speech recognition

Pebble Smartwatch To Feature Nuance Tech

Pebble Smartwatch To Feature Nuance Tech

Users of Pebble smartwatches are about to get a little more control over their devices; Nuance Communications voice command technology is coming to Pebble Smartwatches. It’s available immediately for the Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel devices, and on November 8th it will come to American users of the Pebble Time Round. The integration will…

Apple Acquires VocalIQ

Apple Acquires VocalIQ

Apple has acquired a UK-based startup that could help it to further enlighten Siri, the virtual assistant built into Apple’s mobile devices. Called VocalIQ, the startup specializes in artificial intelligence, and more specifically in areas related to voice-based interaction. Neither company has disclosed concrete details about the deal – not the monetary terms, nor future…

Siri Now Equipped With Voice Recognition

Siri Now Equipped With Voice Recognition

Apple’s newest iPhones are equipped with some pretty advanced voice and speech recognition technology, as beta testers had surmised. The Siri virtual assistant installed on the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus is now able to identify a speaker, activating only when the person addressing it is the device’s authorized user. It’s also a means…

The Biometric Ring: Apple Files Patent

The Biometric Ring: Apple Files Patent

Apple has filed a US patent application for a new kind of wearable device: A smart ring. Dubbed the iRing by AppleInsider, the design suggests a device similar in its functionality to the recently launched Apple Watch, but on a smaller scale. The iRing would feature a small screen, a computer engine, and some biometric capabilities.…

Google Drastically Improves Its Speech Recognition

Google Drastically Improves Its Speech Recognition

Google has drastically improved its speech recognition technology, the company’s Speech Team has announced. In a new blog post, the team members details how they improved the technology to make Google voice analysis both more accurate and faster. Essentially, the team has refined the Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) that replaced the 30-year-old Gaussian Mixture Model…

Google Adds Speech Recognition to Docs

Google Adds Speech Recognition to Docs

Google has added some major new features to Google Docs for Android users. The web services now allow integrated google searches, automatic chart generation, and speech recognition. It allows for a much-improved user experience on Android smartphones. Information can be googled directly from the app and data can be dropped into spreadsheets on the fly, with…

News Roundup: Welcome To National ID Month

News Roundup: Welcome To National ID Month

Last week at FindBiometrics we welcomed in September by kicking off National ID Month. In the Industry news we saw headlines from around the world in law enforcement, border control, attendance tracking and more, spanning all sorts of modalities. Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in identity management: National ID Month September…

Manulife Implements Nuance Voice and Speech Recognition

Manulife Implements Nuance Voice and Speech Recognition

Canadian financial services firm Manulife has implemented a speech and voice recognition system for customer identification. In doing so Manulife says it has become the first company in Canada to introduce both natural language understanding and voice biometric technologies in one system, which it calls an interactive voice response (IVR) system. The new IVR system…

News Roundup: Education, Facial Recognition, Innovation

News Roundup: Education, Facial Recognition, Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics we began our featured look at biometrics in education while facial recognition was the modality that made the most headlines. That was partially thanks to some continued industry controversy, which we covered as consumer and government applications rounded out the news. Education and Identity August marks the start of back to…

TrulyHandsfree 4.0 Uses Deep Learning to Filter Noise

TrulyHandsfree 4.0 Uses Deep Learning to Filter Noise

Sensory, Inc. has launched a new version of its TrulyHandsfree speech recognition system. In addition to a number of other improvements, TrulyHandsfree 4.0 boasts of deep learning technology that allows it to be as much as 80 percent more accurate than the previous iteration of the system. The system is designed to recognize speech for…

SpeechPro Biometrics Keep Health Spaces Safe

SpeechPro Biometrics Keep Health Spaces Safe

Today, SpeechPro USA announced that, along with healthcare tech provider PenRad, it has pioneered a touchless data entry solution aimed at the healthcare market – specifically hospitals and clinics. A combination of SpeechPro’s voice biometrics and PenRad’s Applicadia technology provides a multifaceted solution for healthcare professionals that, among its many benefits, mitigates the spread of disease within…

Bio-Metrica Announces Multi-Modal ID Management Platform

Bio-Metrica Announces Multi-Modal ID Management Platform

Florida-based Bio-Metrica has announced a new biometric identity management platform. Called the Biometric Identification Infrastructure, or BII, it’s a web-based framework that can keep track of various biometric and non-biometric data. The company has gone for a comprehensive approach. BII is able to keep track of biometric face, iris, speech, signature, iris, and vein data,…

Australian Tax Agency Uses Nuance Tech to Identify Callers

Australian Tax Agency Uses Nuance Tech to Identify Callers

Technology from Nuance Communications in enabling Australia’s first voice biometrics call center deployment, the company has announced. The system has been implemented by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Installed in collaboration with network services company Optus, the voice biometrics system completed its first phase back in September of last year, when Nuance’s VocalPassword was implemented…

Sensory’s TrulySecure Can Tell Who’s Talking

Sensory’s TrulySecure Can Tell Who’s Talking

Sensory, Inc. has released a new SDK that allows devices and applications to dynamically switch user profiles via voice recognition. Called TrulySecure, the SDK is available for device integration as either text dependent or text independent. The technology supports multiple user profiles and is able to distinguish between each associated voice; and the more it’s…

Speech and Voice Recognition Market To Hit $5.1 Billion

Speech and Voice Recognition Market To Hit $5.1 Billion

Market analysts at Tractica are predicting massive growth for the speech and voice recognition market. In a new report, the market intelligence firm predicts that the global market for this biometric modality will grow from $249 million to $5.1 billion by the year 2024. That reflects an annual growth rate of 40 percent (CAGR) over…

Sensory Unveils TrulyNatural, To Be Used By Robot

Sensory Unveils TrulyNatural, To Be Used By Robot

Sensory, Inc. announced yesterday the release of TrulyNatural, a client-based large vocabulary speech recognition platform. Designed to be natural, fast, scalable, flexible and accurate, TrulyNatural, according to  a press release issued by Sensory, “offers substantive advantages over cloud-based solutions”. Initially released with support for eight languages, with three more slated for support in the coming year,…

Voice Month: 5 Unique Applications of Voice Biometrics

Voice Month: 5 Unique Applications of Voice Biometrics

It’s week three of Voice Month here at FindBiometrics in which we are exploring the world of hands free authentication through our featured articles and upcoming webinar. If you’ve read our previous featured articles on voice biometrics, you will have likely come to the conclusion that the modality of the month is nothing if not…

Samsung To Users: Your New TV Is Listening

Samsung To Users: Your New TV Is Listening

Owners of new Samsung Smart TVs are being advised to avoid personal conversations near the TVs, according to an article in The Telegraph by Dan Hyde and Victoria Ward. The TV’s voice recognition software could pick up ambient speech and transmit it “to a third party”. The purpose of the TV’s voice recognition software is…

Facebook Voice Recognition Acquisition Provokes Speculation

Facebook Voice Recognition Acquisition Provokes Speculation

Facebook has purchased a voice recognition startup and may add it to its arsenal of technologies gathering data on its users. The acquisition, reported last month in a Wall Street Journal article by Reed Albergotti, saw the social network giant buy Wit.ai for an undisclosed amount. The most obvious uses of Wit.ai’s technology would be…

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