As voice cloning technology has become ever more effective, it is of increasing interest to actors… and cybercriminals.

When Tim Heller first heard his cloned voice he says it was so accurate that “my jaw hit the floor… it was mind-blowing”.

Voice cloning is when a computer program is used to generate a synthetic, adaptable copy of a person’s voice.

From a recording of someone talking, the software is able to then replicate his or her voice speaking any words or sentences that you type into a keyboard.

Such have been the recent advances in the technology that the computer generated audio is now said to be unnervingly exact. The software can pick up not just your accent – but your timbre, pitch, pace, flow of speaking and your breathing.

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