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Startup Speechly raises over $2M to launch natural language and speech recognition technology

Conversational technology startup Speechly has raised €2 million (US$2.2 million) in a seed funding round led by Cherry Partners, with…

 

AWS introduces innovative features for Alexa, Amazon Rekognition

Amazon Web Services has made Alexa Voice available on low-powered devices which previously did not have enough processing power to…

 

U.S. Homeland Security to hold biometrics for 259M people by 2022 and seeks new capabilities

The IDENT database held by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold biometric data from at least 259…

 

USSOCOM set to test, evaluate commercial next generation biometrics

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) earlier this month issued a Request for Information (RFI) “to gain knowledge of potential…

 

ID R&D scores lowest error rate for logical access in voice biometric spoofing challenge

The Global ASVspoof Challenge has been completed, with ID R&D announcing it achieved the highest accuracy evaluation in the logical…

 

McDonalds acquires Apprente to bring speech recognition to drive thrus

In an effort to bring speech recognition to the drive thru, McDonald’s has acquired conversational artificial intelligence startup Apprente, TechCrunch…

 

Deepfake voice technology claims first fraud victims

Criminal deepfake attacks have claimed their first victims, with a British energy defrauded of nearly a quarter-million dollars through a…

 

Passive biometric liveness detection from ID R&D adds frictionless security for voice and face

For decades the key performance measure of any biometric system was the accuracy of biometric matching. Is this the same…

 

Goodix acquires NXP voice solutions to strengthen mobile and IoT market position

Goodix has announced it is acquiring NXP Semiconductors Voice and Audio Solutions (VAS) assets to extend its biometric capabilities to…

 

Facebook and Microsoft make changes as scrutiny of AI training methods continues

Facebook is the latest company to admit to paying contractors to listen to audio recordings of its services users, with…

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