OpenAI Disrupts 5 AI-Powered, State-Backed Influence Ops

May 31, 2024 at 02:42PM OpenAI has flagged five influence operations from China, Iran, Israel, and Russia, all employing AI tools to spread political messaging, but with insignificant impact. Notable activities include Spamouflage from China, Bad Grammar targeting Eastern Europe and the United States, Doppelganger engaging on various platforms, and IUVM from Iran. OpenAI is … Read more

OpenAI’s Altman Sidesteps Questions About Governance, Johansson at UN AI Summit

May 31, 2024 at 07:36AM OpenAI CEO Sam Altman addressed the U.N. telecommunications agency’s annual gathering at the AI for Good conference, discussing AI’s societal promise, but faced scrutiny over governance and an AI voice controversy. The discontent coincided with concerns about OpenAI’s business practices and AI safety. The two-day event also focused on AI … Read more

OpenAI, Meta, TikTok Disrupt Multiple AI-Powered Disinformation Campaigns

May 31, 2024 at 04:21AM OpenAI revealed five covert influence operations from China, Iran, Israel, and Russia, utilizing AI to manipulate public discourse. These operations involved generating and posting comments, articles, and social media content across various platforms to influence audiences in different regions. Meta also disclosed details of additional influence operations targeting users in … Read more

2 Weeks Out: Evolution at RSAC 2024

May 28, 2024 at 06:25PM RSAC 2024 showcased cutting-edge innovations in cybersecurity, particularly in data governance, AI deployment, and security posture management. Discussions centered on securing AI, proactive security posture management, and the convergence of NGSIEM and XDR technologies. The event reflected the industry’s heightened focus on cyber defense in response to evolving threats and … Read more

Man behind deepfake Biden robocall indicted on felony charges, faces $6M fine

May 24, 2024 at 07:28PM Steven Kramer, a political consultant from New Orleans, was indicted on charges of felony voter suppression and misdemeanor impersonation of a candidate for creating a deepfake anti-Biden robocall, facing a $6 million FCC fine. Kramer used AI-generated voice cloning and caller ID spoofing technology to influence the New Hampshire Democratic … Read more

Using AI, Mastercard Expects to Find Compromised Cards Quicker, Before They Get Used by Criminals

May 23, 2024 at 06:09AM Mastercard is integrating artificial intelligence into its fraud-prediction technology in its latest software update to detect compromised credit or debit card numbers quicker, allowing for faster replacement by banks. The update uses patterns and contextual information to identify compromised cardholders sooner, providing proactive alerting and card replacement. The new technology … Read more

AI Companies Make Fresh Safety Promise at Seoul Summit, Nations Agree to Align Work on Risks

May 21, 2024 at 08:06PM Top AI companies including Google, Meta, and OpenAI made voluntary safety commitments at the AI Seoul Summit, agreeing to pull the plug on their cutting-edge systems in extreme cases. World leaders also pledged to establish safety institutes and align their work on AI research. The meeting aims to address the … Read more

Insider Q&A: CIA’s Chief Technologist’s Cautious Embrace of Generative AI

May 21, 2024 at 07:21AM The Central Intelligence Agency is embracing generative AI to enhance its mission, focusing on open-source applications, including a ChatGPT-like tool. Nand Mulchandani, the agency’s chief technology officer, emphasizes the importance of maintaining human oversight and vigilance due to the technology’s probabilistic nature and potential for bias. The CIA is already … Read more

3 Tips for Becoming the Champion of Your Organization’s AI Committee

May 15, 2024 at 10:02AM The AI committee, a crucial stakeholder in organizations, oversees the legal, security, and ethical aspects of AI adoption. The committee comprises executives, legal counsel, security specialists, AI professionals, and external experts. CISOs play a pivotal role and can ensure success by conducting a comprehensive assessment, implementing a phased adoption approach, … Read more

China and US Envoys Will Hold First Top-Level Dialogue on Artificial Intelligence

May 13, 2024 at 04:03PM High-level U.S. and Chinese envoys will meet in Geneva to discuss artificial intelligence, addressing risks and establishing shared standards. This marks the first dialogue on AI agreed during the Biden-Xi meeting. Both countries view AI as crucial for national security and economic growth, with a focus on development and governance. … Read more