24 Feb, 2024
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#AI voice clones can now hijack legitimate calls to scam people, #IBM finds

IBM researchers have found a relatively easy way to hijack voice calls using generative AI tools, according to a new report. Why it matters: Many financial institutions and other stewards of people’s most sensitive data lean heavily on phone calls to verify identities. Using low-cost AI tools, scammers can now easily impersonate someone’s voice and […]

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School bus transit operator Zūm hits #unicorn valuation with $140M in fresh capital

School transportation operator Zūm Services Inc. has reached unicorn status following a major funding round. The Redwood City-based school bus operator announced Wednesday it raised $140 million in a Series E round, giving it a $1.3 billion valuation. The new funds will go toward expanding the company’s artificial intelligence platform and build an energy grid […]