Audio deepfake scams: Criminals are using AI to sound like family and people are falling for it

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Imagine you receive a phone call from a family member. They sound distressed and beg you to send them money. In the end, you find out you’ve been scammed. The call you received was never them but a fake voice created using artificial intelligence (AI). This isn’t the plot of a science-fiction novel. In fact, for thousands of people, it’s very much a reality. OpenAI says 80% of workers could see their jobs impacted by AI. These are the jobs most affectedThis new technology is called an audio deepfake (a portmanteau of “deep learning” and “fake”). With just a few euros to spare, you can pay a nu…

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