Don’t believe everything you hear
Jul 14, 2023

Don’t believe everything you hear

Scam calls trying to steal money are getting increasingly believable, thanks to generative AI. We'll hear from an expert, and talk to an actual AI-generated voice. Plus, the "green bank" the Biden administration set up to invest in community climate resilience.

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AI amplifies scam calls and other deceptions

The technology's ability to clone voices and likenesses makes authentication harder but more urgent, says Wasim Khaled of Blackbird.AI.
People have received calls from what sounds like a relative asking for money, but the voice was generated by artificial intelligence in a fraudulent scheme.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jordan Mangi Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC