Voice Month: The Roundup

February has been Voice Month at FindBiometrics, a four week investigation of the modality that authenticates by listening to how we sound. All month through our featured articles, our industry news coverage and a special webinar presentation,  we have been taking a look at everything that’s special about using handsfree authentication everywhere from the car, to the call center, to the online store.

Join us as we take a look back on what made Voice Month worth tuning in for.

The Sound Of A Revolution

rp_FindBioMetrics_300X250.gifWe began Voice Month with a primer on the topic, preparing for the coming festivities with an overview of the modality and a collection of the most relevant news items from the past year. In week two we explored a major aspect of voice recognition technology, its place in an increasingly multi-modal biometric world, and we highlighted the authentication method’s impressive ability to carve out niches in application.

In week three we moved on to look at five real and diverse areas of application in voice recognition. From the developer market, to the call center, to finance and beyond, last week’s list article demonstrated the famous versatility of voice biometrics.

Voice Month: The Primer

Voice Month: The Place For Voiceprints

Voice Month: 5 Unique Applications of Voice Biometrics

The Featured Presentation

HNCK1308-1300x866In week three of Voice Month we hosted a special webinar titled “Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future”. Featuring an introductory presentation from Dan Miller, lead analyst and founder of Opus Research, the Voice Month webinar was hosted by FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill and featured an expert panel: Jesus Aragon, vice president of corporate business development and marketing at AGNITiO; Julia Webb, executive vice president of sales and marketing at VoiceVault; and  Alexey Khitrov, president and CEO of SpeechPro USA.

The live discussion built on the topics explored in the Voice Month featured articles and was attended by an audience of over 250. A recording of the full event can be found by following the link below.

Webinar: Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future

Did You Hear The News?

Social MediaVoice recognition is on the uptick, and in case you haven’t already garnered that from the above featured content, February was also filled with applicable industry news. True to form, the voice-focused news touched on a wide range of applications. We saw voice biometrics in the cockpit of a plane, used for financial services and even as the subject of some Facebook centered speculation.

The following are some of the top voice biometrics industry news items from February.

Investors’ Ears Perked for Voice-Based Anti-Fraud Company

Voice Recognition to Give Pilots the Star Trek Experience

Nuance and OneVault Deliver Voice Biometrics to South African Bank

Inference Studio Platform Integrates ArmorVox Voice Authentication

Facebook Voice Recognition Acquisition Provokes Speculation

 

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And so Voice Month comes to a close. Stay posted to FindBiometrics throughout March as our own Peter O’Neill reports live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for Mobile Month.

Voice Month at FindBiometrics was made possible thanks to our sponsors: AGNITiO, VoiceVault and SpeechPro USA.

February 25, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter