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FTC Releases Agenda for January 28 Voice Cloning Workshop

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The Federal Trade Commission has released the final agenda for a January 28, 2020 FTC workshop that will examine voice cloning technologies, which enable users to make near-perfect reproductions of a real person’s voice.

“You Don’t Say: An FTC Workshop on Voice Cloning Technologies” will examine the benefits and potential misuses of voice cloning technologies and will feature opening remarks by FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra.

The workshop will include three panel discussions focused on the pros and cons of voice cloning, the ethics of voice cloning, and authentication, detection, and mitigation. Patrick Traynor, the John and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminence Chair in Engineering at the University of Florida, will give a keynote presentation on the state of voice cloning technologies.

The workshop will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET and will take place at the Constitution Center, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC, 20024. The workshop is free and open to the public. It will be webcast live on the FTC’s website and live tweeted from the FTC’s Twitter page (@FTC) using the hashtag #voicecloningFTC.

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