AI Vigilance: Safeguarding Humanity’s Future

Educate and empower educational institutions to counter AI existential threats.

Updated June 29, 2023

Campaign Idea

AI Vigilance: Safeguarding Humanity’s Future

Campaign Description

AI Vigilance is a series of teach-ins designed to inform and engage educational institutions about the potential existential threats posed by artificial intelligence. The goal is to create a collective effort to responsibly research and develop AI technologies while preparing institutions and society for its implications. The AI Vigilance campaign will focus on empowering students, educators, and policymakers with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about the future of AI.

Theory for Why This Campaign Will Create Change

By targeting educational institutions, AI Vigilance aims to create a transformative change from the grassroots level. By educating and raising awareness of the potential risks associated with AI technologies, educational institutions will be more likely to adopt responsible practices and support policies that encourage safe AI development. As future leaders and decision-makers, students who participate in the campaign will be better equipped to address AI existential risks in their professional lives.

Sample Viral Social Media Post from the Campaign

“Are we prepared for the AI revolution? Join the AI Vigilance movement and learn how we can protect our future from existential AI threats. #AIVigilance #SafeguardingHumanity”

Sample Press Release Announcing Campaign to Media

For Immediate Release: AI Vigilance Campaign Set to Educate Educational Institutions About Existential Risk of Artificial Intelligence

The AI Vigilance Campaign, a new grassroots movement, aims to bring teach-ins around the country to educate educational institutions on the potential existential risks posed by artificial intelligence. The campaign, organized by Dr. Micah White, intends to create a transformative change in the way educational institutions approach AI research and development by providing knowledge and resources that empower individuals to make informed decisions about the future of AI.

Story Written in the First Person Perspective

I vividly remember the day AI Vigilance was born. As I learned more about artificial intelligence, I felt a deep sense of responsibility to protect humanity from the potential existential threats posed by AI. That’s when I decided to launch the AI Vigilance campaign.

The campaign started small, with local teach-ins at nearby universities. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and the movement quickly gained momentum. Soon, institutions all over the country were requesting AI Vigilance teach-ins.

With the support of dedicated activists and educators, AI Vigilance transformed the way educational institutions approached AI research and development. Students and faculty alike began advocating for responsible AI practices and supporting policies that ensured humanity’s future was protected.

How Will Opponents to This Campaign Try to Stop It

Opponents of the campaign may attempt to discredit the idea of AI existential risks, argue that it stifles innovation, or claim that the campaign perpetuates fear-mongering. They may also try to lobby educational institutions to prevent the teach-ins from taking place.


Activists should rely on factual evidence and reputable research to counter opponents’ claims. They should emphasize the importance of responsible AI development and stress that the campaign is about safeguarding humanity’s future, not preventing technological progress. Collaborating with experts and forming alliances with like-minded organizations can also help bolster the campaign’s credibility and effectiveness.

What Are the Steps Necessary to Launch the Campaign

  1. Develop the teach-in curriculum: Gather information and resources on AI existential risks, responsible development practices, and policy suggestions. Consult AI experts as needed.

  2. Identify target educational institutions: Research and select a diverse range of institutions that may be receptive to the campaign.

  3. Recruit local activists and volunteer educators: Reach out to networks of activists and educators to build a skilled team for delivering the teach-ins.

  4. Train activists and educators: Provide training sessions to ensure instructors are well-equipped to deliver the teach-in content effectively.

  5. Connect with target institutions and schedule teach-ins: Collaborate with student organizations, faculty, and administrators to organize events.

  6. Advertise and promote teach-ins: Utilize social media, local media, and campus channels to raise awareness of upcoming events.

  7. Conduct teach-ins and gather feedback: After each event, collect feedback from participants for continuous improvement.

  8. Monitor the impact and adapt the campaign as needed: Track the campaign’s influence on institutions' policies and practices and adjust strategies accordingly.

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