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CEO voice deepfake blamed for scam that stole $243,000

September 4, 2019

So-called artificial intelligence apps like Zao had been stirring up controversy with their potential abusive use to beat facial recognition systems.

The Chinese deepfake video app proved itself to be widely popular as users had fun transplanting their digital faces onto footage from movies and popular TV shows such as “Game of Thrones.”

But deepfake video isn’t the only area raising concerns. The ability to make convincing deepfake audio, mimicking the voice of real people, is also ringing alarm bells due to its potential for abuse by criminals and scammers.

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