OpenAI’s Human-Like Voice Feature Sparks Deepfake Concerns

 OpenAI’s Human-Like Voice Feature Sparks Deepfake Concerns

OpenAI has unveiled initial insights from its trial of a feature capable of convincingly reading text in a human-like voice, marking a notable advancement in artificial intelligence and sparking concerns about potential deepfake risks.

The company is presenting early demonstrations and practical applications from a limited-scale preview of its text-to-speech model, known as Voice Engine, which has been shared with approximately 10 developers, according to a spokesperson. Despite briefing reporters about it earlier this month, OpenAI has chosen not to expand the feature’s release.

A spokesperson from OpenAI mentioned that the decision to restrict the release was influenced by feedback from various stakeholders, including policymakers, industry professionals, educators, and creatives. Initially, the company had intended to offer the tool to up to 100 developers through an application process, as outlined in the previous press briefing.

In a blog post on Friday, the company acknowledged the significant risks associated with generating speech that closely resembles human voices, particularly in an election year. They stated, “We are collaborating with domestic and international partners spanning government, media, entertainment, education, civil society, and more to ensure that we incorporate their feedback as we progress.

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