VoiceDNA is a modern product for biometric voice authentication, also used for voice analysis and audio customer service, offered by the Vietnamese startup Namitech, also known as Nami Technology.

Ho Chi Minh City-based Namitech argues that VoiceDNA is more than twice as fast as Nuance biometrics, both in terms of registration and identity verification. The software can be implemented for text-dependent and text-independent verification, and has an efficiency of detecting presentation attacks of up to 95%. The startup has just raised $2 million for its further development.

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Comparable to “Voice DNA” is the proprietary solution from BiometrIQ – VoiceToken, which provides strong, two-step voice authentication with a very high effectiveness of almost 99%, also in the case of attacks based on speech synthesis. It only takes a dozen or so seconds to verify your identity.

An interesting case of using voice biometrics in medicine. Voice biometrics restores the patient’s ability to generate speech. After a stroke, a patient (Ania) who has completely lost her speech can speak in her own voice, using a biometric avatar controlled by her mind.

This is made possible by a special implant, implanted outside the brain, that uses voice and facial biometrics to derive speech data and inferences based on cerebral assessment. An artificial intelligence algorithm trained on a recording of the patient’s wedding speech, the main one of her new voice. Cerebral interrogation when the patient talks or acts.
Ania’s avatar is animated on a graphical grid using emotion signals expressing happiness, sadness and surprise.

The creators of the implant are scientists from the University of California in San Francisco and Berkeley.

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https://www.biometricupdate.com/202309/voice-biometrics-restore-patients-ability-to-generate-speech

How much should a car know about its driver? Qualcomm announced a collaboration with SoundHound to develop and test SoundHound Chat AI for automotive. The first available voice assistant with generative AI capabilities will be added to the Snapdragon Digital Chassis concept vehicle. For example, the voice assistant will be able to find a recipe, add the necessary ingredients to a digital shopping cart and have them ready for pickup at the driver’s local grocery store at a specific time.


While AI service providers believe megaplatforms increase convenience and will change the way people live, privacy researchers call them “data-guzzling machines” that have the unparalleled power to see, listen and collect information about what they are doing and where they are driving. This is according to research by organizations responsible for privacy protection regarding the collection and use of data by automotive brands.

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Game developers strive to improve player experience by designing immersive environments. A key element of this immersion is the integration of seamless payment methods that allow players to purchase in-game items, upgrade their characters or access premium content without interrupting the flow of the game.

Fingerprint scanners and facial recognition systems are already common and provide a safe and convenient alternative to traditional systems and the use of passwords and PIN codes. Thanks to this, game fans can continuously enjoy the game thanks to biometric authentication at any stage. However, the use of behavioral biometrics in the gaming industry will allow us to go a step further – recognizing people will be possible based on their unique behaviors. These could be typing patterns or mouse movements. This means that the user’s natural interaction with the game interface will create a unique behavioral signature that can be used to authenticate the user in subsequent game sessions.

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Daon’s newly patented set of ALX algorithms for voice, face and document verification has hit the market. This technology is intended to improve the detection of voice fraud, mainly supported by artificial intelligence.
https://www.biometricupdate.com/202306/daon-adds-algorithms-to-improve-deepfake-detection-for-voice-and-face-biometrics

BiometrIQ, also as part of one of its research projects, is working on a package of solutions to increase the security of biometric systems and protect against attacks based on voice theft. Thanks to the original solution, it will be possible to determine the authenticity of the voice source with a probability of up to 99%.

BiometrIQ, a Lublin-based technology company, has selected ID R&D as its preferred vendor and strategic partner for identity verification and authentication. ID R&D’s unique technology will enable BiometrIQ to extend its portfolio of services and offer complete identity solutions that include award-winning voice biometricsand best-in-class frictionless facial and document liveness detection.

Businesses and government agencies spend trillions of dollars each year to prevent fraudulent transactions. Thousands of companies aim to replace legacy password-based authentication systems with next-generation biometrics-based technologies. Biometric authentication uses one’s inherent and unique physical and behavioural characteristics, such as face, voice, or fingerprint to verify their identity.

Biometric authentication is being rapidly adopted due to its security advantages, high reliability, and ease of use as compared to methods such as passwords. Since customers value flexibility in their authentication methods, it is important to provide them with a range of biometric alternatives.

“By incorporating ID R&D identity verification and authentication technologies into our portfolio of biometric subsystems, we are able to broaden the capabilities of our solution with best-in-class technologies that have demonstrated top-ranking performance in international challenges,” says Andrzej Tymecki, COO at BiometrIQ.

“Our customers increasingly favour virtual meetings as an outcome of recent years of COVID-related contact restrictions. Remote work opens new perspectives and advantages but also calls for new authentication methods,” adds Paweł Michocki, CEO at BiometrIQ. “Thanks to this strategic alliance with ID R&D, we are able to provide the Polish market a wide range of biometric solutions that are more secure and also more convenient. Our customers will certainly benefit from the alliance.”

ID R&D is proud to partner with BiometrIQ – one of the fastest-growing biometric companies in Poland – to reach more customers with frictionless biometric security,” commented Alexey Khitrov, CEO and Co-Founder of ID R&D. “Our IDLive® facial liveness and document liveness detection products enable BiometrIQ to protect against critical attack vectors without complicating the user experience. Our IDVoice® product includes a rich feature set and has ranked first in accuracy in several recent speaker verification algorithm challenges.

About BiometrIQ

BiometrIQ is Lublin based technology start-up, focused on advanced biometric technologies. The company runs numerous research projects aiming at development of new methods to fight fraudulent attacks in voice biometric systems. BiometrIQ activity covers complete value chain from tests and analysis to implementation of biometric systems. More at www.biometriq.pl

About ID R&D

ID R&D, a Mitek company, is an award-winning provider of AI-based voice and face biometrics and liveness detection. With one of the strongest R&D teams in the industry, ID R&D consistently delivers innovative, best-in-class biometric capabilities that raise the bar in terms of usability and performance. Their proven products have achieved superior results in industry-leading challenges, third-party testing, and real-world deployments in more than 60 countries. ID R&D’s solutions are available for easy integration with mobile, web, messaging, and telephone channels, as well as in smart speakers, set-top boxes, and other IoT devices.ID R&D is based in New York, United States. Learn more at www.irrnd.ai

Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK) is a global leader in digital access, founded to bridge the physical and digital worlds. Mitek’s advanced identity verification technologies and global platform make digital access faster and more secure than ever, providing companies new levels of control, deployment ease and operation, while protecting the entire customer journey. Trusted by 99% of U.S. banks for mobile check deposits and 7,500 of the world’s largest organizations, Mitek helps companies reduce risk and meet regulatory requirements. Learn more at www.miteksystems.co