Harness IP principal Michael Teich looks at the rapidly advancing capabilities of voice cloning and its associated safety, legal, and regulatory concerns in an article published by IP Watchdog.
“AI Voice Cloning – and Its Misuse – Has Opened a Pandora’s Box of Legal Issues: Here’s What to Know,” examines the potential benefits and pitfalls surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) based replication of human voices from large language models.
“It’s a development that brings exciting possibilities for personalized and immersive experiences, such as creating realistic voiceovers for content, lifelike personal assistants and even preserving the voices of loved ones for future generations. But it’s also ripe with potential for abuse, as it could easily be used to commit fraud, spread misinformation and generate fake audio evidence,” Teich writes.
His article outlines existing laws and regulations as they relate to privacy, fraud prevention, consent, and proprietary ownership of one’s voice. Teich, who practices patent law in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, cites efforts at the state and federal levels to protect consumers and place “scammers” on notice.
Access the article on IP Watchdog’s website here.