AI Monitors: Local Lens on Advanced AI Governance

Empowering local governments to evaluate and navigate the impact of advanced AI systems

Updated June 29, 2023

Campaign Idea

Title: AI Monitors: Local Lens on Advanced AI Governance

Campaign Description

AI Monitors is a hybrid (online-offline) protest campaign aimed at empowering local governments to evaluate, understand, and navigate the impact of advanced AI systems on society. The campaign will involve hosting workshops, webinars, and interactive forums for government officials, as well as providing toolkits with practical resources to help them transition to alternative governance systems embracing advanced AI in a responsible and ethical way.

Theory for Why This Campaign Will Create Change

By raising awareness among local governments and providing them with resources, this campaign will create a ripple effect that could lead to wider support for alternative governance systems incorporating advanced AI responsibly. Local governments will be more likely to adopt such systems and advocate for their implementation on a larger scale, contributing to a broader legislative change.

Sample Viral Social Media Post from the Campaign

“Unlock the potential of advanced AI systems for social good! ๐Ÿค–๐ŸŒ Join us in empowering local governments to embrace responsible AI governance. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Learn more about our hybrid workshops and webinars here ๐Ÿ‘‰ #AIMonitors #AIEthics”

Sample Press Release Announcing Campaign to Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “AI Monitors: Local Lens on Advanced AI Governance” Campaign Launches to Empower Local Governments

[City, Date] - AI Monitors, a new hybrid campaign aimed at equipping local governments with the knowledge and resources to evaluate and navigate the impact of advanced AI systems, was launched today by activist Micah White, PhD.

The campaign will host workshops, webinars, and interactive forums designed to help government officials understand the potential benefits and risks of incorporating advanced AI into governance systems. Additionally, AI Monitors will provide practical toolkits containing essential resources for local governments interested in transitioning to alternative AI-supported systems responsibly and ethically.

AI Monitors is dedicated to facilitating a smooth transition to alternative governance systems while ensuring that the impact of advanced AI on society is considered in a thoughtful, inclusive, and responsible manner.

To learn more about AI Monitors, please visit (website).


Story Written in the First Person Perspective

As an activist, I recognized the potential dangers of advanced AI systems when applied to governance, and I knew that local governments were often overlooked when it came to regulating these technologies. I decided to create AI Monitors, a campaign aimed at empowering local authorities to make informed decisions about AI governance.

The campaign faced initial skepticism, but through perseverance and the support of a dedicated team, we managed to establish a series of successful workshops and webinars. Local governments across the country began to use the resources and toolkits we provided, leading to a noticeable shift in the way advanced AI systems were implemented at the local level.

We were proud to witness the ripple effect our campaign had on a national scale, as more and more governance systems began to integrate advanced AI responsibly and ethically. AI Monitors stood as a testament to the power of education, collaboration, and activism in making a difference in the world.

How Will Opponents to This Campaign Try to Stop It

Opponents may argue that the campaign is unnecessary, claiming that existing regulations are sufficient, or that local governments do not possess the expertise to make informed decisions about advanced AI systems.

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

Activists should emphasize the importance of local governments' understanding and involvement in AI governance, highlight the potential dangers of the misuse of advanced AI systems, and reiterate the need for proactive measures to ensure responsible and ethical AI adoption.

What Are the Steps Necessary to Launch the Campaign

  1. Assemble a team of experts and activists with diverse backgrounds in AI governance and policy.
    • Seek collaborations with other organizations or experts in the field.
  2. Develop educational materials, resources, and toolkits for local governments.
    • Ensure the content is accessible, informative, and actionable.
  3. Create an engaging online presence (website and social media) to promote the campaign.
    • Use social media to connect with interested individuals and organizations.
  4. Organize initial workshops, webinars, and interactive forums for local government officials.
    • Tailor sessions to the specific needs of each local government and audience.
  5. Establish and maintain relationships with local governments who participate in the campaign.
    • Offer ongoing support and resources as they transition to alternative governance systems.
  6. Continue refining and expanding the campaign’s resources and outreach to maximize its impact.
    • Seek regular feedback from participants to improve the campaign’s effectiveness.

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