voice recognition

Voice Tech Startup Uses Biometrics to Cut Through Noise

Voice Tech Startup Uses Biometrics to Cut Through Noise

“It’s designed to assess not just speech commands but voice biometrics, identifying that of a particular user even when a bunch of people are talking, or if there’s music or other background noise.” A new voice interaction specialist has acquired $1.8 million in seed funding to bring its technology to market. Called Yobe, the company…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory at MWC 2018

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory at MWC 2018

With the growing popularity of voice-based user interfaces and interaction, Sensory‘s technology has been widely embraced. It was in play through a number of offerings from partners like Amazon, Honeywell, Huawei, and Motorola at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and, as Sensory CEO Todd Mozer points out, it has enjoyed a repeat performance at this…

TrulySecure Now Supports IR and 3D Image Data From Time-of-Flight Cameras

TrulySecure Now Supports IR and 3D Image Data From Time-of-Flight Cameras

“Sensory says it has already teamed up with Time-of-Flight sensor makers to develop devices that can put TrulySecure’s IR and 3D capabilities into action…” Sensory Inc.’s TrulySecure facial and voice recognition system can now support infrared and 3D image data from Time-of-Flight cameras. The new functionality means that TrulySecure can authenticate users with facial recognition…

Nuance Communications Reports ‘Biometric Boom’ in Authentication Business

Nuance Communications Reports ‘Biometric Boom’ in Authentication Business

Nuance Communications says it is enjoying a ‘biometric boom’ and has hit a new milestone in adoption of its voice authentication technology. The company has announced that there are now 300 million end user customers authenticating their identities with Nuance technology, with over five billion authentication transactions process each year. Almost two dozen of Nuance’s…

Nuance Launches Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4

Nuance Launches Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4

Nuance has launched a new edition of one of its clinical use speech recognition platforms. Aimed at smaller medical practices with 24 clinicians or fewer, Nuance’s Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 is designed to speed up the process of patient documentation, and features machine learning technology that Nuance says will enable it to adapt to…

Enacomm Strikes Reseller Agreement with Telecom Consultancy

Enacomm Strikes Reseller Agreement with Telecom Consultancy

“In a statement announcing the partnership, Telvoyant CEO Kurt Amos suggested that it’s a response to changing demographics and demands from the marketplace.” A new partnership should bring voice and speech recognition technology from Enacomm to many more customers. The company has announced that it has established a reseller agreement with Florida-based telecom consulting firm…

Pindrop Announces ‘Deep Voice’ Biometric Engine

Pindrop Announces ‘Deep Voice’ Biometric Engine

Pindrop has announced a new caller identification system for the enterprise that is powered by a new biometric engine called Deep Voice. While Deep Voice is, of course, a voice recognition system, the new Pindrop Passport system combines it with behavioral analytics technology – dubbed ‘Toneprinting’ – and Pindrop’s longstanding Phoneprinting technology, which analyzes a…

CES 2018: BYTON’s Drivable Smart SUV Features Facial Recognition Access Control

CES 2018: BYTON’s Drivable Smart SUV Features Facial Recognition Access Control

“Both models use facial recognition to unlock its doors for authorized users, and to personalize in-car settings for each recognized passenger.” BYTON is showcasing its first drivable smart SUV at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. Operating on electric power, a rear-wheel drive model will support a driving range of a little under 250 miles, while…

Sensory Tech Underlies Various Voice Interaction Products at CES 2018

Sensory Tech Underlies Various Voice Interaction Products at CES 2018

A number of companies are going to be showing off devices featuring voice-based interaction at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, and in many cases Sensory Inc. technology will be the common denominator. The company has announced that versions of its TrulyHandsfree and TrulySecure solutions will be showcased at more than three dozen exhibits on the…

Byton’s Smart Car Unlocks Doors with Facial Recognition

Byton’s Smart Car Unlocks Doors with Facial Recognition

“The car features an embedded voice recognition system, and uses facial recognition to unlock car doors.” China-based smart car maker Byton is planning to unveil its flagship offering at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company’s eponymous vehicle places a heavy emphasis on its user interfaces. It features multiple display screens inside…

