The artificial intelligence It has come to change our lives and to improve them in many ways. But also to complicate them in some case. For example: today it is already possible impersonate someone in a live video call. Thus they have defrauded a person almost 600,000 dollars. Using technology onlydeepfake‘. The scammer put on the face and voice of a friend of yours to ask for money. He went on a video call and thanks to artificial intelligence. And the plan worked for him.
To achieve this, you only need a computer, with a good graphics card, time and an Internet connection. In fact, with a simple web search on how to do a ‘deepfake’ in real time, videos appear in which a youtuber with a simple computer program becomes direct in Tom Cruise Or Jim Carrey.
Not all programs have the same quality. The simpler ones are easier to uncover. But there are very sophisticated ones and both work the same. They analyze our features and those of the person to be cloned and they do it in real time. This technology does not only work with the faces of celebrities. It’s almost as easy to do it with the face of an anonymous person.
The image can be cloned quite easily, but one element is missing: the voice. And you can too. In this case, they are also voices previously registered in the program, but just as it is possible to clone the image of an anonymous person with only a few photos, it can be done with the voice using, for example, a video from Instagram or TikTok. It’s almost impossible to get out of them doing this to us.
Apps and programs that accomplish this are legal. But legality depends on usage let it be done If they are used to commit a crime, you would be doing something illegal. They tell it on Chinese television news. CCCTV echoes a man who has been scammed by video call by cloning his wife who had a cooking channel on a social network. That’s where they got image and voice. And he has also been used to scam an e-commerce, cloning famous streamers and using his image to sell products. In all these cases, there is a crime, but the debate on the need to regulate artificial intelligence arises again.