The next wave of Criminal AI is here…and there is nothing you can do about it…

Nick Ayton
8 min readNov 17, 2021
This person is a MIMIC

You’re going to be replaced by ‘mimics’ — software routines, Bots and insertions that already impersonate you…

I was on a Zoom call with someone the other day that I thought I recognised, but didn’t know that well. But then I was told it was a ‘mimic’? It was not a real person. A mimic? But at first I couldn’t see it? Then all of a sudden I could see…

Last week I was approach by a smart AI company that spots Deep Fakes, in other words they get behind the digital persona and find out who is behind a ‘Deep Fake’ host…? I have to say once you know what to look for there are clues, but the seams and joins are disappearing as ‘photo realistic’ copies are so good, as Unreal 5 can demonstrate — rapidly becoming the ‘go to tech’ for film makers and big studios.

CriminalAI’s are everywhere…

No seriously, I am not talking about politicians, not yet anyway. In many ways they, the politicians, started the concept of the deep fake industry — the art of looking sincere, talking a lot without saying anything. The body language looks genuine as they lie through their teeth, try to mislead as the training is very good. They spread false rhetoric with misleading statements and are adept at NOT answering the question! It is seamless. Seemingly real. And yet? You get what I mean I hope…

Criminals are changing direction and strategies, and yes this includes our governments — as state sponsored hacking becomes the new norm. We are all subject to it, we have become numb, which is exactly what they intended. We have been worn down b social media bots, falsehoods and bias. We ignore what is going on. Leaving them free to watch us when they want. Spying on citizens and on everyone else, everyone is a target — the worrying trend — to use technology for authoritarian means is accelerating.

Here is what Criminals (AI) is up to…

Criminal elements have created a new series of AI (Artificial Intelligence) algorithms, many of which were not that sophisticated to begin with. However, over recent decades these AI’s have been trained, curated, adjusted and…

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Nick Ayton

Nick Ayton is General Partners Multi Family Office, Futurist, Film Maker