OpenAI Unveils Voice-Cloning Tool, Voice Engine

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OpenAI announced the launch of a voice-cloning tool yesterday, March 29, which they’ve named “Voice Engine.” This tool has the ability to replicate someone’s speech after just a 15-second audio sample.

The company is being cautious about its release due to concerns about the potential misuse of such technology, especially during important events like elections. They are collaborating with various organizations to gather feedback and ensure responsible deployment of the tool.

Remember the incident involving Presidential Candidate Dean Phillips, who announced his bid in October? OpenAI took a firm stance against a ChatGPT-powered bot hosted on the site impersonating the US presidential contender’s voice and ideas.

To address these concerns, OpenAI is implementing strict guidelines for the use of Voice Engine, including obtaining consent from individuals whose voices are cloned and clearly indicating when AI-generated voices are being used. They are also incorporating safety measures such as watermarking to track the origin of generated audio and monitoring its usage.

The cautious approach by OpenAI reflects growing awareness of the potential risks associated with AI-generated content. As technology continues to advance, it becomes increasingly important to consider the ethical implications and implement safeguards to prevent misuse.

How do you feel about OpenAI’s new voice-cloning tool, Voice Engine, and the precautions they’re taking to prevent its misuse?