AI Accountability Crusade

Fighting for AI safety through legal action against financial institutions backing potential AI threats

Updated June 29, 2023

Campaign Idea

The AI Accountability Crusade

Campaign Description

The AI Accountability Crusade is a legal action campaign aimed at holding financial institutions accountable for the funding of potentially dangerous AI projects. We utilize petitions and lawsuits to demand transparency and adherence to AI safety standards, thereby protecting individual rights and mitigating the risk of AI-related existential catastrophes.

Theory for Why This Campaign Will Create Change

By targeting financial institutions, we harness the power of the free market to incentivize AI safety. When these institutions face legal repercussions and public pressure, they will become more selective in funding AI projects, which will, in turn, promote responsible AI development.

Sample Viral Social Media Post from the Campaign

“🚨 Banks are funding the potential end of humanity! 😱 Join the #AIAccountabilityCrusade and demand financial giants to invest responsibly in AI safety! 💪🔒 #AISafetyMatters #Libertarian”

Sample Press Release Announcing Campaign to Media


"AI Accountability Crusade" Launches to Tackle Potential Existential Threats

April 10, 2023

The AI Accountability Crusade, a new grassroots campaign backed by libertarian activists, is targeting financial institutions that are recklessly funding AI projects with potential existential risks. By using legal action, such as lawsuits and petitions, the campaign seeks to hold these institutions accountable and ensure AI safety standards are met.

According to Micah White, PhD, AI Accountability Crusade founder, "We cannot afford to ignore the potential threats posed by AI. It is time to demand financial institutions to become more selective in their investments and promote AI safety for the future of humanity."

The AI Accountability Crusade is set to build momentum in the coming months, as activists and supporters continue to share the message and demand change.

Story Written in the First Person Perspective

It all began when I stumbled upon an article discussing the potential existential risks of AI. I realized we were on the brink of creating uncontrollable, all-powerful entities that could end humanity as we know it. I knew I had to do something.

As a libertarian, I believed in the power of the free market and individual rights. Hence, targeting financial institutions seemed like the perfect strategy. I began gathering likeminded individuals and formed the AI Accountability Crusade.

We filed petitions and lawsuits against major banks, demanding transparency in AI funding and adherence to AI safety standards. With the growing public outcry, financial giants started to withdraw from projects that failed to prioritize safety. Eventually, this led to a wave of AI developers committing to stringent safety guidelines.

The success of the AI Accountability Crusade reaffirmed my belief in the power of grassroots movements, making the world a safer place for generations to come.

How Will Opponents to This Campaign Try to Stop It

Opponents will likely argue that our campaign stifles innovation and slows down AI development. Additionally, they might try to discredit the risks, lobby for lenient regulations, and protect the interests of financial institutions.

How Should Activists Respond to Opponent’s Attempts to Stop It

Activists should emphasize the importance of long-term safety over short-term gains, provide evidence for the risks, and educate the public about responsible AI development. They should also present case studies of successful AI projects that have prioritized safety.

What Are the Steps Necessary to Launch the Campaign

  1. Research AI projects funded by financial institutions and identify those with potential risks.

    • Suggestion: Collaborate with AI experts to evaluate projects and determine the risks involved.
  2. Recruit likeminded individuals to join the movement.

    • Suggestion: Utilize social media and local events to connect with potential activists.
  3. File petitions and lawsuits demanding transparency and adherence to AI safety standards.

    • Suggestion: Seek advice from legal experts to build a strong case.
  4. Organize public awareness campaigns to gather support and pressure financial institutions.

    • Suggestion: Use social media, op-eds, and community events to spread the message.
  5. Vigilantly monitor the developments in AI and adapt the campaign strategies accordingly.

    • Suggestion: Maintain communication channels with AI researchers and safety advocates in the field.

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