Flash Mob for AI Safety

Spontaneous, synchronized flash mobs advocating for AI-driven existential threat management.

Updated June 29, 2023

Campaign Idea

AI Safety Dance: A Worldwide Series of Synchronized Flash Mobs

Campaign Description

The AI Safety Dance campaign mobilizes citizens worldwide to participate in synchronized flash mobs, performing a choreographed dance routine that symbolizes humanity’s collective effort in managing AI-driven existential threats. These flash mobs will take place in front of major international organizations, raising awareness and promoting the need for legislative and policy reforms in AI safety.

Theory for Why This Campaign Will Create Change

Through coordinated flash mobs, this campaign will generate significant media attention and foster public awareness about the importance of AI safety. By targeting international organizations, the campaign pushes for a global effort to address the issue, highlighting its significance for humanity’s future.

Sample Viral Social Media Post from the Campaign

“JOIN THE MOVEMENT! ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿค– AI Safety Dance: Worldwide Flash Mobs for a Safe AI Future - happening now at [location]! Let’s make our voices heard and protect humanity’s future! #AISafetyDance #FlashMobForAI”

Sample Press Release Announcing Campaign to Media


AI Safety Dance: A Worldwide Series of Synchronized Flash Mobs

A movement of citizens, concerned about the potential existential threats posed by artificial intelligence, launch a series of synchronized flash mobs in major cities worldwide. These flash mobs aim to raise awareness about the importance of AI safety and advocate for legislative and policy reforms within international organizations.

The campaign combines dance, unity, and spontaneity, to symbolize humanity’s collective effort in managing AI-driven threats. Organizers call on international organizations to prioritize AI safety, fostering collaboration, and creating a global framework for AI risk mitigation.

For more information, follow #AISafetyDance on social media.

Story Written in the First Person Perspective

I first had the idea for the AI Safety Dance campaign while I was at a technology conference discussing existential challenges posed by AI advancements. The more I learned, the more I realized that there was a pressing need to raise awareness among the general public.

Our first flash mob took place in front of a major international organization’s headquarters. We had meticulously planned the choreography and logistics, and the event went off without a hitch. Within days, videos of our flash mob went viral, and our message started to spread.

The AI Safety Dance campaign quickly grew, with more and more people joining the effort. Flash mobs popped up in cities all around the world, highlighting the need for international cooperation in managing AI-driven threats to our existence.

In the end, our efforts paid off โ€“ we saw policy changes and increased collaboration among international organizations. The successful AI Safety Dance campaign had mobilized the world toward a more secure AI-driven future.

How Will Opponents to This Campaign Try to Stop It

Opponents might question the seriousness of the issue, downplay the potential threats posed by AI, and criticize the use of flash mobs as a frivolous approach to a complex issue.

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

Activists should continue to emphasize the importance of AI safety and focus on the tangible benefits of policy reforms. Being open to dialogue and addressing criticisms head-on can help maintain the campaign’s credibility.

What Are the Steps Necessary to Launch the Campaign

  1. Develop a choreographed dance routine that represents AI safety and unity.
  2. Create instructional materials, such as videos or guides, that help participants learn the dance.
  3. Choose strategic locations near international organizations' buildings for maximum visibility.
  4. Organize and communicate with local activist groups that are willing to participate in the flash mobs.
  5. Use social media and online platforms to announce the campaign and recruit participants.
  6. Coordinate dates and times for flash mobs to occur simultaneously across the world.
  7. Document the events and share online to create buzz and reach a wider audience.
  8. Leverage media attention to push for policy changes and raise awareness about AI safety.

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