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The dark side of Artificial Intelligence

Interesting points from John Markoff's article As Artificial Intelligence Evolves, So Does Its Criminal Potential:

DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary has announced that it had designed a program that “mimics any human voice and which sounds more natural than the best existing text-to-speech systems, reducing the gap with human performance by over 50 percent.”

Cybercrime is becoming automated and it is scaling exponentially

While A.I. systems would make some things easier, they would also expand the vulnerabilities of the online world.

If you don’t change your Captcha for two years, you will be owned by some machine vision algorithm

Companies that offer customer support via chatbots are unwittingly making themselves liable to social engineering.

Cybercriminals already exploit the best qualities in humans — trust and willingness to help others — to steal and spy. The ability to create artificial intelligence avatars that can fool people online will only make the problem worse.

Researchers have coined the term “computational propaganda” to describe the explosion of deceptive social media campaigns on services like Facebook and Twitter.

A malicious program known as Blackshades which was sold widely in the computer underground, functioned as a “criminal franchise in a box. It allowed users without technical skills to deploy computer ransomware or perform video or audio eavesdropping with a mouse click.. The author of the program, a Swedish national, was convicted last year in the United States.

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