From the "Grandparent Scam" where tricksters try to extort people for money by convincing them someone in their family is in terrible danger, to disinformation so toxic it threatens democracy itself; voice cloning enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI) is posing unprecedented challenges to law enforcement, and to society as a whole.
So, in an effort to safeguard consumers, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched "The Voice Cloning Challenge", which aims to crowdsource innovative ways to combat ever more sophisticated technology that can steal people's voices, and use them in ways that are not only criminal, but also costly, in terms of personal reputations and livelihoods.
Listen now to our coverage of a recent FTC hearing in Washington, DC, and and analysis from Cybersecurity experts who think while the idea has merit; it also has the potential to open us up to a different danger–more government surveillance.
Find out why on our latest edition of "This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro". Listen now.