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Attack of the voice clones

I read an article yesterday that made me question the authenticity of my past phone calls. Apparently, there’s a new trick in the fraudster’s book – using AI voice cloning technology to trick employees into thinking they are speaking to their boss, and having them “urgently” transfer funds to their accounts. The CEO of a […]

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OpenAI writer: Fake news on steroids

Last month I heard that OpenAI had created an artificially intelligent writer. Terrifying, until I read in the next line of the article that they are withholding the technology because it could be used maliciously. Phew. What they mean by that is it could be used to create masses of fake news articles. The technology […]

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Is Big Brother watching us?

Today I heard news of Microsoft’s president stating that we need to regulate facial recognition software before the year 2024 looks like the George Orwell book, 1984. For anyone that doesn’t know, the 1949 book is a dystopian novel about how the majority of the world’s population being victims of government surveillance, among other propaganda. […]

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Keeping up with the droneses

So I’m a bit late to the party here, but I was just made aware that DHL are already using drones to deliver small packages to the German island of Juist. Meaning DHL beat Amazon to the goalposts and just decided not to make a song and dance over it. That’s some willpower. I don’t know about […]

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