NEC Trains Deep Learning AI to Focus

NEC Trains Deep Learning AI to Focus

NEC has developed new technology to help facilitate deep learning in its machine vision technologies, the company has announced. The technology revolves around ‘regularization’, a concept concerning something like focus in artificial intelligence. As NEC explains, a deep learning system can become “excessively familiar” with data it is trained on, according to a statement; and…

New Partnership Enables NoPassword Multi-Factor Capabilities for ForgeRock Customers

New Partnership Enables NoPassword Multi-Factor Capabilities for ForgeRock Customers

ForgeRock is bringing enhanced authentication capabilities to its identity security platform thanks to a new partnership with NoPassword. The latter’s authentication system leverages a range of factors to identify authorized users, including biometric identification based on facial, fingerprint, iris, and voice recognition, and additional factors retrieved from a user’s mobile device including geo-location. The capabilities…

Alibaba Brings Facial and Voice Recognition to Major Shanghai Railway

Alibaba Brings Facial and Voice Recognition to Major Shanghai Railway

E-commerce firm Alibaba Group recently announced they will bring voice and facial recognition technologies to the Shanghai subway system through its affiliate Ant Financial Services group, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. This new technology will affect millions of commuters on one of the longest and furthest railway networks on the…

Google Aims To Spread Voice-Based AI Via “Artificial Intelligence Yourself” Kit

Google Aims To Spread Voice-Based AI Via “Artificial Intelligence Yourself” Kit

“These efforts are part of a larger one on Google’s part to extend the ecosystem of its artificial intelligence technology amid a general AI boom in which multiple major tech firms – Apple, Samsung, Amazon, and more – are competing.” Google is now actively encouraging tech makers and developers to build products featuring its voice-based…

Nuance Anticipates Growth in Automotive, Biometric Solutions in Fiscal Update

Nuance Anticipates Growth in Automotive, Biometric Solutions in Fiscal Update

Nuance Communications is seeing strong growth in the medical sector, and is expecting the automotive sector to lead its mobile business going forward, according to the company’s latest corporate update. The update covers the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30th. The quarter saw GAAP revenue of 465.9 million, down from $506.2 million in…

AWS Certification Could Bring Pindrop to Many More Users

AWS Certification Could Bring Pindrop to Many More Users

An important new certification could significantly expand Pindrop’s customer base. The company has announced that its eponymous call analytics solution has now been certified by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for use with Amazon Connect. Amazon Connect is aimed at providing businesses with a streamlined process for setting up a call center. Its integration of Pindrop…

AimBrain Authenticator App Now Available In BlackBerry Marketplace

AimBrain Authenticator App Now Available In BlackBerry Marketplace

The AimBrain Authenticator app is now available in the BlackBerry Marketplace, AimBrain has announced. The development means that BlackBerry Dynamics users can now easily implement AimBrain’s facial and voice recognition technology, with server-side biometric authentication ensuring that it’s the actual person being identified, and not the device. The system also incorporates a layer of behavioral…

Nations Trust Bank Uses Daon’s Biometric Tech In Two New Apps

Nations Trust Bank Uses Daon’s Biometric Tech In Two New Apps

“…both apps get the same sophisticated capabilities through Daon’s IdentityX platform, allowing users to log in via facial, fingerprint, or voice recognition.” Daon‘s flagship biometric authentication platform is being used in another bank’s mobile banking app, this time in Sri Lanka: Nations Trust Bank has announced that the technology is being used for user authentication…

Researchers Warn Speaker Recognition Vulnerable to Effective Mimics

Researchers Warn Speaker Recognition Vulnerable to Effective Mimics

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland are warning about the vulnerability of voice recognition systems to effective mimics. Their findings are outlined in a new study published in Elsevier entitled, “Acoustical and perceptual study of voice disguise by age modification in speaker verification”. Essentially, the researchers sought to see if they could fool automated…

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