🌍 #PauseAI Protests Recap
On 21 October 2023, voices around the world united in the International #PauseAI Protests, advocating for AI safety. Missed the action? Catch the highlights, stirring speeches, and global solidarity on our LinkedIn page.
The next PauseAI protest is on Wednesday, 1 November at Bletchley Park (where the summit will be held):
🌟 AI safety awareness spreads across London!
We are running a small-scale billboard campaign in London ahead of the summit, asking for a pause on AI scaling.
Control AI are doing bigger campaigning in London:
📊 Recent Research Insights
A poll by Control AI and YouGov highlighted growing public support in the UK for strict regulations on AI development. 74% believe preventing AI from exceeding human capabilities is crucial, and 60% endorse a global ban on AI smarter than humans. This challenges the current AI Safety Summit’s direction. Control AI advocates for setting strict AI scaling limits and establishing an international safety-focused organization.
Separately, we conducted AI perception check in Taiwan (available to paid subscribers):
🚫 Meta HQ Protest
AI safety advocate Holly Elmore led a vital protest on September 29, 2023, challenging the proliferation of AI model weights at Meta's HQ. Experience the passion and determination firsthand through our LinkedIn post. Join the movement for an ethical AI future. 🌐
Holly Elmore and advocates in Meta HQ Protest, on September 29, 2023
📃 Policy updates
On the policy front, we have made the following submissions:
- Submission to the Portfolio Committee No. 1 - Premier and Finance's Inquiry into Artificial Intelligence (AI) in NSW
- Submission to the Notice of Inquiry on Copyright and Artificial Intelligence, by the US Copyright Office
- Submission to the High-level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence’s Call for Papers on Global AI Governance, by the Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology
Now, we are working on updating our main campaign policy document.
Do you know of other inquiries? Please let us know. You may respond to this email if you want to contribute to the upcoming consultation papers.
📜 Petition updates
🇬🇧 For our supporters in the UK, there's an ongoing petition led by Greg Colbourn. This petition urges the global community to consider a worldwide moratorium on AI technology development due to human extinction risks. As of now, the petition has garnered 48 signatures in support of this crucial cause.
Last week, we had received attention from Dr. Nirit Weiss-Blatt who made an "exposé" by cherry-picking screenshots from the campaign website for a contrived narrative about us. But thanks to her more people know about our work, even if ill-informed.