In November, Adobe demonstrated an experimental project they've been toying with called Voco. Voco allows you to "Photoshop" speech, changing what the speaker said to whatever you care to type. Based on a 20-minute sample of me speaking, someone could fabricate a pretty damn convincing facsimile of me saying, "I hate children" or "Earth should have a self-destruct button" or maybe even things I've never said.
Much like Photoshop, not only will it create unrealistic standards for young girls to compare their speeches to, it will be used to distort records of what happened. Here's the video of the demonstration where an Adobe employee uses it to create an audio file where Keegan-Michael Key says he kissed his comedy partner, Jordan Peele:
That clip is terrifying. And not just because gay panic is still being used for laughs. Imagine if you could type whatever you wanted the President of the United States to say and he would say it. You could wield the power of Steve Bannon without looking like a sad muppet who got locked in a wind tunnel.
Adobe claims that it has roust methods for watermarking audio generated by Voco. The idea behind that is to put an inaudible digital signature on any files manipulated by Voco so that people could tell doctored audio from the genuine article. Then again, as I write this, the current version Adobe Photoshop is the most pirated program on The Pirate Bay. So claims that they can secure their software should be taken with a grain of salt.