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July 04, 2023
The Risks of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Identity and the Benefits of NextgenID's SRIP Technology

Generative AI is an artificial intelligence system that can generate content and data, including images and other media sets, in seconds using only natural language input. The advent of generative AI has revolutionized various industries by enabling the creation of realistic image, audio, and video content. Unfortunately, these same AI tools introduce advanced risks to establishing and proving identity. In this post, we discuss the risks of Generative AI to legacy identity systems and explore how NextgenID's Supervised Remote Identity Proofing (SRIP) solution mitigates these risks.

With the increasing sophistication of generative AI algorithms, there is a rising concern surrounding the potential exploitation and misuse of these technologies for malicious intent. This raises serious implications for the identity ecosystem, as it enables the emergence of individuals who can create exceptionally advanced, AI-enhanced credentials, enabling unauthorized access to services, facilities, and systems. Below are some of the risks and implications introduced by AI to the Identity ecosystem:

1. Deepfakes: Generative AI can create realistic deep fake images and videos from publicly available content. These deceptive media can be utilized by individuals to gain unauthorized access to someone's identity or to manipulate and misrepresent a person's actions or speech. This not only leads to the creation of counterfeit credentials but also increases the risk of data breaches, fraudulent activities misinformation campaigns, reputational damage, and potential blackmail.

2. Synthetic Identities: Cybercriminals are using Generative AI to create fake profiles with synthetic identities that appear real. These fake digital profiles can be used to perpetrate identity theft or fraud. Moreover, because the tools utilize natural language inputs, bad actors with little technology skills can launch sophisticated techniques with minimal effort.

3. Personal Data Leaks: With the increasing capabilities of AI, data mining, and bots, it is becoming easier to discover, infer, alter, or create someone’s personal data through a combination of existing and generated content. This potentially exposes sensitive information.

4. Misrepresentation: Generative AI can easily manipulate or misrepresent a person’s identity or activities, leading to defamation or miscommunication.

NextgenID's Supervised Remote Identity Proofing (SRIP) solution mitigates the identity-related risks posed by Generative AI

NextgenID’s SRIP solution incorporates multi-factor enrollment and authentication, which includes a fusion of biometric modalities, government-issued credentials, and 3rd-party validation. Combining biometric and biographic data collection coupled with real-time video interaction by trained agents offers an enhanced verification process. This synergy ensures the individuals undergoing enrollment are indeed whom they claim to be, are physically present, and their identity is bound to the biometrics and credentials provided under the watchful supervision of the trained agent.

1. Real-Time Supervision and Constant Monitoring: SRIP uniquely enables real-time supervision during the identity-proofing process, ensuring a live agent monitors the entire transaction. SRIP provides an extra layer of human validation to further dissuade fraudulent activities. The identity-proofing session can be optionally recorded (depending on the requirements of the agency/organization), facilitating swift detection and response to any fraudulent attempts.

2. Advanced Security Features: SRIP employs tamper-proof technology with advanced detection algorithms and presentation attack defenses to protect against fraudulent identity documents, fake fingerprints, and spoofed facial images or video feeds. These advanced security features ensure that deep fakes or synthetic identities do not bypass the verification process.

3. Secure and Efficient Data Communication: The SRIP solution transfers sensitive data securely, employing mutual authentication and high-grade encryption services that align with industry standards and comply with data protection regulations. This results in a time-efficient solution, allowing users to complete the verification process swiftly while maintaining the highest levels of security and privacy. Moreover, using high-grade encryption, SRIP protects user information, making it exceedingly difficult for cybercriminals to steal or leak personal data.

4. Transparency and Consent: An integral part of NextgenID's SRIP solution is its commitment to transparency and consent. It always seeks user consent before conducting any identity verification, ensuring users know how their data is used and offering them greater control over their information.

The advent of Generative AI has undeniably created exciting new opportunities, from streamlining business operations to enabling unique new creative journeys in entertainment, education, and more. These advancements are paralleled by emerging threats to personal identities, giving rise to an urgent need for countermeasures. This is where NextgenID's Supervised Remote Identity Proofing (SRIP) solution takes center stage.

SRIP is a robust and agile solution that does more than just react to threats; we proactively anticipate them, constantly evolving and adapting our solution in response to an ever-shifting digital landscape.

Now is the ideal time to leverage NextgenID’s state-of-the-art technology to protect identity, creating a more secure world and safer future.

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