Tim Draper warns of crypto scams using his AI-synthesized voice


American enterprise capitalist Tim Draper issued a warning on social media that scammers try to con crypto customers using a synthetic intelligence (AI) voice generator.

In an Oct. 19 put up on X (previously Twitter), Draper warned his roughly 254,000 followers to be aware of “thieves” using AI to create an approximation of his voice. According to the enterprise capitalist, “AI is getting smarter” as evidenced by followers seemingly reporting Draper tried to get them to ship cryptocurrency.

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Recent developments in AI have made it simpler for the typical particular person to listen to their favourite celeb’s voice or watch a video of politicians saying no matter they need by means of sure packages. Following the collapse of FTX in November 2022, scammers created a deepfake video of former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried providing compensation to affected customers. The same scenario occurred with a deepfake of Tesla CEO Elon Musk in May 2022.

Draper, who as soon as predicted that the value of Bitcoin (BTC) would hit $250,000 by 2023, was an early investor within the cryptocurrency. Despite losing roughly 40,000 BTC when Mt. Gox collapsed in 2011, he has continued to be an advocate for the house and digital property.

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