AI could soon clone your voice

First, deepfakes swapped our faces (, now a US company is developing the technology to recreate voices. The therapeutic uses are clear – there are dozens of situations which can lead to a person losing their voice ( – and clearly having a computer sound like me as well as speak my words will help maintain a sense of identity. But the potential for malicious use is also clear – the BBC had to find a reporter's twin to fool HSBC's voice ID system ( With this all you need is a few clips from facebook or recorded in secret.
It probably sings better than you, too.