The Philippine protection chief has ordered all protection personnel and the 163,000-member navy to chorus from utilizing digital purposes that harness synthetic intelligence to generate private portraits, saying they might pose safety dangers
ByThe Related Press
October 20, 2023, 3:48 AM
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine protection chief has ordered all protection personnel and the 163,000-member navy to chorus from utilizing digital purposes that harness artificial intelligence to generate private portraits, saying they might pose safety dangers.
Protection Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. issued the order in an Oct. 14 memorandum, as Philippine forces have been working to weaken decades-old communist and Muslim insurgencies and defend territorial pursuits within the disputed South China Sea.
The Division of Nationwide Protection on Friday confirmed the authenticity of the memo, which has been circulating on-line in latest days, however didn’t present different particulars, together with what prompted Teodoro to problem the prohibition.
Teodoro particularly warned in opposition to the usage of a digital app that requires customers to submit a minimum of 10 photos of themselves after which harnesses AI to create “a digital person who mimics how an actual particular person speaks and strikes.” Such apps pose “important privateness and safety dangers,” he stated.
“This seemingly innocent and amusing AI-powered utility will be maliciously used to create pretend profiles that may result in identity theft, social engineering, phishing assaults and different malicious actions,” Teodoro stated. “There has already been a report of such a case.”
Teodoro ordered all protection and navy personnel “to chorus from utilizing AI photograph generator purposes and observe vigilance in sharing data on-line” and stated their actions ought to adhere to the Philippines Protection Division’s values and insurance policies.