In an era where the activities of cybercriminals are for the most part already automated, The New York Times looks at a plausible near-future in which AI is used for criminal activities, (not just good ones) simply by piggybacking on new tech developments.
Imagine receiving a phone call from your aging mother seeking your help because she has forgotten her banking password.
Except it’s not your mother. The voice on the other end of the phone call just sounds deceptively like her.
It is actually a computer-synthesized voice, a tour-de-force of artificial intelligence technology that has been crafted to make it possible for someone to masquerade via the telephone.
Such a situation is still science fiction — but just barely. It is also the future of crime.
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