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

    5 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / The 4th-gen Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker.
    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...
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