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How Can Policymakers Address AI Voice-Cloning Scams?

by Hodan Omaar

There has been a concerning rise in nefarious uses of AI-enabled voice cloning recently. Bad actors have targeted families and small businesses with disturbing extortion scams. The scams themselves are not new, the term “virtual kidnapping scam” has been around for many years to describe the ways fraudsters trick victims into paying a ransom to free a loved one they believe is being threatened. But AI has made these scams more sophisticated as the technology can be trained on publicly accessible audio recordings of regular people to make them sound incredibly authentic and believable.

Watch now for a panel discussion exploring how threats from AI voice cloning are likely to develop, what countermeasures exist, and actionable steps policymakers can take to address both national and international threats.

Date and Time:

  • May 15, 2024, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)


  • Zohaib Ahmed, Founder and CEO, Resemble AI
  • Andrea Hickerson, Dean and Professor, School of Journalism and New Media, The University of Mississippi
  • Hodan Omaar, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation (moderator)
  • Olga Yurkova, Co-founder, StopFake

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