What would you do if you picked up the phone and heard the voice of a relative begging you for help while kidnappers held them ransom? As artificial intelligence (AI) technology becomes more sophisticated, more people around the world are falling prey to such scams. In the United States alone, $2.6bn was lost in imposter schemes last year. As AI technology continues to develop, experts warn such scams are getting easier to produce. So what can be done to stop them?
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- Wasim Khaled, (@wasimkhal) CEO and co-founder, Blackbird.AI
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