The human voice can be used by machine learning to identify a person's age, gender, ethnicity, social and economic status, and more. As you would expect, voice recognition is big business. With an increase in use raises the risk voiceprints could be used for targeted advertising or that potential criminals could seek to obtain a recording of a user saying "yes" to impersonate the user for robocall scams. As a result, researchers are investigating privacy techniques such as anonymisation or obfuscation to protect user voice data.
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