FTC announces exploratory challenge to prevent the harms of AI-enabled voice cloning

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is announcing the Voice Cloning Challenge to help promote the development of ideas to protect consumers from the misuse of artificial intelligence-enabled voice cloning for fraud and other harms.

The FTC will accept submissions online from January 2 to January 12, 2024. Information on how to submit a proposal for the challenge as well as complete challenge rules can be found on the challenge website. The challenge will offer $25,000 to the winner.

The Voice Cloning Challenge is the FTC's fifth challenge issued pursuant to the America Competes act. The goal of these challenges is to spur the development of tools to address consumer problems, including one in 2012 aimed at tackling robocalls and a 2017 challenge focused on addressing security vulnerabilities related to Internet of Things devices.

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