voice biometrics

Speech2Face Turns Small Audio Clips Into Surprisingly Accurate Human Portraits

Speech2Face Turns Small Audio Clips Into Surprisingly Accurate Human Portraits

A team of researchers from MIT have published a paper that details the development of an algorithm that is able to recreate human faces based on a small voice sample. Dubbed Speech2Face, the algorithm was trained with millions of educational YouTube clips featuring more than 100,000 different speakers. The researchers were quick to emphasize that…

Laxton Unveils New Multimodal Biometrics Solution Ahead of SDW 2019

Laxton Unveils New Multimodal Biometrics Solution Ahead of SDW 2019

“[The Chameleon D] supports single- and two-fingerprint scanning as well as 4+4+2 slap scanning; and it’s also capable of iris and face scanning as well as voice recognition.” The government identity-focused SDW exhibition is slated to begin next week, and Laxton Group has taken the opportunity to launch a new device in its Chameleon Biometrics…

UK Tax Agency to Delete 5 Million Voice Files After GDPR Violation

UK Tax Agency to Delete 5 Million Voice Files After GDPR Violation

The United Kingdom’s tax authority has until June 5th to delete 5 million voice recordings that were used to provide biometric authentication for British citizens. The program dates back to 2017, when HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) began asking callers to use the phrase “My voice is my password” to register their voice biometrics and…

Santander Becomes Latest Big Bank to Deploy Nuance Voice Biometrics Tech

Santander Becomes Latest Big Bank to Deploy Nuance Voice Biometrics Tech

“While the system is certainly convenient for customers, it’s also delivers considerable security to the organization deploying it…” Santander is upgrading the security and convenience of its phone banking services thanks to biometric technology from Nuance Communications. The Spain-based bank has become the latest financial institution to implement voice recognition in its call center, allowing…

Interview: VBG CEO Pete Soufleris Discusses Hot Topics in Voice Biometrics

Interview: VBG CEO Pete Soufleris Discusses Hot Topics in Voice Biometrics

The mobile biometrics revolution of the last several years has helped to drive excitement about a number of modalities, with voice being one of the most prominent. Voice has emerged as a key user interface on smartphones thanks to virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, and on smart home devices via platforms like Amazon’s Alexa. People…

ISC West 2019: Aware’s Robert Brawders on Voice Biometrics and Security Trends [AUDIO]

ISC West 2019: Aware’s Robert Brawders on Voice Biometrics and Security Trends [AUDIO]

FindBiometrics is reporting live from ISC West in Las Vegas this week, bringing you biometrics news and interviews straight from the biggest converged security trade show in the Americas. Today is the second day of the ISC West exhibition and our own Director of Digital Content Susan Stover walked the floor with Robert Brawders, Sales…

Latest Version of Phonexia’s Voice Biometrics Platform Delivers Significant Enhancements

Latest Version of Phonexia’s Voice Biometrics Platform Delivers Significant Enhancements

“The time needed for voice identification has been reduced from 10 to seven seconds, while enrollment time has been brought down from 35 to 20 seconds.” Phonexia has launched the fourth generation of its Deep Embeddings biometric voice recognition platform, delivering significant improvements over the 3rd generation system. Next Generation Voice Biometrics Whereas the previous…

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Major Growth in the Far-field Voice Recognition Market

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Major Growth in the Far-field Voice Recognition Market

A new report from MarketsandMarkets suggests that the demand for far-field voice recognition tech will skyrocket in the next few years. The market is expected to jump from $969 million in 2018 to $3.5 billion by 2024 thanks to the rising popularity of smart speakers, smart TVs, and an ever-expanding range of other smart devices. North America…

New Board Member Brings Sage Experience in Financial Services to V2verify Board

New Board Member Brings Sage Experience in Financial Services to V2verify Board

Omaha-based voice biometrics specialist V2verify is welcoming a new Board member, and the appointment may signal a strengthening focus on the financial services sector. The new appointee, Grant Gregory, was a co-founder of DoubleClick Inc., a digital marketing agency that was acquired by Google in 2008. Perhaps more to the point, though, is that Gregory…

