AI Security Forums: Informing the Masses

A series of educational teach-ins targeting media outlets to raise awareness on AI existential threats and encourage responsible reporting.

Updated June 29, 2023

Campaign Idea

AI Security Forums - a series of informative teach-ins, targeting and collaborating with media outlets to raise awareness on the potential existential threats of AI technology and promote responsible reporting.

Campaign Description

The campaign consists of a series of teach-ins targeting media outlets, designed to educate journalists, editors, and media executives on the existential threats posed by AI technology. Teach-ins will cover topics such as AI safety, ethical considerations, and long-term impact on society. By focusing on media outlets, the campaign will leverage their widespread reach to educate the public and contribute to a societal shift toward a more cautious and responsible approach to AI development and usage.

Theory for Why This Campaign Will Create Change

By engaging with media outlets through teach-ins, the campaign aims to influence the way AI technology is covered in the news. This will, in turn, raise public awareness and understanding of the associated risks and potential consequences. With a well-informed public, pressure will mount on tech companies and policymakers to address the ethical, safety, and regulatory aspects of AI technology.

Sample Viral Social Media Post from the Campaign

Did you know unchecked AI development could lead to existential threats? Join us in our AI Security Forums to ensure #ResponsibleAI reporting in media! Let’s shift the way we perceive and manage AI! 🤖⚠️ #AISecurityForums #SafeguardOurFuture

Sample Press Release Announcing Campaign to Media


AI Security Forums Launches Teach-in Campaign for Media Outlets to Address Existential Threats

[City], [Date] - Today marks the launch of AI Security Forums, a series of educational teach-ins aimed at promoting responsible reporting of AI-driven existential threats in media outlets. The campaign seeks to partner with journalists, editors, and media executives to ensure accurate and balanced coverage of the potential risks and ethical considerations associated with AI technology. By raising public awareness of these issues, AI Security Forums hopes to inspire a societal shift toward a more cautious and responsible approach to AI development.

Story Written in the First Person Perspective

It all started when I watched a news segment on the latest AI breakthrough. The intricate details about how this powerful machine could revolutionize our future left me in awe. But as the segment continued, something bothered me. There was no mention of the potential risks, ethical concerns, or possible misuse.

I realized that the media’s role in shaping our understanding of AI needed to change. That’s when the idea for AI Security Forums was born. We began by partnering with a local news organization, offering our first teach-in on AI safety and ethics. To our delight, journalists and editors responded positively. Soon after, we expanded our efforts nationally.

Over time, media coverage of AI shifted. Reporting became more balanced, and a wider range of viewpoints were represented. As our voices grew louder, tech companies and policymakers finally began to address the long-ignored ethical and safety concerns surrounding AI. I am proud to say that our campaign indeed paved the way for a more responsible AI-driven future.

How Will Opponents to This Campaign Try to Stop It

Opponents may argue that the campaign overstates the risks associated with AI development and may attempt to discredit the information provided during teach-ins. They may also claim that the campaign stifles innovation and slows down technological progress.

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

Activists should respond by emphasizing the importance of a responsible and balanced approach to AI development. They should highlight that recognizing potential risks and ethical concerns will not hinder innovation but rather inform better decision-making to ensure a safer future for all.

What Are the Steps Necessary to Launch the Campaign

  1. Research AI existential threats and ethical concerns, and create an informative and engaging teach-in curriculum.
  2. Identify target media outlets and reach out to them with invitations to participate in the teach-ins.
  3. Secure a venue and set dates for the teach-ins.
  4. Develop promotional materials, such as a press release, social media posts, and informational flyers to announce the campaign and invite participants.
  5. Host teach-ins and evaluate their success, adjusting the approach if necessary, and expanding the campaign to other geographic regions based on demand.
  6. Continuously engage with media participants, track changes in AI reporting, and further refine the campaign’s message and strategies.

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