Worries about deepfake voice fraud may be slowing the adoption of voice as identification, according to a new survey produced by biometric security and technology startup ID R&D. Two-thirds of adults in the United States said they are concerned that someone could use mimic their voice well enough to illicitly access accounts linked to a vocal ID. ID R&D conducted the survey through YouGov in early December this year. The collected data was then weighted to represent all U.S. adults.
Vocal identification is becoming more common, with banks and other businesses starting to use voice AIs to recognize individuals and give them access to their accounts without needing to use a password or personal details. The convenience is attractive, but interest is often tinged by fear of voice identity theft.