ID R&D develops text-independent multimodal biometrics chatbot solution

ID R&D has launched SafeChat, a text-independent artificial intelligence (AI) that combines keystroke dynamics, behavioral and voice biometrics to facilitate continuous, frictionless authentication for chatbots and virtual assistants. SafeChat continually authenticates the user through their voice interactions, typing mannerisms and behaviors, and facial recognition. The solution’s high-level security features do not require much participation from the end-user. ID R&D’s text-independent chatbot solution is designed to help enterprises communicate with end-users in a secure and convenient way. SafeChat incorporates behavioral, voice and

inBay to integrate VoiceTrust voice biometrics into authentication platform

Authentication solutions developer inBay Technologies has partnered with VoiceTrust by integrating VoiceTrust’s voice biometric identification capabilities into inBay’s multi-factor ‘passwordless’ authentication solution. inBay’s idQ TaaS is a highly reliable and scalable mutual identity assurance platform that enables companies to employ multi-level, multi-factor ‘passwordless’ authentication and delegated authorization solution. “I’m excited to announce our collaboration with VoiceTrust,” said Shane Young, president and CEO of inBay. “This collaboration will see two complementary technologies enhance each company’s solution. It will let inBay add

Enacomm to resell Clinc AI banking platform

Enacomm, Inc. has signed a new reseller agreement with Clinc, Inc. to deliver Finie — the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform for banking — to financial institutions across the country. As a preferred partner of Clinc, Enacomm will help extend the reach of the company’s financial AI technology, which enables users to have natural, human-like conversations with their bank accounts. Clinc’s platform uses best-in-market AI to understand natural human language and delivers timely, customized responses, ranging from insightful spending advice

Human Rights Watch raises privacy concerns over Chinese voice recognition program

China’s government is collecting “voice pattern” samples from its citizens to build a database for use with voice recognition technology, Human Rights Watch (HRW) announced in a fascinating article published Sunday. In collaboration with Chinese company iFlytek, which HRW says makes 80 percent of the country’s speech recognition technology, China’s Ministry of Public Security is working on a pilot project to identify the voices of targeted individuals in telephone conversations. “The Chinese government has been collecting the voice patterns of

Researchers using wearables to increase voice authentication security

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed new technique that allows wearables — such as a security-token necklace, ear buds or eyeglasses — to be used to eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication, according to a report by Phys.org. Researchers call sound an “open channel” that can be easily duplicated by novice impersonators and skilled hackers alike. “Increasingly, voice is being used as a security feature but it actually has huge holes in it,” said Kang Shin, the Kevin and

UK firm XMOS raises $15M in series E funding round

UK voice capture solutions firm XMOS Ltd recently raised $15M in a Series E funding round led by Infineon Technologies. In addition, existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners, Draper Esprit, Foundation Capital and Robert Bosch Venture Capital participated in the funding. The company said it intends to use the funds for its product development plans. Led by president and CEO Mark Lippett, XMOS provides a range of voice and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market by combining voice processing, biometrics and

NICE recognized by Opus as leader in biometric authentication, fraud detection

NICE has been recognized by Opus Research as one of the top tier vendors in both authentication and fraud detection using voice biometrics. The company was noted for the breadth of its contact center solutions and the depth of its integration capabilities, as well as for consistently executing its strategic vision. NICE was one of 19 companies evaluated in Opus Research’s 2017 Voice Biometrics Intelliview report, in which the company’s fraud prevention solutions were recognized for their robustness, such as

ConnexiCore to resell Enacomm’s biometric banking services

Enacomm, Inc. has signed a reseller agreement to offer its virtual personal assistant (VPA) and intelligent interactive voice response (IVR) technology to ConnexiCore’s bank and credit union clients ConnexiCore will introduce its bank and credit union clients to VPA banking and the Enacomm Financial Suite (EFS), which includes a hosted, dynamic IVR system for personalized customer interactions. “ConnexiCore’s advisory group is made up of some of the financial industry’s top experts on the technologies of today and tomorrow,” said Enacomm

Opus Research report aims to dispel fears and myths of voice biometrics

Opus Research has penned a new report addressing some of the fears and myths surrounding the use and deployment of voice biometrics. Titled “Voice Biometrics, What Could Go Wrong? Understanding threats, weaknesses, attack vectors and how to mitigate them“, the report is aimed at differentiating the real threats from the hype, as well as providing effective techniques for voice biometrics implementation. The report summarizes “Intelligent Authentication” methodologies to guide decision-makers in driving rapid deployments and accelerated adoption. Authored by Opus

Authentication system for wearables combines behavioral biometrics with voice recognition

Researchers from the College of William and Mary have published a first-of-its-kind study that reveals that combining voice and touch recognition may help to prevent hackers from accessing personal data, according to a report by IEEE Xplore. The researchers claim to be the first to combine behavioral biometrics from different dimensions, which includes touch gestures, with voice commands for use with wearable glasses. The study explores the development of a new continuous authentication system for increased privacy protection could make