The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially Announcement Robocalls made with AI-generated voices are outlawed.

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The announcement comes in response to a fake robocall impersonating President Joe Biden, aimed at dissuading people from voting for him in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary election.

FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said the declaratory order gives state attorneys general new tools to pursue those responsible for such robocalls. It emphasized that AI-generated voices in unsolicited robocalls are being exploited by malicious actors for activities such as extorting vulnerable family members, impersonating celebrities and spreading disinformation to voters. Is.

The FCC’s goal is to bring the perpetrators of these fake robocalls to notice.

The FCC highlighted that previously, state attorneys general could address the consequences of unwanted AI-voice-generated robocalls, but the recent action outlawed the use of AI itself to create voices in such robocalls. has made

Earlier this week, New Hampshire Attorney General John Farmella revealed that the fake Biden robocall was traced to Texas-based Life Corp. He mentions the issuance of a cease-and-desist letter to the company headed by Walter Monk. Initiate a criminal investigation.

According to the FCC, “voice cloning” by generative AI poses a new threat to voter suppression schemes and election season due to the growing reputation of bogus robocalls.

written by Alius Norica