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FCC votes to outlaw scam robocalls that use AI-generated voices

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a ban on scam robocalls that employ fake voices generated by artificial intelligence (AI). The move aims to address concerns around deepfake technology, which could pose threats to election security and increase instances of fraud. The decision, made through a unanimous FCC vote, extends existing anti-robocall regulations to cover deepfake calls by categorizing them as “artificial.” State attorneys general will now have enhanced legal tools to pursue illegal robocallers who use AI-generated voices to impersonate public figures and deceive individuals. The FCC’s action follows an incident in which fake robocalls impersonating President Joe Biden were made to New Hampshire voters, leading authorities to investigate and potentially impose penalties on those responsible.