Digital Dawn: A Grassroots Cyberspace Campaign
Harnessing the power of online platforms to educate local governments about artificial intelligence and its impacts.
Updated July 6, 2023
This campaign, named “Digital Dawn,” will leverage the ubiquity of digital platforms to foster an informed debate within local governments about the implications of artificial intelligence (AI). This campaign aims to disturb the complacency often found at the local government level regarding AI and its broad societal impacts.
Digital Dawn is a digital activism campaign designed to educate local governments about the impacts of AI. The campaign will use online platforms like social media, emails, and online petitions to reach out to these individuals, providing them with the latest research on AI. Furthermore, it encourages public involvement through informative webinars, an interactive website, and a series of online forums.
THEORY FOR WHY THIS CAMPAIGN WILL CREATE CHANGE
Current discussions about AI are dominated by voices from tech companies and nationally-elected figures. By focusing on local governments, Digital Dawn will introduce new perspectives into the narrative and advocate for the devolution of decision-making powers related to AI policy.
SAMPLE VIRAL SOCIAL MEDIA POST FROM THE CAMPAIGN
“Join us in shedding light on the dawn of AI. Get involved, petition your local councillors and make AI a local issue too. Let’s shape the future of AI together! 💡#DigitalDawn #AI #LocalGovernments”
PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING CAMPAIGN TO MEDIA
“Digital Dawn: A Revolutionary Campaign to Illuminate the Public’s Understanding of Artificial Intelligence. Local involvement is critical in the decisions regarding AI policy. Join us to spark conversations and shape the future.”
CREATIVE STORY WRITTEN IN THE FIRST-PERSON PERSPECTIVE DESCRIBING THE CAMPAIGN’S ORIGIN AND EVENTUAL SUCCESS
I stood on the precipice of a digital dawn, the emergence of AI echoing the burst of a new day. The journey was not easy, but as the dawn became day, our campaign had successfully started a new conversation in local governments about the impacts of AI.
HOW WILL OPPONENTS TO THIS CAMPAIGN TRY TO STOP IT
Opponents might try to undermine the campaign’s credibility, downplay the impact of AI on society, or use smear campaigns to tarnish our reputation.
HOW SHOULD ACTIVISTS RESPOND TO OPPONENT’S ATTEMPTS TO STOP IT
Activists should respond by sticking to our campaign’s core mission: providing factual and up-to-date information about AI. They should counteract misinformation with facts and promote open dialogue.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS NECESSARY TO LAUNCH THE CAMPAIGN
- Set up a campaign website to serve as the central information hub.
- Establish a presence on social media platforms.
- Develop and distribute educational materials.
- Organize webinars and online forums.
- Launch the campaign and continuously track its progress and impact.
This campaign is financially feasible, time-bound, and ideologically balanced. It is a centrist campaign that avoids polarising politics and instead focuses on the unity of purpose.