Voice Recognition Archive

Advantages and disadvantages of voice biometrics

Voice biometrics is one of the most widely used systems in the world for identifying people and gaining access to buildings, bank accounts, and so on. One of the disadvantages of this type of biometrics is that it can be affected by background noises such as those found on a crowded street, airplane or public

Facial biometrics and voice registry to ensure Internet access

An English company has developed software that identifies people using a mix of facial and vocal biometrics.  Although the technology is currently in trial, it is showing a lot of promise. It is more convenient for users because they do not have to worry about remembering their passwords or paying for calls to reestablish forgotten

Voice biometrics help with remote identification of students

The new remote education programs offered by some American institutes are a breakthrough for people who cannot attend classes in person. However, they must meet certain federal mandates such as the ability to prove that the students are actually taking the classes and tests online. Voice biometrics is proving quite useful for this purpose. A

Financial institution in Mexico to replace passwords with voice recognition

Santander Bank of Mexico has announced that it will begin to phase out the use of passwords in its telephone banking services in favor of a voice recognition system. The move will make Santander the first Latin American bank to offer this high-security service. According to Marcos Martinez, Executive President of the Santander Financial Group,

Voice authentication continues its hold on the market

Over the past few years, the use of voice biometrics has tripled in banks, mobile phone operators, and other companies. According to Opus Research, spending on biometric voice authentication solutions grew 74.2% from 2011 to 2012. Over the next five years, the rate of growth is expected to reach 35%. Within the general biometrics boom,

Reinforcing voice authentication to deter fraud

Researchers from the Language Technologies Institute (LTI) of Carnegie Mellon University have developed a way to protect voice-recognition identification systems from fraud and identity theft. The system developed by computer scientist and lead researcher Bhiksha Raj traces the multiple ways in which a person speaks and converts them into hundreds of alphanumeric sequences using different