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AI’s latest application: wasting email scammers’ time

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AI’s latest application: wasting email scammers’ timeSchadenfreude is one of life's simplest pleasures -- especially when the victim in question is an email scammer. That's the service Netsafe's Re:scam provides. Simply forward your Nigerian prince emails to the service and it'll use machine learning t...
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News video: The AI bot helping you troll email scammers

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A New Zealand internet watchdog has launched an artificial intelligence bot to engage foreign scammers in long-winded email conversations in an effort to waste their time and distract them from real victims. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.

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