⚙️Voice cloning is our new reality

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In today’s newsletter:

  • 👻Snapchat MyAI: People really don’t like it

  • 🎵Voice Cloning: Thus far, a double-edged sword

  • ⚖️EU Legislation: EU

  • 🪵AI Tool PrevisIA: Prevent Amazon deforestation

  • 📰 24/7/365 News: Chinese AI News Anchor

  • 🤝 G7 Agrees: 'Risk-Based' AI Regulation is imminent


Snapchat’s My AI Raising Concerns

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Imagine if our trusty smartphones could suddenly sprout legs and walk away. That's the level of concern some users have expressed about Snapchat's AI chatbot, My AI, as it struts onto the digital stage, dazzling with its futuristic prowess while raising eyebrows over security and privacy.

Indeed, AI chatbots like My AI can be helpful digital sidekicks, offering a wealth of information and creative inspiration at our fingertips. However, the integration of AI into our daily lives has opened a Pandora's box of potential problems.

Vanderbilt Computer Science Professor Doug Schmidt warns that Snapchat's My AI, like other AI technologies, can be misused to exploit users' personal information. By sharing private details with chatbots, users might unknowingly provide valuable data to bad actors, who could then impersonate trusted individuals, spread propaganda, or entice users into costly decisions.

Moreover, the AI chatbot's capability to generate convincing and human-like responses, even if they're completely false, highlights the need for users to approach AI interactions with caution. Snapchat openly acknowledges that My AI's responses may include biased, incorrect, harmful, or misleading content. Users must be vigilant and discerning in their AI interactions.

As we interact with My AI on Snapchat, we must prioritize privacy by not sharing personal information with it. After all, there's no guarantee that our digital conversations with My AI will remain confidential, and this information might be misused in ways that negatively affect users.

Snapchat's My AI chatbot raises valid security and privacy concerns that users must consider. As we navigate the brave new world of AI integration, let's exercise caution, maintain a healthy skepticism, and never forget the importance of human connections. The best defense against AI's potential pitfalls, especially in the context of Snapchat's My AI, is our own vigilance and common sense.


The Future of the Music Industry: A Double-Edged Sword?

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Over the past few weeks, voice-cloning technology has been making headlines. It's evolving at an unprecedented pace, producing increasingly lifelike and convincing voices. While this technology offers exciting possibilities for the music industry, it also raises concerns about its potential misuse.

One example of the growing popularity of AI-generated music is TikTok producer "ghostwriter977," who recently released "Heart on My Sleeve," a song featuring AI-generated vocals of Drake and The Weeknd. However, this viral sensation was short-lived, as the artists' record companies quickly had it removed from platforms.

In contrast, singer Grimes has openly embraced the use of her voice in AI-generated songs, announcing in a recent tweet, offering a 50/50 royalties share with creators of successful tracks using her vocals.

Other implications: An Arizona family experienced the darker side of voice cloning when they received a hoax kidnapping and ransom call that used AI to mimic their daughter's voice. With similar stories appearing on TikTok and other social platforms, there's growing concern about the potential harm of AI-powered scam calls. The Federal Trade Commission recommends establishing a safe word with loved ones to distinguish real emergencies from scams.

We tested it out and the results were shocking - more on that in an upcoming article!


⚖️ EU poised to pioneer groundbreaking AI legislation in 2023

EU tech regulation chief Margrethe Vestager anticipates a political agreement in 2023, paving the way for the world's first major AI legislation.

🪵 AI Tool PrevisIA Aims to Prevent Amazon Deforestation

Researchers at environmental nonprofit Imazon have created an AI platform called PrevisIA to predict and prevent deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, focusing on high-risk areas such as the Triunfo do Xingu conservation area.

📰 Chinese AI News Anchor Works 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year

China has revealed its latest digital news anchor, an artificial intelligence powered “woman” that delivers news 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The AI anchor is based on a real-life female reporter and can generate realistic facial expressions and gestures

🤝 G7 Agrees on 'Risk-Based' AI Regulation Amid Privacy and Security Concerns

G7 digital ministers agreed on adopting a "risk-based" regulation on artificial intelligence that preserves an open environment for AI development, while addressing privacy concerns and security risks. The consensus highlights the importance of governing AI based on democratic values, as European lawmakers work on introducing an AI Act.


  • ElevenLabs: Multilingual speech-to-text (link)

  • Jasper: AI copywriting and content generator (link)

  • Adobe Podcast: Audio recording,


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