PRC scammer uses AI to steal millionsDEEPFAKE: Using AI to change their face and voice, a fraudster convinced a businessman that they were his friend and needed 4.3 million yuan for a public tenderAFP, BEIJINGA scammer in China used artificial intelligence (AI) to pose as a businessman’s trusted friend and convince him to hand over millions of yuan, authorities have said. The victim, surnamed Guo, received a video call last month from a person who looked and sounded like a close friend. The scammer was “masquerading as [Guo’s] good friend and perpetrating fraud,” the article said. The potential pitfalls of AI have received heightened attention since OpenAI in November launched ChatGPT, a chatbot that mimics human speech. The potential pitfalls of groundbreaking AI technology have received heightened attention since US-based OpenAI in November last year launched ChatGPT, a chatbot that mimics human speech.
Source: Taipei Times May 24, 2023 21:41 UTC