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FCC bans AI-generated voices, grants states legal authority

February 8, 2024


The Federal Communications Commission unanimously adopted a new rule on Thursday that bans the use of AI-generated voices in robocalls, granting state attorneys general to pursue legal action against the telemarketing scams.

The ruling from the FCC comes shortly after a bipartisan coalition of 26 state attorneys general urged the FCC to take action to restrict the use of AI in telemarketing and just days after New Hampshire authorities traced robocalls using an AI-generated voice of President Joe Biden ahead of the state’s primary to a shadowy Texas telecommunications firm.

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