The rise of artificial intelligence has raised concerns about people being duped with fake profiles. Recently, Roshan Patel, an entrepreneur from New York, used AI to create a fake LinkedIn profile. Within 24 hours, a venture capitalist contacted him offering to invest in the startup.
Screenshots of the fake LinkedIn profile and the message from the VC were shared in a tweet, which has since gone viral, receiving over 8.4 million views and 59,000 likes. While some were amused by the VC’s message, others speculated that it, too, was generated by AI.
Fake AI Generated LinkedIn Profile:
Twitter Community Reactions:
One user wrote, “LOL ‘A few ex-Stripe buddies of mine had great things to say about you” had me dying.'”
Another said: “a few ex-Stripe buddies of mine had great things to say about you…” is just chef’s kiss
Third one said, “I know a bunch of people who worked at Stripe and NONE of them have anything good to say about Chad Smith.”
Fourth user said, “I don’t think that guy is trying to invest if he’s lying about talking to people from Stripe about someone who doesn’t exist. Pretty sure he’s trying to scam you too.”
Fifth user added, “Unreal, but not necessarily unexpected.”
Yet another commented, “VC seems more fake than your profile.”