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Barclays links Siri payments and biometrics

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September 19th, 2017

Britain’s Barclays has become the first bank in the UK to let customers make payments by simply asking Siri and following up with fingerprint authentication.

Customers can can just say, “Hey Siri! Pay 20 pounds with Barclays” you don’t need to open up the app and fill in the details, rely on Siri and use Touch ID to authenticate the payment. Read more…

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Your voice is the key to transforming the smart home

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September 18th, 2017

Voice biometrics integrated as part of a holistic conversational IoT experience will make it incredibly simple to access home security and control services, secure connected devices and data access, and personalize music, retail, content and more.

The Smart Home is officially becoming ‘smart.’ We’re entering an era where in-home hubs, systems and services can do more than just take a simple command – they can now engage in a thoughtful dialogue to accommodate our needs. So, what’s changed in just these last few years? Read more…

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Insurers slowly adopting biometrics for a more seamless experience

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September 15th, 2017

Insurance agencies are slowly working towards adopting biometric technologies such as fingerprint, voice and facial recognition to provide clients with a more seamless experience, according to a report by Information Management.

Donald Light, director of Celent America’s P&C insurance practice, said that insurance firms are considerably behind banking, technology, and security firms when it comes to implementing biometric technology. Read more…

 

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SA call centres jump on Watson bandwagon

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September 14th, 2017

The South African call centre industry has taken the front seat in the adoption of IBM’s cognitive computing system, Watson.

So said Craig Holmes, VP for cognitive solutions for IBM Middle East and Africa, speaking to ITWeb on the sidelines of the company’s Watson 2017 Summit held in Kylami today.

Watson is an artificially intelligent computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language. The supercomputer shot to fame after it beat expert “Jeopardy” quiz show contestants in 2011, and is named after legendary IBM president Thomas Watson. Read more…

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In case you missed it. Herewith a link to Paul’s interview with Cape Talk.

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September 13th, 2017
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    In case you missed it. Herewith a link to Paul’s interview with Cape Talk.

https://omny.fm/shows/early-breakfast-with-abongile-nzelenzele/safps-to-launch-shared-imposter-voice-bank-to-tigh

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In case you missed it. Herewith a link to the CNBC Africa interview with Paul Hutton

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September 13th, 2017
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    In case you missed it. Herewith a link to the CNBC Africa interview with Paul Hutton In case you missed it. Herewith a link to the CNBC Africa interview with Paul Hutton

    In case you missed it. Herewith a link to the CNBC Africa interview with Paul Hutton

https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/2017/09/08/safps-onevault-team-up-to-launch-shared-imposter-voicebank/

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BBC iPlayer could listen to check if kids in bed before showing adult programmes

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September 13th, 2017

A future version of BBC iPlayer could use voice recognition to listen to who’s in the room before suggesting programmes to watch, and may even ‘hear’ if the kids have gone to bed before offering adult programming.

BBC’s next-generation version of the on-demand streaming TV service is working with Microsoft in order to see how to integrate voice technology into its product for user interaction. In a blog by BBC’s Head of Digital Partnerships, Cyrus Saihan, he describes an experimental version of iPlayer that “uses artificial intelligence to allow individuals to sign into BBC services using their unique voiceprint and to talk to their TV to select what they want to watch”. Read more…

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What’s the Most Secure Way to Lock Your Smartphone?

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September 12th, 2017

Smartphone owners today have a plethora of ways to lock and unlock their phones: face scans, finger presses, PIN codes, location detection, and so on. Are some of these options more secure than others? And which one should you use?

First, let’s recap of what’s actually available. iPhone owners have the option of Touch ID fingerprint scans and a PIN code, which these days has to be six digits long. Rumors are swirling that the next iPhone will offer some sophisticated face recognition tech as well as, or instead of Touch ID, but we’ll have to wait until September to find out. Read more…

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Mozilla wants to hear your voice – but should you keep quiet?

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September 11th, 2017

Is voice recognition technology really something we want the open-source community to break loose from the big corporations that have developed it and held it tight? Is it technology we want to see used far and wide?

That’s certainly what Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, wants. It’s building a massive repertory of voice samples, crowdsourcing 10,000 hours of audio so anyone and everyone can use it to train and build voice apps. Read more…

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How Biometrics Will Impact Payments

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September 8th, 2017

Biometrics and authentication are two of the most discussed topics in the world of mobile payments. This interest is due to technology like Apple’s Touch ID.  According to research commissioned by Visaand Populas in 2016, two-thirds of Europeans are ready to use biometrics for secure payments. Business Insider predicts 99% of U.S. smartphones will be biometrics-enabled by 2021. Read more…

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