Artificial intelligence (AI) teams at Baidu, China's equivalent of Google, have created a program that can clone voices after only a few seconds of analysis using a neural network. This AI is not only capable of imitating a voice it has heard but also of changing its gender or accent, as demonstrated in these recordings.

This innovation could be used for mute individuals, personal digital assistants, or translation services. However, in the wrong hands, this voice cloning technology could be used for fraud.