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As you may already know, artificial intelligence is a hot topic. It is something we will be heavily relying on in the future and has had a massive breakthrough recently.
There have been many reports where people have been using AI for their jobs and even some students have also been using it for their work. However, there are many risks with AI which has caused many companies to put AI on hold. It isn’t just the business sector that is affected by AI either. People are now getting scammed by scammers using AI. Let’s take a look at four common AI scams on the rise.
One of the most talked about AI scams is deep fakes. This is where audio and video content is created using AI. However, these videos usually impersonate a public figure to make you think it is believable. These AI scams are also capable of impersonating friends and family.
Martin Lewis was a recent public figure who has been impersonated by AI. The video footage used is easy to fall for as well because they look exactly like Martin Lewis. If you see any video footage of a celebrity and think it is too good to be true then it likely is.
One of the most common online scams on the internet is phishing emails. Now, with artificial intelligence, there are ChatGPT phishing emails. This new scam is capable of using the same language as governing bodies and other important companies. Plus, they are less likely to make a spelling mistake in the email.
Although ChatGPT has some functions built in to reduce these scams. Scammers are still capable of bypassing the security of ChatGPT so they can use it for emails.
Another common AI scam that is on the rise is voice cloning. The AI used is capable of replicating someone’s voice, which is how it has been used in many video and phone calls. For example, a mother in America received a phone call from what seemed to be her daughter asking for money, however, it wasn’t.
You may be surprised that AI is capable of doing this, however, according to Mcafee. AI only needs to record three seconds of someone’s voice before they can clone it.
There is no doubt that artificial intelligence is clever and can benefit us in many ways. However, it can also be misused in many ways as well. AI scams are on the rise and they can clone our voices or impersonate people who will follow us online. We now live in a world where you cannot trust anything you see online, even if it is online or video content. You never know what it could be. It could be someone impersonating a family member or someone trying to use a celebrity face to get you to fall for a forex scam. There are many different things that you can fall for so be careful when you are online.