An article in The Economic Times (India)states that voice biometrics is not yet a viable option for logging on mobile devices such as computers and smart phones. The author claims that these devices are not sophisticated enough to handle biometric technology. I don’t know if that’s the case.
What I do know is that embedded voice biometrics, where enrollment and verification functionality is self-contained, is a natural fit for smart phones and other devices with a microphone. Additionally, several voice biometrics vendors (e.g., PerSay) are actively engaged in developing embedded solutions.
One company, Sensory, Inc., based in Sunnyvale, CA, has been providing embedded voice biometrics solutions to the toy and robotics industry for years. I’ve seen this technology in use in a toy voice activated biometric-safe. According to Sensory’s Website, their product’s “equal error rate (where the probability of an incorrect acceptance equals that of an incorrect rejection) ranges between 0.01-7% depending on the number of words and whether the passwords are known to the fraudster.”
I’m certain that, in the not too distant future, we’ll have a robust voice biometrics solution which can be embedded in a variety of mobile devices.
5 months ago