AI Voice Clones Mimic Politicians and Celebrities

From a Washington Post story by Pranshu Verma and Will Oremus headlined “AI voice clones mimic politicians and celebrities, reshaping reality”:

Days before a pivotal national election in Slovakia last month, a seemingly damning audio clip began circulating widely on social media. A voice that sounded like the country’s Progressive party leader, Michal Šimečka, described a scheme to rig the vote, in part by bribing members of the country’s marginalized Roma population.

Two weeks later, another apparent political scandal emerged: The leader of the United Kingdom’s Labor party was seemingly caught on tape berating a staffer in a profanity-laden tirade that was posted on X, formerly Twitter.