Sen. Blumenthal warns against AI voice cloning; says people can easily fall victim to scams

Vocal cloning software is being used to scam people out of money and personal information.

News 12 Staff

May 23, 2023, 2:17 AM

Updated 372 days ago

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal and state Sen. James Maroney were in Hartford Monday to sound the alarm about artificial intelligence voice scams.
Vocal cloning software is being used to scam people out of money and personal information.
Blumenthal demonstrated how convincing this technology can be with an AI impersonation of his own voice.
He says people can easily fall for scams because of AI.
"This kind of scam is easy to do and people easily fall for it. So, we're in a new era. We're on the verge of a frightening, petrifying new era of impersonation, voice cloning, deep fake, false images. All enabled by AI-- artificial intelligence," Blumenthal said.
The senator said he wrote a letter to five AI speech software companies to ask what steps they are taking to detect and stop these kinds of scams as Congress mulls regulation.


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