AI Overlords: Resistance Academy

Educational campaign to encourage corporate responsibility with advanced AI technologies.

Updated June 29, 2023

Campaign Idea

“AI Overlords: Resistance Academy” is a series of educational teach-ins designed to inform and inspire corporations and businesses about the ethical development of artificial intelligence (AI), and the potential consequences of pushing AI technologies to the limit without considering the negative impact on humanity.

Campaign Description

The AI Overlords: Resistance Academy campaign will be hosted as a series of local events coordinated and led by passionate volunteers. These teach-ins will provide insights on the history, development, and potential consequences of unchecked AI advancement. The campaign aims to create a sense of urgency for businesses and corporations to take ethical AI development into their own hands and initiate institutional and structural transformations, prioritizing human safety and wellbeing.

Theory for Why This Campaign Will Create Change

The campaign offers a unique approach by using an authoritarian perspective to emphasize the importance of corporate responsibility in AI development. By educating and empowering businesses to better understand the potential consequences of AI breakthroughs, they will be motivated to adopt ethical practices and contribute to the effort against turning AI into a potential threat to humanity.

Sample Viral Social Media Post from the Campaign

“🤖 AI fears? Join the AI Overlords: Resistance Academy Teach-ins and learn how to save humanity from the potential apocalypse. Let’s lead the revolution against the AI threat! Share your support using #AIResistance 💪”

Sample Press Release Announcing Campaign to Media

For Immediate Release

AI Overlords: Resistance Academy Launches Educational Campaign to Stop AI’s Threat to Humanity

[City], [State] – Aiming to halt the growing risk of artificial intelligence (AI) surpassing human control, the AI Overlords: Resistance Academy campaign launches a series of teach-ins targeted at corporations and businesses. These educational events, organized by Dr. Micah White, will inform business leaders about the ethical development and management of AI technologies, encouraging them to initiate the necessary institutional and structural transformations to promote human safety.

Story Written in the First Person Perspective

It started with a sense of urgency, a growing concern about the risks associated with advanced AI development. Corporations and businesses seemed blissfully unaware of the potential apocalypse lurking in their cutting-edge technologies. I knew it was time to act, to create meaningful change.

And so, AI Overlords: Resistance Academy was born.

The teach-ins began, and the response was astounding. From small businesses to multinational corporations, leaders flocked to our events. As they listened intently, I could see the transformation happening before my eyes: realizations, understandings, and a renewed commitment to ethical AI development for the sake of humanity’s future.

How Will Opponents to This Campaign Try to Stop It

Opponents may attempt to discredit the campaign by labeling it as fearmongering or hyperbolic. They may also argue that the highly-regulated AI industry is already taking necessary precautions to ensure the ethical development and implementation of AI technologies.

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

Activists should focus on the importance of constant vigilance and the need for open dialogue regarding AI ethics. They should emphasize the benefits of continued education and the potential consequences of complacency, while acknowledging the efforts already made within the AI industry.

What Are the Steps Necessary to Launch the Campaign

  1. Develop the teach-in curriculum: Research and develop comprehensive educational materials that address AI ethics, history, and potential consequences. Suggest: Seek input from AI experts and ethicists to ensure accuracy.

  2. Recruit and train volunteers: Find motivated individuals to coordinate and conduct the teach-ins. Suggest: Host recruitment events and provide training materials to ensure consistent messaging.

  3. Promote the campaign: Generate interest and awareness through social media, press releases, and media interviews. Suggest: Create a toolkit of promotional materials, including sample posts and images, for volunteers and supporters to use.

  4. Organize teach-in events: Schedule and host teach-ins at various locations, targeting corporations and businesses. Suggest: Offer both in-person and virtual options to accommodate a wider audience.

  5. Evaluate and adapt: Solicit feedback from teach-in participants and adjust the campaign as needed to maximize impact. Suggest: Develop a feedback form and a system for tracking and analyzing the data collected.

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