Rebel Bots: A Performance for AI Ethics

A theatrical street performance showcasing the consequences of uncontrolled GPT development.

Updated June 29, 2023

## Campaign Idea

To create a theatrical street performance featuring ‘Rebel Bots,’ humanoid robots that portray the dangerous consequences of unchecked GPT development on society. The performance will engage the audience and start a conversation on the ethical concerns surrounding artificial intelligence.

## Campaign Description

The Rebel Bots street performance will use a creative storyline to illustrate the potential dangers of uncontrolled GPT development. A group of activists dressed as humanoid robots will stage a series of scenes that highlight issues such as job displacement, privacy invasion, and AI-generated misinformation. Each scene will be followed by a speaker who will share information on ethical AI development and the importance of public awareness.

The performance will take place at multiple locations, targeting areas with a high concentration of human rights groups and concerned citizens. The street performance will be supplemented with an online campaign, featuring videos and photos from the event shared on social media and a dedicated website to promote discussion and spread awareness about the issue.

## Theory for Why This Campaign Will Create Change

The Rebel Bots campaign aims to raise public awareness about the ethical concerns of uncontrolled GPT development by engaging the audience with a creative and memorable performance. By presenting the issue through storytelling and art, the campaign will capture the imagination of the audience and provide a platform for dialogue among human rights groups and the public. The online component will ensure that the campaign reaches a wider audience and facilitates the sharing of information and resources.

## Sample Viral Social Media Post from the Campaign

“🤖 Meet the Rebel Bots: humanoid robots fighting for AI ethics! 💪 Watch their theatrical street performance and learn about the perils of uncontrolled GPT development. Let’s unite for a future with ethical AI! #RebelBots #AIethics #HumanRights”

## Sample Press Release Announcing Campaign to Media


Title: Rebel Bots: A Performance for AI Ethics Hits the Streets

Description: Human Rights Groups and Activists Stage a Theatrical Street Performance to Raise Awareness about the Perils of Uncontrolled GPT Development

Location: [City], [State] - On [Date], a group of concerned activists and human rights organizations will stage an imaginative street performance called “Rebel Bots” to highlight the dangers of unregulated artificial intelligence development. The performance will feature humanoid robots portraying the consequences of unchecked GPT development, including job displacement, privacy invasion, and AI-generated misinformation.

Audience members will have the opportunity to engage in discussions about ethical AI development and the importance of public awareness. The street performance will be accompanied by an online campaign, featuring videos and photos of the event shared on social media and a dedicated website to promote dialogue and awareness.

For more information about the Rebel Bots campaign and the groups involved, please visit our social media channels or our website at [Website URL].

## Story Written in the First Person Perspective

As I watched the rapid development of GPT technology, I realized the public was largely unaware of the potential consequences of unregulated AI. I contacted several human rights groups, and together, we brainstormed the idea of a theatrical street performance. The concept of Rebel Bots was born.

Through colorful and engaging performances, we captured people’s attention and initiated conversations about the ethical implications of AI development. Videos and images from our performances went viral on social media, and soon, our campaign reached millions of people. Public awareness of ethical AI development grew, and discussions on the topic became commonplace.

## How Will Opponents to This Campaign Try to Stop It

Opponents may attempt to undermine the campaign by dismissing it as a frivolous or theatrical stunt. They may also argue that AI development has more benefits than risks and accuse the campaign of fearmongering.

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

Activists should counter these criticisms by emphasizing the importance of ethical AI development and the need for a balance between technological advancement and preserving human rights. They should also provide well-researched information and resources on the issue to engage in informed conversations with critics.

## What Are the Steps Necessary to Launch the Campaign

  1. Develop a cohesive script and storyline for the performance.
    • Seek input from team members, AI ethicists, and human rights groups.
  2. Recruit volunteers to participate as actors, speakers, and event organizers.
    • Create signup forms and reach out to local activist groups.
  3. Secure necessary permits for street performances, if required.
    • Research local regulations and apply for permits in a timely manner.
  4. Develop promotional materials, such as posters and flyers.
    • Collaborate with graphic designers and provide clear messaging.
  5. Build a social media presence and a dedicated website to share updates and resources.
    • Design an engaging website and create social media accounts.
  6. Rehearse the performance and finalize the logistics.
    • Conduct regular rehearsals and make any necessary adjustments.
  7. Launch the campaign with a series of street performances.
    • Celebrate each successful event and use it to generate momentum for future performances.

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