Bank of America had eight patents in social media during Q1 2024. The Bank of America Corp filed patents in Q1 2024 for using deepfakes defensively to detect fake phone calls/videoconferences and social media accounts/posts. They also patented a system for automated disposition decisioning of archived electronic communications based on rules and policies. Additionally, a system was patented for verifying user behavior in a virtual environment based on real-world interactions. Another patent focused on multicomputer processing and dissemination of data files on social media platforms. GlobalData’s report on Bank of America gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Bank of America grant share with social media as a theme is 37% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Defensive deepfake for detecting live deepfaked audio and video (Patent ID: US20240089371A1)

The patent filed by Bank of America Corp. describes a defensive deepfake computer program that records audio files of a target individual, analyzes them to create a voice baseline, creates deepfake voices, and stores them in a database. The program then compares incoming phone calls with the voice baseline and deepfake voices in real-time to detect illegitimate calls, informing the recipient and terminating the call if necessary. Additionally, the program can be used to analyze videoconferences and voicemails for legitimacy, with the ability to inform the system administrator and terminate the communication if deemed illegitimate.

The defensive deepfake computer program product includes features such as refining the voice baseline and deepfake voices, requesting responses from system administrators, displaying the target individual's name on caller ID, and encrypting the database. The program can also be used to analyze videoconferences and voicemails, with the ability to compare audiovisual representations, inform recipients of illegitimate communications, and terminate them. The method for utilizing deepfakes defensively involves providing scripted lines to the target individual, recording audiovisual files, creating deepfake representations, and storing them in an archive. The program is trained to detect modified deepfake representations and can be used to analyze videoconferences in real-time, informing recipients and system administrators of any illegitimate activity.

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