FCC Rules: Robocall Robots with AI-Accents are Outlawed, Unplugged and Not Amused!

“FCC declares AI-generated voices in robocalls are illegal”

“The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declared today that voice prompts or robocalls using artificial intelligence (AI) are considered illegal.” With this groundbreaking update, humanity is officially freed from the inevitable robo-apocalypse, one ‘This-is-not-a-telemarketer” call at a time.

Come on, who hasn’t had to awkwardly end a conversation with a telemarketer, only to find out it’s actually a well-programmed AI. You can almost see a collective sigh of relief from the nation, – unsuspecting people saved from more embarrassing phone encounters.

The FCC has waved its ban-hammer in all its glory, proclaiming AI-generated voices in robocalls as illegal. It appears Halloween came early for artificial intelligence enthusiasts, their gadget nerves twitching in anticipation, and with good reason.

Notwithstanding the measure of intense annoyance these robocalls invite, they’ve proven resourceful, especially in communicating information quickly and efficiently. But no more now, cabling you in, instantly alert that there’s a killer product on sale, or the utility bill is overdue.

The FCC’s revolutionary move was informed by the clear and present danger posed by ‘spoofing’. And no, this isn’t about abridging comic version of these calls, though that’d be something to behold. Here, it refers to tricking unsuspecting recipients into believing they are receiving a call from trusted sources, thereby obtaining sensitive information under false pretenses. Quite the techie ‘trick or treat’ feat, isn’t it?

Interestingly, the FCC ruling also took a conclusive stand against text messages generated by artificial intelligence. Clearing up any confusion, it emphasized that these, too, troupe under the ‘illegal’ category. So, the next time you feel a little lonely and want to strike up a conversation with an AI texter, think again.

In all seriousness, this move by the FCC is instrumental in fortifying consumer protection and maintaining trust in communication systems. It’s about time everyone, technophile or not, offers a hearty thumbs up to the FCC – just remember not to do it using an AI-generated voice!

Read the original article here: https://dailyai.com/2024/02/fcc-declares-ai-generated-voices-in-robocalls-are-illegal/