Global Survey Shows 72% of Consumers Worry about Being Fooled by Deepfakes on Daily Basis

Jumio, a leading provider of automated, AI-driven identity verification, risk signals and compliance solutions, released the Jumio 2024 Online Identity Study, the third installment of its annual global consumer research. This year’s results highlight significant concerns among consumers about the risks associated with generative AI and deepfakes, including the potential for increased cybercrime and identity fraud.

Fake ChatGPT Apps Scam Users Out of Thousands of Dollars, Sophos Reports

Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, announced that it had uncovered multiple apps masquerading as legitimate, ChatGPT-based chatbots to overcharge users and bring in thousands of dollars a month. As detailed in Sophos X-Ops’ latest report, “’FleeceGPT’ Mobile Apps Target AI-Curious to Rake in Cash,” these apps have popped up in both the Google Play and Apple App Store, and, because the free versions have near-zero functionality and constant ads, they coerce unsuspecting users into signing up for a subscription that can cost hundreds of dollars a year.

Research Highlights: MIDAS – Real-time Anomaly/Fake News/Intrusion Detection

In the insideBIGDATA Research Highlights column we take a look at new and upcoming results from the research community for data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our readers need to get a glimpse for technology coming down the pipeline that will make their efforts more strategic and competitive. In this installment we review MIDAS – Real-time Anomaly/Fake News/Intrusion Detection developed by Ph.D. candidate Siddharth Bhatia and his team at the National University of Singapore.

Sophisticated AI Will Make The Deepfake Problem Much, Much Worse

In this contributed article, front end developer Gary Stevens suggests that the deep fake video issue is still in its infancy. As AI advances, discerning real from unreal news will become exponentially harder.