Amazon’s Alexa impersonates grandma, creeping out internet

Published June 23, 2022


A Bloomberg report titled “Amazon’s Alexa Impersonates Grandma, Creeping Out Internet” quotes Siwei Lyu, who studies digital media forensics. "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.” 

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