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CBC Manitoba: Winnipeg man caught in scam after AI told him fake Facebook customer support number was legitimate

May 31, 2024 — 

A Winnipeg Police Service spokesperson told CBC they have an active investigation open, and the case has been forwarded to the financial crimes unit.

Gaudreau says after this ordeal, he no longer trusts AI. Prof. David Gerhard, head of computer science at the University of Manitoba, says that’s wise.

“You absolutely should not trust AI. It is a very powerful tool that makes mistakes,” Gerhard, who has studied artificial intelligence and social media, said in an interview.

To read this full article, please visit CBC Manitoba

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