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Siri Payments from Barclays is State-of-the-Art, For Better and Worse

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September 26th, 2017

Barclays UK has certainly upped the ante through the fusion of payments with existing Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and biometric authentication resources. Launched with a late August update of Barclays mobile banking app, customers can now tell Apple’s mobile personal assistant Siri to “Pay Aunt Maude 150 pounds;” that is, as long as “Aunt Maude” is a registered payee associated with the account, and the iPhone in use supports TouchID.

This is not the long-prophesied “Tipping Point” for voice-enabled person-to-person (P2P) payments. However, it does represent the most “state-of-the-art” (if you consider that a relative term) implementation of a voice-first assistant to carry out payment instructions. read more

 

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South African anti-fraud group launches voicebank

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September 25th, 2017

An anti-fraud group in South Africa plans to tackle voice biometric spoofing through the use of a “voicebank”.
The South African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) initiative will be piloted with select participants before rolling out nationally.
SAFPS is partnering on the initiative with leading voice biometric authentication solutions provider, OneVault.

“Voice Biometrics is an authentication solution that is similar to a fingerprint in that it represents an individual’s biological construct and is therefore difficult to emulate,” says Paul Hutton, OneVault CEO. read more

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Australian Bank, ANZ adds voice biometrics to mobile app

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September 22nd, 2017

ANZ has added a Voice ID function to its Grow by ANZ app, allowing customers to authorise fund transfers of more than $1000 and BPAY payments of more than $10,000 without a PIN or password.

ANZ said it intends to roll the technology out to other digital channels.

The service uses technology from Nuance, which also provides voice biometrics technology to the Australian Taxation Office. read more

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Voice biometrics improving Australian Taxation Office call center service

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September 20th, 2017

After launching its voice biometric authentication service in 2014, the Australian Taxation Office has enrolled nearly three million taxpayers for the service to make it one of the most successful initiatives across the federal government, according to a report by IT News.

Developed by Nuance to improve the ATO’s call center experience, the service has since expanded to the ATO mobile app, and could ultimately be incorporated into the whole-of-government GovPass identity platform being developed by the Digital Transformation Agency. Read more…

 

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

    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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