Amazon uses kid’s dead grandma in morbid demo of Alexa audio deepfake

Amazon uses kid’s dead grandma in morbid demo of Alexa audio deepfake

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https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/06/amazon-uses-kids-dead-grandma-in-morbid-demo-of-alexa-audio-deepfake/

Amazon is figuring out how to make its Alexa voice assistant deepfake the voice of anyone, dead or alive, with just a short recording. The company demoed the feature at its re:Mars conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, using the emotional trauma of the ongoing pandemic and grief to sell interest.

Amazon's re:Mars focuses on artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and other emerging technologies, with technical experts and industry leaders taking the stage. During the second-day keynote, Rohit Prasad, senior vice president and head scientist of Alexa AI at Amazon, showed off a feature being developed for Alexa.