voice recognition

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…

NEC Biometric Authentication Platform Gets FIDO2 Upgrade

NEC Biometric Authentication Platform Gets FIDO2 Upgrade

NEC is upgrading its NC7000-3A server software to make the biometric authentication platform FIDO2 compliant.  The multimodal software allows clients to verify the identities of their users without sharing their biometric information beyond the authentication terminal, which means that that information is less likely to be compromised in the event of a security breach.  Previous…

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…

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…

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…

Speech and Voice Recognition Market to Hit $31.83 Billion by 2025

Speech and Voice Recognition Market to Hit $31.83 Billion by 2025

A new report from Grand View Research predicts that the market for speech and voice recognition tech will hit $31.82 billion by 2025. The rising demand for voice-activated virtual AI assistants is expected to drive much of that growth, leading to a CAGR of 17.2 percent. The banking, automotive, and healthcare sectors are expected to…

NEC’s Biometrics Tech Garners Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan has named NEC as its 2019 Biometrics Company of the Year in the Asia Pacific Region. The accolade is intended to recognize NEC’s pioneering work in multiple segments of the biometrics industry, with multimodal solutions that have integrated face, voice, iris, and fingerprint recognition alongside other forms of biometric identification. “We are…

PODCAST: Aware’s David Benini Talks On-Device Biometrics & Enterprise Security

PODCAST: Aware’s David Benini Talks On-Device Biometrics & Enterprise Security

An expert conversation on the death of the password, biometric liveness detection, and the future of identity in the workplace. It’s On-Device Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, a five-week deep dive on the authentication paradigm that’s killing passwords. That’s why, in the latest episode of The FindBiometrics & Mobile ID World Podcast, host Peter Counter sits…

Verint Provides Anti-Fraud ID Solution for VyStar Credit Union

Verint Provides Anti-Fraud ID Solution for VyStar Credit Union

The Vystar Credit Union is upgrading its contact center security with Verint’s anti-fraud technology. The latter’s Identity Authentication and Fraud Detection platform uses behavioral biometrics and voice biometrics to analyze the speech and navigation patterns of people calling into the contact center and assess the validity of a call before it ever reaches a VyStar…

Nuance Show Enterprise ‘Overachievement’ in Q2 Update

Nuance Show Enterprise ‘Overachievement’ in Q2 Update

“…Nuance emphasized that its performance exceeded the expectations of its leadership in terms of margins and earnings per share, and delivered revenues at the high end of its guidance range.” Nuance Communications has issued its results for the second quarter of 2019, illustrating a stronger than expected performance in certain areas. Effective October 1st of…

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…

Mobile Biometrics Solution Helps to Deliver Strong Q1 Results for Aware

Mobile Biometrics Solution Helps to Deliver Strong Q1 Results for Aware

Aware, Inc. has issued its results for Q1, ended March 31st, showing a strong year-over-year improvement. Revenues came in at $3.7 million, compared to revenues of $2.9 million in the first quarter of 2018. And Aware saw a net income of $228,000 for the latest quarter, compared to a loss of $495,000 in Q1 of…

AI Hiring Startup Receives $1.7 Million from Investors

AI Hiring Startup Receives $1.7 Million from Investors

The hiring startup VCV.AI has landed $1.7 million in funding to continue to develop its face and voice recognition technology. The company’s AI solution is designed to automate the hiring process, drastically reducing the amount of time it takes to screen potential candidates. “Technology has transformed so many industries and workflows, yet far too often,…

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…

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…

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