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Online Imposter Threat Emerging As Big Concern

So-called deepfake technology is a rising concern for businesses at risk of being conned into sharing sensitive information with a work colleague, client or manager who is actually an imposter. So reports Society For Human Resource Management.

artificial intelligence 4389372 1280The technology taps artificial intelligence software to create believable impersonations of voices, images and videos, SHRM reports.

“The use of AI to generate deepfakes is causing concern because the results are increasingly realistic, rapidly created, and cheaply made with freely available software and the ability to rent processing power through cloud computing,” says Kelley M. Sayler, an analyst in advanced technology and global security at the Congressional Research Service in Washington, D.C.

“Thus, even unskilled operators could download the requisite software tools and, using publicly available data, create increasingly convincing counterfeit content,” she adds.

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