AI Deep Fakes and Creativity Theft Pollute the Internet and Rob Creators
Canadian Prepper Warns his Followers that AI is using him to Rob them
While the AI news headlines have calmed down from the slew of concerns I published in what became a very popular article yesterday, a few headlines still popped up on my radar screen today. One is by Canadian Prepper, telling his followers that AI is generating fundraising scams using his images and logos and emailing them out to his followers. He also shows how AI can realistically manipulate an image of someone and animate it to make it say in any voice whatever it wants to present. It can, for example, create a video image of Canadian Prepper asking for money but have the money sent to some other entity. It can call your spouse, create a vocal pattern of his/her voice when your spouse answers the phone, then call you and use that voice to tell you to do some something like transfer money to some account for a purchase he or she needs to make.
The other is by an executive who warns internet media companies that AI is robbing them. It uses their content to splice together stories that give them no economic benefit – no referrals or anything. Instead, AI plagiarizes the content from several sites and splices it into an article it claims is all its own original content.
In other news related to something I said in promoting yesterday’s article, The Wall Street Journal says today that people are sick and tired of all their subscriptions. Ironically, the Journal is a subscription-only publication. My pledge to you is that, if you subscribe here, I do the searching to find versions of the story that do NOT require subscriptions, making The Daily Doom a one-stop shop of the best stories. It this case, I could not find an alternate. That sometimes happens. However, it’s probably enough just to know you are not the only one sick and tired of so many subscriptions.
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