Why Voice Verification is the Future of Authentication

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March 16th, 2018

Fraudsters have never been as sophisticated as they are today, and so the pressure on businesses to verify the legitimacy of their customers is of the utmost importance. This is now especially pertinent with Cifas, the independent fraud association, having revealed that a record 89,000 cases of identity fraud took place in the UK during the first half of the calendar year. Read more…

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Nuance reveals advances to voice biometrics solution

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March 15th, 2018

Voice biometrics firm Nuance has added new features to its key software offerings.

The firm said it has released the next generation of Security Suite and added a key advancement to the Nuance Omni-Channel Customer Engagement Platform. Read more…

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Nuance Biometric Security Turns Your Body Into an Authentication Tool

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March 14th, 2018

You already know how to tell the difference between someone you know well, perhaps your spouse or long-time friend and a stranger that might try to impersonate them. You recognize the timbre of their voice, the speech patterns that are unique to them. You know little characteristics like how they hold a phone or how they hold a pen when they write. Perhaps you even know their touch or their scent. Read more…

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Nuance announces voice biometrics solution hits over 300 million consumers.

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March 13th, 2018

Nuance has announced that its voice biometrics solution has hit a milestone with over 300 million consumers using its technology.

The firm said that a growing list of leading enterprises are leveraging Nuance biometrics, including the Australian Taxation Office, ICICI Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Santander, TalkTalk, and Vodafone Turkey. Read more…

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Voice biometrics could play a role in a new Australia payments system.

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March 12th, 2018

Voice biometrics firm Nuance says its tech could play a role in a new Australia payments system.

From next month, Australians will be able to transfer money from one person to another in near real-time, using an email address or phone number, rather than the traditional BSB or account number process. Read more…

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ING deploys voice biometrics banking app

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March 9th, 2018

Dutch bank ING has launched a voice biometrics-enabled banking app in Australia.Australian banking customers can now request their bank balances by asking Siri.

The newest feature from ING — which has more than 1.2 million customers nationally — is the first of many more voice-activation services set to become available to customers. Read more…

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Forget Face ID. The Future of Secure Authentication Is Your Voice

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March 8th, 2018

What does your voice really say about you? More than the human brain can even conceive, it turns out. Your voice offers hints about your mood, social status, upbringing, age, ethnicity, weight, height, and facial features—plus information about the environment around you. Read More…

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Goode Intelligence predicts biometrics will power keyless vehicle entry, more secure payments in 2018

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March 7th, 2018

The global biometrics market may experience a brief “plateau” or “dip” in 2018 as “the industry pauses to catch its breath” after four years of strong growth, according to Goode Intelligence.

The market research firm’s 2018 Biometric Industry Predictions include more mobile device OEMs following Apple with 3D facial recognition systems, while further innovation in mobile device fingerprint integration to allow larger touchscreens with no physical home button could involve ultrasound or optical fingerprint sensors. Read more…

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Nuance adds enhanced voice biometrics to Dragon Drive automotive platform

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March 6th, 2018

Nuance Communications has announced the addition of several new capabilities to its Dragon Drive automotive system, including enhanced audio processing technology for improved voice biometrics.

Dragon Drive’s new “Just Talk” feature allows vehicle occupants to engage with the “automotive assistant” without pressing a button or speaking a specific word to activate it, while the enhanced multi-passenger allows multiple passengers to interact with the automotive assistant at the same time. Read more…

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Goode Intelligence makes 2018 biometric industry predictions

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January 25th, 2018

Biometric industry consultancy Goode Intelligence has highlighted upcoming trends for this year.

In a blog post, the firm wrote that it believes that after four stellar years of growth for the biometrics industry, 2018 may well be a year when the industry pauses to catch its breath, as “a brief plateau to enable the industry to iron out some of its wrinkles”.

“It is, after all, common for an emerging area of technology to encounter a temporary dip in its growth as excessive expectations are tempered by the realities of immature systems”, wrote GI. Read more…

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