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According to the AFP news agency, a fraud victim named Guo received a video call last month from a man who appeared to be a close friend of his.
According to an article published Monday on a state-run media portal in the southern city of Fuzhou, the caller was actually a con artist who used smart artificial intelligence technology to change his face and voice.
The article said the fraudster was posing as a close friend of Gove’s to perpetrate the fraud.
Fraud The man was persuaded to transfer nearly 4.5 billion yuan to Guo after he claimed another friend of his needed money from the company’s bank account to pay a guarantee on a public tender.
The con artist asked for Gove’s personal bank account number and then claimed that the same amount had been transferred to that account and even sent him a screenshot of a fake payment record.
Without checking that he had received the money, Guo sent the required amount from his company’s account in two payments.
According to Guo: ‘At that point I recognized the face and voice of the person making the video call as real and so I could not be more cautious.’
Guo realized his mistake when he messaged the original friend whose identity had been stolen and had no knowledge of the transaction.
Guo alerted the police about the fraud, who notified a bank in another city to stop the transfer and were able to withdraw 3.5 million yuan of the total amount.
Police added that efforts are on to recover the remaining amount but did not reveal the identity of the perpetrators of the fraud.
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The potential pitfalls of artificial intelligence technology have been hotly debated since the US-based company OpenIA launched ChatGPT in November.
China has announced several ambitious plans to lead the world in artificial intelligence by 2030, and a number of technology firms, including Alibaba, JD.com, NetEase and TikTok parent company ByteDance, have followed suit. Leading the race to develop products.
ChatGPT is not available in China, but the American software is gaining popularity among Chinese users who use virtual private networks (VPNs) to access it for writing essays and exams.
But it is also being used for more nefarious purposes.
Police in the northwestern province of Gansu this month said they were investigating ‘heinous actions’ against a man who used ChatGPT to create a fake news article about a fatal bus accident. Which was widely spread on social media.
A law regulating deepfakes in China prohibits the use of the technology to produce, publish or transmit fake news.
A draft law proposed by Beijing’s internet regulator last month would require all new artificial intelligence products to undergo a ‘security review’ before being released to the public.