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Meet Anny Faice - The new Social AI-Activist for Statelessness

  • 11 July 2023
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Meet Anny Faice - The new Social AI-Activist for Statelessness
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Dear Community, 

We are happy to introduce to you a new “member” of our community - and by that we mean the overall community of actors that is working relentlessly to combat statelessness. 

 

This is Anny Faice (@AnnyFaice), a digital character created with the help of artificial intelligence  

 

Anny Faice - Our new Social AI-Activist

Together with Cosmonaut & Kings, a Berlin based agency, we have developed Anny Faice, an AI-Activist that aims to raise awareness on the issue of statelessness. 

In the Twitter Bio Anny explains: 

I'm Anny, an AI activist for equal rights for stateless people. Let's break down barriers and build a world where everyone belongs.

 

You can follow and join Anny’s journey here on Twitter. For you to get more familiar with Anny right from the start, we want to address what we think might be the most pressing questions upfront. Therefore this article is an initial summary of FAQs referring to the initiation and implementation of Anny Faice. 

 

One more note, for those of you who would like to engage with Anny Faice: We plan to host an Online-Event to answer questions and discuss ways of engaging with Anny Faice. If you are interested in being part of this event please fill out this very short surveyThat being said - let the FAQs begin in 3, 2, 1...

 

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs about Anny Faice

 

Why does Anny Faice exist?

Anny Faice exists to increase awareness and visibility for statelessness.

Anny’s goal is to draw attention to the issue of statelessness, the experiences of stateless individuals and to bring light to the incredible work that is done by actors in the sector. Furthermore, Anny Faice will create awareness for the political change and transformation that is needed to improve the rights of stateless persons. 

 

Why would we need a Social AI-Activist for this? 

In today's world of highly frequented communication and information overload it is becoming increasingly hard to cut through the noise and create visibility for traditionally overlooked issues like statelessness.

On the other hand, visibility is urgently needed to make the public and politicians aware of the necessity for change. As a small organisation with limited capacity, communication and media outreach has become an increasing challenge for Statefree. Hence, the AI-generated nature of Anny Face supports content creation and communication for Statefree and simultaneously represents a chance to use Artificial Intelligence for positive social change. 

 

What exactly is the meaning of the term “AI-Activist”? 

The description of Anny Faice as an AI-Activist refers to the fact that Anny Faice was created as a digital character and activist which operates on the basis of Artificial Intelligence - in short “AI”. 

This means that Anny’s appearance as well as the text-based communication is generated through AI. But this does not mean that Anny Faice operates without human monitoring and safety measures such as “human approval” of data and statements.

In short: Anny Faice is not a real person but an artificially generated activist for digital communication. 

 

How or from where does Anny Faice generate the information on statelessness?

Anny Faice - the AI-generated activist - works with a specifically created owned database. This database was co-created by Statefree in collaboration with stateless community members. The data has been validated by Statefree and can be updated and altered at any time. The current information and resources include publicly available content from trusted sources such as the Statefree Community blog, publicly published academic papers, publications from the European Network, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and other actors. 

Outlook: Statefree is currently working on a format and process that enables stronger participation in the development of the database and therefore allows more Community members (organisations and individuals) to contribute to the database. 

 

Who is “Cosmonaut & Kings”? 

Cosmonauts & Kings (C&K) is an agency for political communication & consulting - digital by default. C&K specialises in communicating political and social concerns for politics (public), business (private) and  society (civic) in an effective and relevant way and does this where opinions are formed - in the digital public sphere. It is the only agency on the German market that works for clients from the entire public arena, i.e. the private, public and civic sectors. Its core services include consulting as well as the development and implementation of strategies and campaigns.

 

Why did Cosmonaut & Kings and Statefree decide to collaborate on this? 

The current AI debate focuses primarily on economic aspects or secondarily on societal implications. There is little interest in the meaningful, beneficial use of AI in the political context. Instead, mainly negative use cases such as disinformation campaigns have been discussed. While it is not in our interest to neglect the very important, critical debate about artificial intelligence, we have decided to proactively work on a positive use case. This means that Cosmonaut & Kings and Statefree want to counter this narrative by providing best case examples in which Artificial intelligence is able to support and scale positive impact - in this case for social good. The presence of Anny Faice on Twitter is the first attempt for this. 

 

What technology is behind the AI Activist?

Anny Faice is powered by GPT-3.5-Turbo, the powerful technology behind OpenAI's popular chatbot ChatGPT. Context is augmented with relevant documents,and the model is able to use memory to answer follow-up questions. In addition to context, the model is instructed to answer questions and create content that conforms to certain standards for language and values.

 

How can I and/or my organisation engage with Anny Faice? 

For now, Anny Faice will be only active on Twitter. On this platform Anny Faice will post information but will also interact with other relevant stakeholders. If you are interested in Anny Faice also interacting with your account: Please share your Twitter handle in the comments section of this blog post. 

Furthermore, as mentioned above: We plan to host an Online-Event to answer questions and discuss ways of engaging with Anny Faice. If you are interested in being part of this event please fill out this very short survey

 

You have more questions? 

That’s great! This is only an initial summary of FAQs we are looking forward to increasing the list of relevant questions. Please feel encouraged to either post questions in the comment section or reach out to us on tech@statefree.world. 

 

Many thanks & all the best, 

Christiana & the Statefree Team 

 


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Such exciting news! I am looking forward to @AnnyFaice joining the journey to fight for stateless peoples' rights!

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