Occupy AI: Algorithm Justice
A grassroots campaign aimed at advocating for economic equality and resource distribution in AI era, targeting politicians.
Updated July 6, 2023
“Occupy AI: Algorithm Justice” is a socially-engaged art and campaign project targeting politicians and calling for economic equality and resource distribution in the age of artificial intelligence.
This campaign uses art installations, performances, and public demonstrations to raise awareness about the over-concentration of wealth and resources in the AI sector. By showcasing the realities of the AI industry through art, we aim to provoke and inspire politicians to push for regulation and redistribution.
THEORY FOR WHY THIS CAMPAIGN WILL CREATE CHANGE:
The campaign leverages the power of art to communicate complex issues effectively, like the impact of AI on the economy and society. By making these issues accessible and engaging, we can push politicians to prioritize just economic distribution in the AI sector.
SAMPLE VIRAL SOCIAL MEDIA POST FROM THE CAMPAIGN:
“No AI without Economic Equality. Occupy AI: Algorithm Justice is here to bring attention to the resource hoarding in the AI sector. We demand justice, equality, and fairness. Stand with us! #OccupyAI #AlgorithmJustice”
SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING CAMPAIGN TO MEDIA:
For immediate release, (date) - Occupy AI: Algorithm Justice is a new grassroots campaign advocating for economic equality and fair resource distribution in the age of artificial intelligence. The campaign is set to challenge politicians to address the critical issues of wealth concentration and resource control by AI companies.
STORY WRITTEN IN THE FIRST PERSON PERSPECTIVE DESCRIBING THE CAMPAIGN’S ORIGIN AND EVENTUAL SUCCESS:
When we started Occupy AI: Algorithm Justice, we knew we had to be bold. We set out to challenge politicians and society, to expose the grotesque inequality in the AI sector. It was tough, but our art installations and demonstrations drew attention. Politicians took notice, and slowly, policies began to change. The fight is ongoing, but we are making progress.
HOW WILL OPPONENTS TO THIS CAMPAIGN TRY TO STOP IT:
Opponents to this campaign, particularly those benefiting from the current AI economy, might try to undermine the campaign by discrediting us, calling our demonstrations disruptive or our demands unrealistic.
HOW SHOULD ACTIVISTS RESPOND TO OPPONENT’S ATTEMPTS TO STOP IT:
Activists should persist, communicating clearly the implications of AI on economic distribution and the need for regulatory frameworks. They should also strive to maintain public support by keeping the conversation in the public domain and demonstrating the importance of the issue.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS NECESSARY TO LAUNCH THE CAMPAIGN:
- Plan the campaign with an emphasis on art that represents the AI industry’s inequalities - this includes engaging artists, organizing demonstrations, etc.
- Build a social media presence to create awareness about the campaign.
- Prepare and distribute press releases to local and national media.
- Engage with politicians, present them with signatures, petitions, and encourage them to attend art installations.
- Keep the campaign active and relevant through constant discussion, art installations, and online engagement.