a con man in China used artificial intelligence for modify their appearance and impersonate a businessman’s friendwho got steal more than $600,000the authorities reported.
The victim, of whom only the last name, Guo, was published, explained that received a video call in April from someone whose face and voice closely resembled those of a person close to him. But that person was actually a con man who used “a technology of artificial intelligence to change your faceaccording to an article published by a media outlet linked to the Fuzhou authorities (east).
The fraudster claimed as a pretext that another friend urgently needed money to pay a security deposit for a tender. That was how he managed to convince Guo to transfer $610,000 from his company bank account.
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“During the video call, I was convinced that I had recognized the face and voice of the person who was calling me, so I did not distrust”, declared the businessman, quoted in the article.
After making the payment, Guo sent a message to the friend whose identity had been stolen. And given his incomprehension, since he was not aware of anything, the businessman realized the mistake and quickly called the police. Police ordered the bank not to carry out the transfer and Guo was able to recover $482,000, according to the text.
The perpetrators of the thymus were not identified. The use of artificial intelligence, sometimes for malicious purposes, has raised distrust in the worldespecially after the American company OpenAI launched in November ChatGPT, a conversational robot that can imitate the human voice.
This interface is not accessible in China, but ChatGPT is a hot topic on social media, and Chinese tech giants are doing their best to create similar devices. (YO)