A sobering post on CSO website outlining the looming dangers of ‘Deepfakes’. The concept of deepfakes, in simple terms, is about using contemporary artificial intelligence or machine learning techniques to construct fake images or sensory characteristics such as audio, video or even fingerprints to spoof someone’s (or some entity’s) identity in order commit fraud or sabotage some authorisation process.
A troubling example is given in this article in CSO about Patrick Hillman, chief communications officer of blockchain ecosystem Binance. Patrick’s digital persona was sabotaged by some scammers, who used Deepfake techniques to construct a fake audio and video of him, and engaged live in a Zoom conference call with potential investors in an attempt to defraud them.
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