AI Deepfake Audio Used At Senate Hearing

A US Senate hearing into artificial intelligence technology highlighted the possibilities of AI deepfakes, with a fake speech simulating Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).

Blumenthal played a recording of the AI deepfaking himself before testimony from OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

Video: ChatGPT generates fake speech for Sen. Richard Blumenthal

The fake speech read from a script written by ChatGPT and the voice emulator used samples from Blumenthal’s speeches on the floor of the Senate to copy his voice.

In an interview later on MSNBC, Blumenthal said, “No one, in fact, could tell that it was a clone. I think that it is one of the more scary moments in the United States Senate hearing history.”

Senators were discussing the need to regulate AI technology as AI-based scams and crimes continue to rise.