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Financial ID Briefing: Siri, Pay My Contacts

Financial ID Briefing: Siri, Pay My Contacts

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Siri, Be My Financial Assistant Convenience is a fundamental adoption factor in biometric FinTech, and with advances in artificial intelligence and speech recognition, we are on the verge of a major…

New Barclays App Feature Lets Users Send Money Transfers By Asking Siri

New Barclays App Feature Lets Users Send Money Transfers By Asking Siri

“…Siri represents a useful technological tool to enhance the bank’s appeal to customers who have iPhones and iPads.” Barclays has become the first bank in the world to let customers make payments by asking Siri, Apple’s voice-controlled AI assistant. The functionality comes via the Barclays Mobile Banking app, which allows users to say commands like,…

Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

Financial ID Briefing: Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Fingerprint Scanning Payment Cards Get Commercialized Smart cards continue to be the latest battleground for the fingerprint sensor integration wars, and payment applications are the popular use case fueling the fire.…

Now You Can Send P2P PayPal Transactions Via Speech

Now You Can Send P2P PayPal Transactions Via Speech

PayPal has taught Siri a new skill: Apple’s voice-based AI assistant can now send peer-to-peer money transactions using PayPal. Announcing the skill in a blog post, PayPal framed it as a development timed for the busy holiday shopping period, noting that the company’s management expects over 17 million P2P transactions to be made over its service…

Apple’s Smart Home Hub To Recognize Faces, Read Emotions: Reports

Apple’s Smart Home Hub To Recognize Faces, Read Emotions: Reports

Apple is getting ready to go head-to-head with Amazon with its own smart home hub similar to the latter’s Echo. The system will be very similar in functionality, allowing user’s to interact with it via Siri, Apple’s voice-activated AI assistant; Amazon’s devices, meanwhile, feature its Alexa system. Users will be able to control connected home…

How Do Biometrics Factor Into The iPhone 7?

How Do Biometrics Factor Into The iPhone 7?

Today marked Apple’s annual September launch event, and the Cupertino company used the highly anticipated platform to launched three major products. A new iPhone, a new Apple Watch, and wireless earbuds all made appearances as Apple went out of its way to showcase its partnerships with Nintendo and Nike. New Phone, New Watch, New ‘Phones…

As Smart Home Hub, Siri Might Recognize Your Face

As Smart Home Hub, Siri Might Recognize Your Face

Apple is working on its own version of the Amazon Echo, and it could include a facial recognition capability, according to new leaks. Like the Echo, Apple’s product is aimed at becoming an AI-infused hub for the smart home, allowing users to manipulate connected devices like lights via voice interaction. But its facial recognition capability…

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Unique Applications of Voice Recognition

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: 4 Unique Applications of Voice Recognition

On account of its flexible, software based nature, voice recognition technology is incredibly versatile in terms of potential applications. Identifying and authenticating a user via the unique qualities of her voice is contactless, quick, and easy to deploy in any scenario where a microphone is available. Here are four unique examples of voice biometrics in action…

Speech Recognition Is Leaving a Mark on Our Accents

Speech Recognition Is Leaving a Mark on Our Accents

Apple users are changing their accents to accommodate Siri, according to The Guardian’s Tom Dart. And the same applies to users of other apps designed for speech recognition; all are struggling to sound more like northern Americans to ensure that their apps can figure out what they’re saying. Speaking to Dart, Language Technologies professor Alan…