AI a Gamechanger for Neurodiversity, Deepfake Risk to Biometrics, and More.

by | May 31, 2024 | This Week in Tech

This Week In Tech, we talk about AI becoming a transformational tool for neurodiversity, deepfake risks to biometrics, and the seven new features added to Android.

AI chatbots are proving to be a transformational tool

AI is demonstrating itself as a transformative tool for individuals affected by conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), OCD, and Tourette’s, as these individuals often struggle with written assignments. While many tools utilized by the neurodiverse community are mainstream AI products, some are specifically tailored for their needs, like Goblin Tools, a website and app. Fueled by ChatGPT, users can accomplish various tasks, from organizing to-do lists to refining their written communication, discerning email tones, estimating task durations, and receiving cooking guidance for meal preparation from ingredient lists. There are other AI chatbots tailored for children with neurodiversity as well, like InnerVoice. This app is designed for children with autism. Parents can assist their child in bringing to life a beloved toy or pet by creating a talking avatar on a phone or computer screen.

Read More: BBC

Deepfake attacks on biometrics

The use of biometric markers for verifying identities and accessing digital systems has greatly increased over the past decade and is expected to keep growing by more than 20% each year until 2030. However, as with any advancement in cybersecurity, malicious actors are quick to adapt. Anything that can be digitally copied can be used to create deepfakes, whether it’s an image, video, audio, or text mimicking the sender’s style and phrasing. With just a few readily available tools and a training dataset like YouTube videos, even someone without much experience can produce convincing deepfakes. By leveraging automated software designed for application testing, a malicious actor with access to an unsecured device can insert a valid fingerprint or face ID during the authentication process, bypassing security protocols and obtaining unauthorized entry to online services.

Read More: Tech News World

Seven new features added to Android

It appears that Google’s focus on its Android operating system revolves around AI, with notable updates like the expanded Gemini assistant and the innovative Project Astra. However, the tech giant hasn’t overlooked the importance of regularly introducing new non-AI features and settings for Android users. Recently, Google unveiled seven new Android OS features aimed at enhancing everyday experiences. These additions include the ability to edit text messages even after sending them and effortlessly share hotspots between devices. Additionally, there are a couple of new features tailored for smartwatches powered by Wear OS. If you’re interested in getting a sneak peek of what’s in store for Android, continue reading for everything you need to know.

Read More: CNET

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