2 May 2024

Tech: Deepfake crime, headfake Meta AI, fox in the AI henhouse?

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 2 May 2024

Technology commentator Mark Pesce has a roundup of the weirdest AI news this week, including the Baltimore gym teacher accused of using an AI voice clone to get a high school principal fired for a racist rant he didn't make.

Just weeks after Meta AI was rolled out to all the groups apps, it was caught impersonating being the parent of a disabled child in a chat group for parents of disabled children. Was Meta AI rushed out too soon? And the US Department of Homeland Security is establishing an AI Oversight Board, with the industry's biggest names involved - including Open AI's Sam Altman.

Mark Pesce is a futurist, writer, educator and broadcaster. 

Sam Altman and the OpenAI logo displayed on a phone and screen after OpenAI fired him from being CEO of the company seen in this photo illustration in Brooklyn, NY, USA on November 17th, 2023. (Photo Illustration  by Meir Chaimowitz/NurPhoto) (Photo by Meir Chaimowitz / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP)

Open AI's Sam Altman is one of the new recruits for an AI Oversight Board.  Photo: AFP / NurPhoto