Nuance Tech Saved Clients $1B in 2018

Nuance Tech Saved Clients $1B in 2018

A lot of biometric security specialists say they can help businesses to reduce fraud and save money, but Nuance Communications is backing up its own particular value proposition with some numbers: The company says that its Nuance Security Suite saved organizations over $1 billion collectively over the course of 2018. The solution combines voice recognition,…

NICE Provides Real-Time Authentication for Vietnamese Bank

NICE Provides Real-Time Authentication for Vietnamese Bank

NICE has found another customer for its Real-Time Authentication (RTA) platform, announcing a new partnership with a domestic bank in Vietnam. The bank operates 25 branches and 30 transaction offices in the country, although the name of the financial institution was not revealed as part of the announcement. RTA is a voice recognition solution geared…

MWC 2019: ID R&D’s New Chief Product Officer Outlines a Very Busy Business

MWC 2019: ID R&D’s New Chief Product Officer Outlines a Very Busy Business

ID R&D is one of the more fast-rising AI-focused biometrics startups in the industry right now, and the company wasted no time in deploying an important new hire to this year’s Mobile World Congress. Ilya Ozerets just came to the company in December, when he was appointed as its new Chief Product Officer. That came…

Healthcare Biometrics Month: AI-Driven Diagnosis

Healthcare Biometrics Month: AI-Driven Diagnosis

At its heart, healthcare has traditionally revolved around just a couple of basic practices: Looking for signs of illness in a patient, and listening to what the patient has to say about their symptoms. But these are by no means simple undertakings. A wide range of symptoms can be difficult to detect accurately, and can…

Nuance Gets Another Bank Deployment for Voice Authentication Tech

Nuance Gets Another Bank Deployment for Voice Authentication Tech

“Once a customer has registered their voice into the system, the technology can match their voice on a live call to the biometric profile on file.” Nuance Communications has snagged another bank deployment for its voice biometrics technology. Its latest client is Kennebunk Savings, a community bank located primarily in Maine and with $1.25 billion…

CES 2019: Pindrop Announces Expansion Beyond the Call Center

CES 2019: Pindrop Announces Expansion Beyond the Call Center

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) is a big one for Pindrop, which has taken the opportunity to announce its expansion beyond the call center market. The company’s flagship solution has thus far been aimed primarily at delivering anti-fraud security to call centers, combining voice recognition with the analysis of metadata associated with inbound…

Inzenius to Adopt Voice Biometrics in Time and Attendance Solutions

Inzenius to Adopt Voice Biometrics in Time and Attendance Solutions

“The companies’ partnership reflects a broader trend underway around the world, as a growing number of businesses and other organizations opt for biometric time and attendance tracking.” Inzenius is the latest human resources management solutions provider to embrace biometric technology for time and attendance tracking. The company, which is focused on the Australia and New…

PostFinance Deploys NICE Voice Recognition Tech

PostFinance Deploys NICE Voice Recognition Tech

A major Swiss financial services provider has just deployed a voice authentication system for customers, care of NICE. The latter’s Real-Time Authentication (RTA) is aimed at call center applications, and uses voice biometrics to identify registered customers. As such, it can substantially reduce authentication times, offering greater convenience for the end user and cost savings…

Pindrop Makes a Bang in Latest Funding Round

Pindrop Makes a Bang in Latest Funding Round

“The investors are evidently excited about Pindrop’s enterprise security technology, which is designed to use a range of metrics to detect potential fraud in inbound calls, including metadata such as geolocation, background noise, and even voice recognition. “ Pindrop has brought in $90 million in its latest funding round, the company has announced. The round…

Interactions, LLC Adds Risk Scoring Tech to Call Center Platform

Interactions, LLC Adds Risk Scoring Tech to Call Center Platform

Massachusetts-based Interactions, LLC is enhancing the security of its Intelligent Voice Assistants platform through a new partnership with Next Caller. The latter specializes in phone-based fraud detection, offering a platform called VeriCall that is designed to produce a risk score for incoming calls based on the phone number and network information. Integrated into Interactions, LLC’s…

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