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Federal law enforcement is concerned about the nefarious use of artificial intelligence (AI) in risky situations including procuring explosives, sextortion scams, and the spread of malware via fraudulent websites. Intelligence authorities are engaged in a conflict on two fronts as criminals and nation-states, particularly China, use AI to their advantage. AI is being used fraudulently to construct websites that trick users and distribute malware, and hackers are taking advantage of this to easily create complex malware and commit cybercrimes.
AI Fraud and Threats: A Growing Concern
Due to the democratization of AI, fraud has proliferated as criminals are now free to create their own AI models without restrictions. Criminals are using deep fake sexually explicit content they produce with AI to extort and harass people on social media, especially youngsters. Additionally, terrorists are using AI to make it easier to produce harmful chemical and biological agents for evil objectives.
Concerns are increased further by China’s blatant attempts to steal American AI data and technology. The nation seeks out American businesses, academic institutions, and research centers to get AI algorithms, knowledge, and data for expanding its AI initiatives. By utilizing U.S. expertise and research, China hopes to influence international AI standards and emerge as a leader in the field.
Officials from the intelligence community are aggressively battling the abuse of AI, collaborating with collaborators to verify multimedia information and stop criminal activity on internet platforms. To ensure public safety and defend priceless intellectual property, it is essential to stop the dissemination of harmful AI-generated material.