Microsoft, the technology giant of America, has achieved a new milestone in Artificial Intelligence by introducing a voice mimicking AI tool dubbed ‘Vall-E’. The tool has enough potential to copy a voice within 3 seconds and can easily create an audio content by using the same voice.
Thus, like deep fake technology, where a face can be pasted onto a subject’s face in a video, Vall-E can also imitate and interpret a human voice.
Researchers based in Redmond have trained the tool with 60,000 hours of speech data to replicate any kind of emotion and tone.
So, what if the technology be used for spam calls or online scams? And what if the technology leads to the spread of disinformation on social media by mimicking a celebrity or a renowned politician?
As we always say, the problem doesn’t hold in the technology that has been developed. But it is the person’s mind to be put at fault, as they can use it to create or destroy the future.
Like a few years ago, when the first robot was developed, it was purported to help people in various fields like manufacturing and agriculture sector. But as the usage of the tech progressed, we humans started devising robots that can destroy an entire nation, region or a particular state.
Terminator and series released in 90s stands as the best example to prove the point and so, MS must regulate the use of Vall-E to ensure that it can never be used for malevolent purposes.
But can this be practically possible in real?
Elon Musk and Bill Gates say that restriction of AI tech never be possible. It can truly act as an employment opportunity embezzler, as audio artists will face a tough time in this context.