Amazon’s Alexa impersonates grandma, creeping out Internet

Published June 24, 2022


A Bloomberg story quoted Siwei Lyu, Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering who studies digital media forensics, in a story about the use of a grandma's voice on Amazon's Alexa.

“There are certainly benefits of voice conversion technologies to be developed by Amazon, but we should be aware of the potential misuses,” he said. “For instance, a predator can masquerade as a family member or a friend in a phone call to lure unaware victims, and a falsified audio recording of a high-level executive commenting on her company’s financial situation could send the stock market awry.”

Read the story here. The article was carried worldwide including on Yahoo! News.