Elected leaders cracking down on AI robocall scams
As artificial intelligence continues to improve every day, robocalls are now even harder to recognize. In response, elected officials are pushing back against the growing scam tactic.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she is reintroducing the Do Not Call Act to bring stronger punishments to the people behind robocalls. This includes doubling the fines from $10,000 to $20,000.
"We're trying to get more resources to law enforcement. It's really hard,” said Sen. Gillibrand. “These are international criminal networks, highly sophisticated. And having AI be able to generate the voice of your grandson, or your sister, or your mother, is terrifying."
Gillibrand is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to track the use of AI closer.