‘Vocal Terrorism’
Posted: 17 September 2007 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Computers could mimic human speech so perfectly that vocal terrorism could be a new threat in 10-15 years’ time, scientists suggest.
In the future, it may be possible to mimic someone’s voice exactly after recording just one sentence.
Such technologies would pose a danger if it were not possible to verify who was speaking, researchers believe.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6994595.stm

It’s a rather worrying thought…

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Posted: 17 September 2007 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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We really will have to use other identifiers then that may require us to actually go to the geographic location where information needs to be given or a way to verify dna, retina etc. via computer as well as vocal.

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Posted: 17 September 2007 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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This is just how Data took over the Enterprise that one time!!!

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So I can just type anything and it will show up here?

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Posted: 17 September 2007 07:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I notice a lot of computers coming out nowadays with fingerprint scanners built in.  It might be possible to associate the voice print with a fingerprint for verification.  It would be a lot harder for a computer to mimic a fingerprint if a physical input at the other end is required.  Mind you with technology today i guess that could be done if someone put their mind to it.

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