Major AI Upgrades, Game-Changing Alibaba AI, a Paralyzed Woman Can Now Talk, How to Use AI to Navigate PDFs and All The News of the Week
Plus: The ease of recreating art from Amazon's hit new AI-generated show "Fallout" in Midjourney in 10 minutes or less using the prompt I used to create this picture below.
Before we get into the top, ultra-fascinating news of the week, I’ve got to emphasize a PSA with you because I love you and I care about you. Are you ready? Okay! Read this over a few times if you can:
Scamming with AI is everywhere, it’s happening right now, it’s going to get worse, and you need to understand it and educate those you love.
Particularly older folks out there.
Here’s the thing of it: I think most people don’t fully understand A) how easy and how cheap it is to generate deep-fake AI video that looks incredibly real and B) how easy and how cheap it is to generate deep-fake AI voice clones that sound incredibly real.
“Oh, I could tell,” you think.
No. Not always. You really couldn’t.
And those without any tech savvy whose emotions are then driven into high gear via emotional distress (the conman’s favorite tool)?
They don’t stand a chance.
So, the word needs to get out—and fast. Here’s just a little sampling of what’s been happening out there if you don’t believe me:
21 hours ago, BBC: “Why the next call from your family could be a deepfake.”
August 25, 2023, Bloomberg: “The Next Wave of Scams Will Be Deepfake Video Calls From Your Boss.”
August 25, 2023, FOX: “Hong Kong arrests 6 for loan fraud scheme using AI deep fakes.”
August 23, 2023, Market Realist: “Scammers Use ‘Voice Clone’ to Dupe Elderly in ‘Grandparent Scam.’”
August 21, 2023, ZDNet: “This AI-generated crypto invoice scam almost got me, and I’m a security pro.”
August 4, 2023, The Guardian: “Scammers used AI to fake my daughter’s kidnap.”
I know. It’s terrifying and horrific.
But my dear, I’m not trying to scare you. I’m trying to empower you. And I’m trying to enlist you to make such empowerment and education go viral!
Now—let’s look at all the riveting AI news of the week that I promise will blow your mind as much as it has blown mine. A paralyzed woman finds her “voice” thanks to AI?
That’s right, kiddo. It’s all happening!