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Your AI Clone Can Fool Family, Your Bank, But Not Your Video Meeting

By Wall Street Journal

You can pay companies to create video and audio versions of yourself using generative artificial intelligence. But how well does it work? WSJ senior personal tech columnist Joanna Stern joins host Zoe Thomas to explain what it was like to work with her AI clone, and why it has her worried. Illustration: Amogh Alva Vaz/WSJ

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