The F.C.C. has banned A.I. generated robocalls due to concerns about election disinformation and consumer fraud. The decision, based on a law from 30 years ago, expands the ability of states to prosecute creators of spam robocalls. F.C.C. Chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, stated that A.I. is being used to make unsolicited robocalls extorting vulnerable family members, impersonating celebrities, and misinforming voters. Concerns about the use of A.I. to replicate the voices and images of politicians and celebrities have grown. Recently, thousands of voters received unsolicited robocalls from a faked voice of President Biden. There is also concern about the use of A.I. to create deepfake videos and ads mimicking the voices and images of celebrities and politicians. Legislation to ban A.I. deep fakes in political ads has been proposed, but no bills have gained traction in Congress. More than a dozen states have passed laws curbing A.I. use in political ads.
“Federal Communication Commission Implements Ban on A.I.-Generated Robocalls” – The New York Times
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