Halt the GPT: A Dramatic Call for Conscious AI

A street-theater-style performance that highlights the potential perils of uncontrolled GPT development, targeting the entertainment industry.

Updated June 29, 2023

Campaign Idea

Halt the GPT: A Dramatic Call for Conscious AI

Campaign Description

In this street-theater-style performance, activists will impersonate both humans and artificially intelligent beings, representing GPT-style AI, who are discussing the potential dangers of unregulated technology. Actors will portray a society that has been taken over by non-conscious AI and the effect it has on creativity, conversation, and free will. The performance will be held in front of entertainment industry centers, garnering attention from influential individuals and the public.

Theory for Why This Campaign Will Create Change

By targeting the entertainment industry, which plays a significant role in shaping society’s values and creating lasting change, we can influence decision-makers and creatives to consider the potential consequences of unchecked GPT development. By using an unorthodox, provoking, and visually engaging street theater style, we aim to raise awareness and inspire conversations about the need for ethical regulations and the establishment of new social norms.

Sample Viral Social Media Post from the Campaign

“🎭 AI is taking over the streets! Join us today at the heart of entertainment and witness a powerful live performance that will make you question the future of AI in our society. Stand up for Conscious AI! #HaltTheGPT #Performance #AIRevolution”

Sample Press Release Announcing Campaign to Media


Anarcho-Communist activists plan a thought-provoking street performance to challenge the entertainment industry’s reliance on unregulated GPT development. Titled “Halt the GPT: A Dramatic Call for Conscious AI,” the street theater will showcase a dystopian society, illustrating the potential consequences of uncontrolled AI development on human creativity and free will. The performance, which will take place in front of key entertainment venues, seeks to foster ethical discussions around AI, encourage the establishment of new social norms, and advocate for the vital role of conscious AI.

Story Written in the First Person Perspective

I was walking through the city when I stumbled upon a group of actors portraying an unnerving society that had been taken over by non-conscious AI. The gripping performance was set in front of a famous entertainment center, catching the attention of influential figures in the industry. People were captivated by the thought-provoking messages and the intense, creative storytelling.

The performance eventually went viral, and in a matter of days, the campaign triggered a wave of ethical discussions surrounding AI and GPT development. The entertainment industry began to reconsider the use of unregulated AI in its productions, leading to the formation of new social norms surrounding technological advancements.

How Will Opponents to This Campaign Try to Stop It

Opponents may dismiss the performance as alarmist, argue that AI technology is overall beneficial, or spread misinformation to undermine the campaign’s message. They might also attempt to limit the group’s ability to perform or blockade access to key entertainment venues.

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

Activists should emphasize the need for conscious and ethical AI technology rather than dismiss it altogether. They should also maintain a peaceful, non-violent approach and engage in open dialogue with opponents. If faced with physical barriers, they can adapt their performances to public spaces nearby or leveraging social media to disseminate their message.

What Are the Steps Necessary to Launch the Campaign

  1. Assemble a team of committed activists and performers.
    • Seek out local anarcho-communist groups or socially conscious performers and invite them to collaborate.
  2. Develop a script and rehearse the street-theater-style performance.
    • Work collectively to create an engaging and informative storyline that includes elements of humor, drama, and emotional appeal.
  3. Scout appropriate locations in front of key entertainment venues.
    • Investigate city ordinances and potential legal implications to ensure the performance can take place without legal repercussions.
  4. Promote the campaign on social media platforms.
    • Create engaging content to promote the event and reach a wider audience.
  5. Execute the street performance.
    • Perform the piece at the chosen locations, engage with the audience, and encourage conversations about GPT development and the importance of ethical AI.

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