The invasion of the virtual bodysnatchers

The invasion of the virtual bodysnatchers
Artist Bill Posters posted a deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg boasting how the platform "owns" its users. (Image: Facebook)
Ben Moore
Deepfake technology has rapidly evolved in the last few years, allowing for ever more convincing artificial humans in digital media, including the fakes of real people’s faces and voices that are doing the rounds online.In a high-profile case in 2019, a chief executive in the UK was convinced by an artificial intelligence (AI) generated voice impersonation of the CEO of the business’ German parent company to transfer hundreds of thousands of dollars to a scammer.This new kind of phishing may be a concern, but the real-world conseque...

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