voice biometrics

ID R&D Promotes Cross-Channel Integration with IDVoice Version 2.7

ID R&D Promotes Cross-Channel Integration with IDVoice Version 2.7

ID R&D has released the latest iteration of its voice recognition platform. IDVoice version 2.7 is ten times faster than its predecessor, and includes utility features that make it easier to deploy across multiple voice channels. The latter is particularly noteworthy insofar as it simplifies the biometric enrollment and authentication process for enterprise-level customers. Other…

Nuance Offers Faster Voice Authentication with New Lightning Engine

Nuance Offers Faster Voice Authentication with New Lightning Engine

Nuance Communications is releasing a new voice recognition engine that can identify a speaker in less than a second without the use of a passphrase or any other personal information. Dubbed the Lightning Engine, the AI platform is built with deep neural net technology and can be deployed in virtual assistants, smart speakers, and other…

Amazon Faces Class-Action Lawsuit for Recording Children with Alexa

Amazon Faces Class-Action Lawsuit for Recording Children with Alexa

Amazon is facing a potential class action lawsuit due to its recording policies with Alexa. According to a report in The Seattle Times, the lawsuit was filed in Seattle on behalf of a ten-year-old girl in Massachusetts, and alleges that the tech giant has been illegally recording the conversations of children without the consent of…

Voice Recognition Update Lets HomePod ID Multiple Users

Voice Recognition Update Lets HomePod ID Multiple Users

“…the multi-user feature should help Apple compete with rivals like Google Assistant, which already offers personalized functions through voice recognition.” Apple’s HomePod is getting a voice recognition update that will allow it to identify different individuals. The multi-user feature will enable the smart speaker to recognize multiple voices, which will in turn allow it to…

Behavox Adds Voice Biometrics Capability Along with Cantonese and Mandarin Support

Behavox Adds Voice Biometrics Capability Along with Cantonese and Mandarin Support

“Behavox has added voice biometrics capabilities, enabling the system to automatically identify speakers during audio analysis.” Behavox, a “People Analytics” software specialist, has integrated voice biometrics into one of its flagship solutions. With its head office in London and additional offices in New York, San Francisco, and Singapore – as well as an R&D center…

Nuance Selling Off SRS Business to Focus on Cloud, AI Efforts

Nuance Selling Off SRS Business to Focus on Cloud, AI Efforts

Nuance Communications has established a definitive agreement to sell off its India SRS division. It’s part of a larger effort on Nuance’s part to divest itself of its Subscription Revenue Services business, which is focused on mobile services in emerging markets, with the company also having recently completed the sale of its Brazil SRS division.…

INTELid Integrates ValidSoft Voice Biometrics into Blockchain Identity Platform

INTELid Integrates ValidSoft Voice Biometrics into Blockchain Identity Platform

INTELid is integrating ValidSoft’s voice recognition technology into its Digital Identity blockchain platform. The partnership will add voice biometrics to the platform’s digital identity token, allowing INTELid users to verify their identities through simple vocal interactions. “When you provide a digital identity, you want to make sure you have the most reliable and secure technology…

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…

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