Internet 2.0 Conference Discusses Legit Concerns Around Misinformation Scams And The Role Of AI
One of the Internet 2.0 Conference's panel discussions, hosted in the USA, discussed misinformation scams in today's digital era being further spread via the use of AI and possible solutions to prevent this concerning trend.
By: Internet 2.0 Conference
Keeping this in mind, panelists at the Internet 2.0 Conference on December 19-21, 2022, at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA, reviewed the impact of AI-facilitated misinformation scams and fraud on individuals, organizations, and society as a whole. Shifting discussions over to the prevalent AI scams, one of the panelists on stage highlighted deepfake AI scams involving the use of sophisticated AI algorithms to manipulate legit images, videos, and audio recordings, creating fake media that appears to be real.
So far, deepfake scams have created fake videos or audio recordings of celebrities or politicians to promote a particular agenda or harm someone's reputation. Sometimes, deep fakes can also be used to impersonate individuals, such as a CEO or government official, and manipulate others into divulging sensitive information or making fraudulent transactions.
Chatbots have become an increasingly popular tool for spreading misinformation and propaganda online. With advancements in AI technology, scammers and fraudsters can now use chatbots to impersonate individuals or organizations, spread false information, sow discord, and manipulate public opinion.
According to panelists at Internet 2.0 Conference, they can be incredibly effective at spreading false information and manipulating public opinion, especially when used in large numbers.
Chatbots are also used to spread false information about products or services, promote scams, or manipulate stock prices. For example, a scammer might create a chatbot that impersonates a customer service representative for a legitimate company and use it to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting individuals.
It is important to take a multi-faceted approach to effectively prevent the spread of AI-facilitated misinformation. One key aspect of prevention is educating the public. This can involve teaching individuals how to be more discerning when consuming media, helping them understand the risks associated with deep fakes and other forms of AI-facilitated misinformation, and providing them with tools and resources to help them identify and avoid false information.
Internet 2.0 Conference, a global internet conference, is doing its part in ensuring public awareness regarding AI developments, especially the implications of scams and fraud being facilitated by this technology. For more information, visit www.internet2conf.com