FCC Aims to Muzzle AI Voice Cloning in Robocalls

The key takeaway is that the FCC is proposing to ban the use of AI-generated voices in robocalls to make it easier to crack down on these types of scam calls.


  • The FCC wants to ban the use of AI-synthesized voices in robocalls.
  • Using cloned voices of real people like President Biden makes robocalls more deceptive.
  • The recent fake Biden robocalls in New Hampshire told people not to vote and appeared to be an attempt to suppress voters.
  • The FCC wants to issue a Declaratory Ruling that AI-powered voice cloning would cause a call to be considered "artificial" which is already prohibited under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • This would make it easier for authorities to charge robocall scammers since using voice cloning tech would itself be illegal.
  • Some legitimate business uses of voice cloning tech exist, but illegal applications are more common currently.
  • This FCC proposal will be voted on internally by Commissioners once finalized.
  • It will only become public if and when it is officially adopted as policy.


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