voice recognition

New Partnership to Explore Voice Biometrics-Based Medical Diagnosis

New Partnership to Explore Voice Biometrics-Based Medical Diagnosis

A Singapore-based provider of a digital healthcare platform is looking into the potential of speech recognition and voice biometrics to improve healthcare services. Called Doctor Smart, the company has teamed up with a language technology specialist called LangNet in what it calls a “first step” toward its voice-based research. Part of the aim is to alleviate…

Aculab Launches Voice Recognition API

Aculab Launches Voice Recognition API

“VoiSentry is designed as a scalable speaker verification system that is simple to install and integrate and can be deployed on the customers platform of choice.” – Ian Colville, Product Manager, Aculab UK-based Aculab has announced a new voice authentication solution for the enterprise. Called “VoiSentry”, it’s an API solution aimed at letting clients deploy voice…

FST Biometrics to Shut Down: Report

FST Biometrics to Shut Down: Report

Israel-based FST Biometrics is shutting down its operations, according to a new report in Haaretz. The organization is known for its In Motion Identification, or “IMID”, solution, which is designed to use face scanning and gait recognition to identify individuals as they approach doors and other checkpoints, allowing authorized personnel to seamlessly gain access. The…

Canadian Authorities to Track Unverified Refugees with Voice Recognition

Canadian Authorities to Track Unverified Refugees with Voice Recognition

“With biometric voice recognition, the CBSA agents will be able to ensure that they really are in contact with their charges in situations where probation-type monitoring would require extensive or strenuous travel.” Canadian border authorities are looking to yet more biometric solutions to managing ensuring security, with the announcement that they will use voice recognition…

Forrester Consulting Study Finds 191% ROI for Bank’s Biometric Security

Forrester Consulting Study Finds 191% ROI for Bank’s Biometric Security

Nuance Communications‘ biometric authentication technology offers some major cost savings to organizations that deploy it, and the company has proof. Nuance commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an independent case study pertaining to one of its major bank customers. The study found that Nuance Security Suite, which uses voice, facial, and behavioral recognition to identify end…

BRIEF: Society Begins to Grapple with Ethics of Biometrics

BRIEF: Society Begins to Grapple with Ethics of Biometrics

Like pretty much any other groundbreaking technology, biometrics has long carried the promise of great social benefit and the risk of potential abuse. It has always been exciting and controversial. But those qualities have only intensified as biometric technologies have advanced in their sophistication. Today, systems are emerging that can identify people through public security…

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

“What’s more, the system is highly accurate, offering an Equal Error Rate of 0.3 percent on microphones and 0.6 percent for speech collected through a telephone.” ID R&D has upgraded IDVoice, its voice recognition system. The company says that IDVoice can now identify a speaker within one to two seconds of natural speech, making it…

TrulySecure is Used For Authentication in Over Two Dozen Banking Apps

TrulySecure is Used For Authentication in Over Two Dozen Banking Apps

“Operating through a standard mobile device, TrulySecure combines facial and voice recognition to identify the end user. It’s now being used in mobile apps from a number of financial services providers including Alior, Banorte, ICICI, Maybank, Mizuho Bank, and Qatar Islamic Bank.” Sensory Inc. is celebrating the growing ubiquity of its TrulySecure platform, announcing that…

Interpol Nears Completion of Voice Identification System

Interpol Nears Completion of Voice Identification System

Interpol is currently in the final stages of the development of an international voice biometrics database to be shared with member police agencies. Called the Speaker Identification Integrated Project, it includes voice samples from 192 law enforcement agencies, and is designed to let Interpol members and affiliates use voice recognition technology to match suspects against…

UK Tax Authority Under Fire Over Use of Voice Biometrics

UK Tax Authority Under Fire Over Use of Voice Biometrics

“The HMRC, for its part, has responded to the criticism by noting that registration in its voice authentication system is voluntary, that identifying information is stored separately from the voice templates…” Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK’s equivalent of the IRS, is coming under fire from at least one privacy rights group over…

