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Blurring lines between AI and reality, and Amazon's new chatbot for enterprises
Increasingly common deepfake scams – where fraudsters look or sound like someone else with the help of artificial intelligence – have taught us that things we see online may not be true. But have you thought that one of the guest speakers of a conference you are attending can also be AI-generated and non-existent?
This was the case with DevTernity, an online developer conference. Event organiser Eduards Sizovs admitted that a female speaker was “auto-generated, with a random title, random Twitter handle, random picture” as part of a test website that wasn't meant to be made public.
The tech community wasn't happy. Executives at Microsoft and Amazon dropped out of the event, and the conference was eventually cancelled.
And this wasn't the only case involving an AI person these days. Listen to AI consultant Raj Shroff talk about some of the others. You'll also hear about Amazon's new AI chatbot for enterprises, Q.