Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Bank fraud is a growing concern worldwide, with many falling victim to scams. One significant factor contributing to this is the rise of AI technology.

However, amidst this challenge, Google has taken a proactive approach to address the issue.

During their latest event, Google I/O 2024, Google unveiled their new spam detection mechanism, powered by AI.

This system aims to provide real-time alerts during calls, helping users identify potential fraud.

In the X platform, Google also shared that information with alerts showing how it appears in the screenshot. Google wrote in the caption: 'Thanks to Gemini Nano, @Android will warn you in the middle of a call as soon as it detects suspicious activity, such as being asked for your social security number and bank information. Stay tuned for more news in the coming months. #GoogleIO'.

It promises to alert users during calls if suspicious activity, such as requests for sensitive information like social security numbers or bank details, is detected.

How Gemini Nano will Work? 

The Gemini AI works by analysing keywords in conversations and notifying users if anything seems suspicious.

For example, if someone claiming to be a bank representative asks for sensitive information like card PINs or passwords, the system will send an immediate alert.

Google emphasises that the processing of this feature occurs entirely on the user's device, ensuring privacy. Additionally, it is an opt-in feature, meaning users must choose to enable it.

While this technology sounds promising, it is currently only available on select high-end Android smartphones like the Google Pixel 8 Pro and the Galaxy S24 series.

However, Google plans to expand availability to more devices later this year.