The AI Solution to Facebook Scams: Closer Than We Think?

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Imagine you’re a business owner using Facebook to connect with your customers. One day, you’re startled by a message threatening to disable your Facebook page due to alleged policy violations, pressuring you to click a link to fix the issue. The link goes to a page that also looks like Facebook and you’re prompted to verify your identity or enter your login details. This is a scam. This is not just an isolated incident but a prevalent scam targeting businesses and leading to substantial financial losses.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be a game-changer in tackling this issue. Facebook has successfully applied AI to protect its intellectual property and counter harmful content, demonstrating the technology’s effectiveness. AI appears to be already well-suited to identify and block these scam messages however the problem continues. Given AI’s rapid development, meaningful progress in combating these scams could come in the next 1 to 2 years.

The impact of such scams is not trivial. Businesses have suffered significant financial losses due to these deceptions. Even on a local level, I am aware of multiple businesses that have lost access to one or multiple of their social profiles. Implementing AI to combat these threats would not only provide security for businesses but protect customers and users of social platforms from falling victim to a hacked business.

The need is clear, the solution is within reach, and the urgency to act is now. As we look forward, the hope is that AI will soon be fully harnessed to defend businesses against these digital predators, ensuring a safer and more trustworthy online experience for all.

If you have been caught up in a similar scam, feel free to contact us for advice. If you managing a business on social media, be very cautious of the links you follow, just as you would with incoming emails.

Website Creators – Human, DIY or AI?

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Creating a website has become a necessity for businesses of all sizes in today’s digital age. But the question remains, who is best suited for the job? Is it a human website designer, DIY website builder, or the latest AI solution? In this article, we will compare the pros and cons of each option.

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AI in Website Design – A Few Lincolnshire Examples

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It’s been a while since I first acquired access to OpenAI’s DALL·E 2, so I thought I should come back and report on how this tool has been helping Drive By Websites clients.

Outpainting Website Images

By far, the most useful feature for me is outpainting. This is where new image is ‘painted’ by the AI to fill spaces outside of the initial image or blank spaces inside the image. With a feature like this we can extend images that would otherwise be very difficult to use as well as remove and replace spaces of the image that we feel are inappropriate. The first times I was able to use this successfully came only a day after the feature was introduced. This was no surprise though, due to how commonly I encounter this particular opportunity. Many clients will take portrait photos of their work using their phones, which is great for social media but not ideal for a website. Banner spaces are typically covering the width of a website, but they don’t have much height. So if we will the available space with the portrait image, we lose much of the top of bottom of the image. Let’s look at an example…

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Design Experiments with DALL·E Artificial Intelligence


My invite to DALL·E has arrived!

DALL·E is an AI system developed by OpenAI that can create original, realistic images and art from a short text description. DALL·E was trained by learning the relationship between images and the text used to describe them.

Design is where many people felt AI would struggle to compete with human creativity. However the reference material for the AI is the manmade connection between words and images.

Here's a few examples of the prompts and AI generated images from my first experiments with the software...

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