anyone powered by KOSM™, a network operating system enabling distributed intelligence.

Dentons US

Dentons is the world’s largest global law firm with 21,000 professionals in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries. Dentons’ polycentric and purpose-driven approach ensures they challenge the status quo to stay focused on what matters most to their clients.

Spatial Web Foundation

The Spatial Web Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and ethical use of technology, specifically in the creation and implementation of the Spatial Web protocol.


The collaboration between VERSES, Dentons US, and the Spatial Web Foundation on the landmark report “The Future of Global AI Governance” is a significant step towards understanding and addressing the challenges of AI governance. The report provides a roadmap for future policymaking and compliance, emphasizing the need for socio-technical standards and an international rating system for autonomous intelligent systems.


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    Glad they are working on this and they need to start setting guidelines right away. Then they can improve them as they go along but we need certain rules today not in 3 months! AI is moving at an unprecedented speed and we need to try and keep up.

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      Better done than perfect. Better to have something in place that can be followed and improved upon than to constantly focus on making it perfect and never actually having something concrete to follow. Such guidelines need to be very fluid because things are and will change in days not in months or years like we have been used to.

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    Jacey 4 months ago

    AI is here to stay and we must make the best of it. And it all starts with guidelines, rules and recommendations anyone can and should follow. We need certain lines we shouldn’t cross over. We need punishments for if/when those lines are passed.

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    Conan 4 months ago

    This is going to be very tricky but it needs to be done. We need to act quickly and make sure AI is going in the right direction and more than trying to control AI we need to reduce access to it for bad, unsavory people. It’s bad people we must watch out for not AI.