The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the Voice Cloning Challenge to prevent the misuse of AI-enabled voice cloning technology for fraud and other harms. The challenge aims to promote the development of ideas that protect consumers from the negative effects of voice cloning. The FTC will use its enforcement authority to target companies that misuse technology to harm consumers. The challenge seeks submissions that address prevention or authentication, real-time detection or monitoring, or post-use evaluation of voice cloning technology. Submissions can be made online from January 2 to January 12, 2024, and the winner will receive a $25,000 prize. This challenge is part of the FTC’s efforts to address consumer problems through innovative solutions.