December 20, 2012 -
Opus Research has announced that its 9th Voice Biometrics Conference (VBC) will be held in San Francisco from May 8-9, 2013.
The VBC showcases applications that enable people to make use of voice biometrics, and is also a place where executives annually meet to share their experiences and lessons-learned from deploying these technologies in their communications and security fabrics.
“Discussions and presentations at Voice Biometrics Conference-Singapore were both thought-provoking and pragmatic,” Dan Miller, Sr. Analyst at Opus Research and Conference Chair said. “The efficacy of core voice biometric technology was a given. Now people are looking for practical advice to prepare their IT infrastructures and organizations for the transition to voice-based authentication technologies and workflows.”
Topics under discussion for inclusion in VBC 2013-San Francisco include: password replacements, fraud profiles, virtual assistants, accuracy, multi-factor authentication, mobile, law enforcement and compliance.
As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, voice biometric deployments are becoming increasingly common. The National Australia Bank (NAB) recently opted to use voice recognition technologies for the verification of its customers. The decision was made, as the company suggests voice biometrics are more secure and reliable than fingerprinting.
Likewise, according to the Inland Revenue Service in New Zealand, over 400,000 people in the country have registered in the past year to use a voiceprint system to verify their identity over the phone.