Nuance Brings Biometric Caller Identification to Czech Republic

Nuance Brings Biometric Caller Identification to Czech Republic

“The technology replaces passwords and security questions, operating as the bank’s customers speak with its service representatives.” The Czech Republic’s biggest bank is now the country’s first to use voice authentication for customers, thanks to Nuance Communications. The company has announced that Česká spořitelna is now using its Security Suite solution to verify customers’ identities when…

Chinese Biometrics Competition Runs on Star Power

Chinese Biometrics Competition Runs on Star Power

China-based online entertainment service provider iQIYI has announced a new competition aimed at pushing the boundaries of video-based biometric identification. It’s called the “Celebrity Video Identification Challenge”, and it will test various AI systems on their ability to identify a celebrity, whether it’s by face, voice, gait, or some other consistent metric. iQIYI says it…

Samsung SDS Further Bolsters its Biometric Capabilities

Samsung SDS Further Bolsters its Biometric Capabilities

Samsung SDS is padding out its Digital Identity Platform with technology from New York-based ID R&D, with the latter announcing that its IDVoice and IDBehave solutions have been integrated into the system. As its name suggests, IDVoice is a voice recognition system designed for user authentication. Explaining the system’s utility in Nexsign, the FIDO-certified mobile authentication…

TrulyHandsfree Brings Wake Words to Hospitality

TrulyHandsfree Brings Wake Words to Hospitality

“…Roxy suggested that this functionality could help to prevent the kind of wake word error that recently resulted in a couple’s private conversation being recorded and sent to an acquaintance.” A voice-based AI assistant designed for hotel rooms will get a little smarter thanks to Sensory‘s wake word solution, TrulyHandsfree. Roxy is essentially a kind…

Biometric Banking to Generate $4.8B in Revenues by 2023: Goode Intelligence

Biometric Banking to Generate $4.8B in Revenues by 2023: Goode Intelligence

Goode Intelligence is predicting some serious growth for biometric technology in the banking sector. In a new report entitled “Biometrics for Banking: Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2018-2023 – Second Edition,” the market research firm predicts that by the end of 2020, 1.9 billion bank customers around the world will be using…

Crossmatch Gets New DigitalPersona Distributor

Crossmatch Gets New DigitalPersona Distributor

“The DigitalPersona platform supports multiple biometric factors, including fingerprint, facial, and voice recognition, as well as more traditional authentication mechanisms like passwords, PINs, and security questions.” Crossmatch has acquired a new distribution partner for its DigitalPersona multi-factor authentication platform. A provider of virtual work environments and cloud solutions, Accordant Technology also assists its clients with…

INTERVIEW: Daon EMEA & APAC President Clive Bourke at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Daon EMEA & APAC President Clive Bourke at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

As one of the earliest pioneers of consumer-facing mobile biometric authentication, Daon is now a widely established player in this growing part of FinTech. Its IdentityX platform, which offers a number of modalities for end user authentication including facial, fingerprint, and voice recognition, has been embraced by a range of financial services institutions including Mastercard,…

VOX Network Solutions Becomes Enacomm’s Latest Distribution Partner

VOX Network Solutions Becomes Enacomm’s Latest Distribution Partner

“We are especially excited for Enacomm’s innovations in voice biometrics, voice eSignatures and how they integrate with the trend in Personal Virtual Assistants.” – Chanley Geveshausen, VP of Customer Digital Experience, VOX Network Solutions VOX Network Solutions, a California-based provider of contact center, security, managed services, and consulting solutions, has become Enacomm’s newest distribution partner. The…

Jibo Smart Speaker Recognizes Your Family With Face Biometrics

Jibo Smart Speaker Recognizes Your Family With Face Biometrics

“The table lamp-sized device is equipped with a camera and facial recognition technology allowing it to personally identify the different members of a household…” A Boston-based tech company is aiming to shake up the Alexa- and Google-dominated smart speaker market. Called Jibo, the company’s eponymous offering was launched last October, and has now been upgraded…

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