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Google Will Use Gemini AI To Detect Scam Calls In Real Time

by Low Boon ShenMay 15, 2024
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Google Will Use Gemini AI To Detect Scam Calls In Real Time

Google Will Use Gemini AI To Detect Scam Calls In Real Time

There are a lot of things announced at Google I/O this year (most of them unsurprisingly are all AI-related), but there are several new features that can be pretty helpful to the Average Joe. One of the uses of Google’s newest AI toy, the Gemini AI, is to help users detect if the call is a scam attempt.

We all know scam calls are a big problem these days, and they happen to all sorts of people in all kinds of environments. While some people are well aware of what constitutes a scam (or a phishing attempt), some do not – and this is especially true for elderly people who may be unfamiliar with the tech, given just how fast the technology has improved in the last few years. The availability of AI voice cloning has certainly made matters worse, too.

So how does Gemini AI help detect if something isn’t right? For that, it uses the Gemini Nano model – small enough to fit within the processing power of a smartphone – to check “conversation patterns commonly associated with scams.” When this happens, you’ll see something like this:

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Regarding concerns on privacy, Google assured that since Gemini Nano is lightweight enough to run on-device, it doesn’t require an active connection to function. This means that everything it scans will stay within the smartphone, which lowers the privacy risks. The company has noted that this feature will be made opt-in when it becomes available later this year.

Source: PCMag

Pokdepinion: This is one of the few AI-assisted features that I can see legitimate usefulness for. 

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