Voice clones are becoming incredibly lifelike
- Co-founder and CEO of Uktrainian AI startup Respeecher, Alex Serdiuk who won an Emmy for creating a deepfake Richard Nixon, developed voice clones for speech disabilities, and de-aged Mark Hamill’s vocal cords for The Mandalorian, explained the opportunities and threats of using deepfake.
- Alex Serdiuk: “And our nation is smart. We have a belief in what’s going on in our government, and if someone says that our president gave up, most of the people would check those facts — especially because the deepfake was so bad.”
- The company’s ethics statement prohibits deceptive uses of synthetic speech. The company has further pledged to never use the voice of a private person or actor without permission.
- Respeecher is also developing two technical defenses: a synthetic speech detector and audio watermarking.
- Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.
- Army SOS, which develops drones;
- Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
- Help on the Ministry of Defense website.