According to Agence France-Presse, the United States Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has decided to ban automated calls that use voices generated by artificial intelligence programs, with the aim of combating the constantly evolving fraudulent operations enabled by this technology.
Jessica Rosenworcel, chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, said in a statement yesterday, Thursday, that “actors with ill intentions are using artificial intelligence in unsolicited phone calls for a variety of purposes, including blackmailing individuals, impersonating celebrities, and misleading voters.” “, and warned. Scammers are behind these calls.” “Telephony”.
The Committee explained that its decision, which comes into effect immediately, makes the voice cloning technology used in these automated calls, known in English as “robocalls”, illegal and constitutes a fraud on consumers. It is believed.
The great development of Generative Artificial Intelligence in the last year has raised many concerns, leading to several attempts to regulate the use of this technology, which is used in everyday life to create content from text, images and sounds based on a simple request. allows for. Language.
The authority said that “the increase in these types of calls has accelerated in recent years as this technology now makes it possible to deceive consumers with misleading information by imitating the voices of celebrities, political candidates and close family members.” Is.”
In this context, fake phone calls have recently surfaced in which President Joe Biden's voice was used to discourage New Hampshire residents from voting in the Democratic Party primary elections. A “possible illegal attempt” to disrupt voting is being investigated.
Last October, Biden signed a decree to improve the regulation of artificial intelligence in terms of its impact on security, justice and the labor market. One of the most prominent recommendations of the text is the development of tools to facilitate monitoring of content produced by artificial intelligence.
“New tools will be available to state attorneys general starting now to root out these scams and keep the public safe from fraud and misinformation,” Jessica Rosenworcel said Thursday.