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Daon Technology Deemed Ideal For Credit Unions

Daon Technology Deemed Ideal For Credit Unions

Daon has received the Best in Show Award from the CUNA Technology Council for its IdentityX mobile authentication platform, which uses multiple factors – biometric and otherwise – to confirm user identity. The company was awarded during the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) earlier this month in Washington, DC. The Best of Show Award is…

Alipay to Use Facial Recognition for mPayment Authentication

Alipay to Use Facial Recognition for mPayment Authentication

Alipay is going to use facial recognition to authenticate users for mobile payments, reports IDG’s Michael Kan in a PCWorld article. The announcement came by way of Jack Ma, the CEO of Alipay’s parent company Alibaba, who provided a few details in a speech at the Cebit trade fair in Germany. Ma explained the development…

Expect Labs CEO Touts Advancement of Voice Recognition Technology

Expect Labs CEO Touts Advancement of Voice Recognition Technology

There’s a kind of revolution underway in voice-activated AI, according to Expect Labs’ Tim Tuttle in an article for TechCrunch. Tuttle says that “voice recognition in machines is getting very good and is going to get so good that it will completely change the way humans interact with their computing devices.” Tuttle argues that over…

AGNITiO to Present at MWC ShowStoppers Event

AGNITiO to Present at MWC ShowStoppers Event

AGNITiO has announced it will be showcasing its newest voice biometrics solution at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It will do so as a presenter in the ShowStoppers event, an invitation-only session for major introductions and demos. AGNITiO representatives will be showing off the latest version of the KIVOX Mobile 5.0 Voice iD engine, which…

Smart Toys Will Chat with Children and Get to Know Them

Smart Toys Will Chat with Children and Get to Know Them

The Internet of Things has expanded to include toys, with a number of high-profile smart toys on the way, led by the iconic Barbie, according to a BBC News article. The toys feature internet-connected artificial intelligence systems allowing them to have conversations with kids. The upcoming smart Barbie doll, called Hello Barbie, is the product…

Samsung Advises Users That New TV Can Hear Them

Samsung Advises Users That New TV Can Hear Them

Owners of new Samsung Smart TVs are being advised to avoid personal conversations near the TVs, according to an article in The Telegraph by Dan Hyde and Victoria Ward. The TV’s voice recognition software could pick up ambient speech and transmit it “to a third party”. The purpose of the TV’s voice recognition software is…

AGNITiO Honored By Envisioneering for New Mobile Biometrics Solution

AGNITiO Honored By Envisioneering for New Mobile Biometrics Solution

This year biometric technology had a massive presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with fingerprint,iris, face and voice recognition solutions all finding representation on the exhibition floor. AGNITiO, a provider of voice biometrics solutions, was among the companies representing the strong authentication industry, and the company was named Innovation & Design Award Honoree by…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Wearables and Drivables at CES 2015

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Wearables and Drivables at CES 2015

This week at Mobile ID World we were captivated, like everyone else, by the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The annual event marks the kicking off of a new year in all things tech – from TVs, to video games, to mobile devices. This year CES had everyone talking about connected cars and the…

Sensory Inc. and Nok Nok Labs to Deliver FIDO-Ready Face and Voice Recognition

Sensory Inc. and Nok Nok Labs to Deliver FIDO-Ready Face and Voice Recognition

Nok Nok Labs and Sensory Inc. have announced a new partnership that will deliver FIDO-certified voice and facial biometric authentication. Sensory’s latest product, TrulySecure, will be integrated into Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite. TrulySecure uses a combination of face and speech recognition for user authentication, effectively replacing any need for a PIN or password…

New AGNITiO Tech Can Authenticate Via Natural Speech

New AGNITiO Tech Can Authenticate Via Natural Speech

Voice biometrics developer AGNITiO has announced a new offering at this year’s CES, dubbed KIVOX Mobile 5.0. It’s an expansion of the company’s Voice iD product line. The new product uses the company’s Voice iD Engine for voice authentication via both fixed phrase and natural speech, and is being positioned as an ideal component in…

The FIDO Alliance Announces Password Killing CES 2015 Presence

The FIDO Alliance Announces Password Killing CES 2015 Presence

After officially releasing its final 1.0 draft specifications for strong online authentication last week, the FIDO Alliance, a consortium dedicated to replacing passwords with next generation security – has announced a substantial lineup to be showcased at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January. Support for FIDO has grown rapidly and immensely…

California State Students Champion Multimodal Biometrics with Security System Development

California State Students Champion Multimodal Biometrics with Security System Development

A team of undergrads at Cal State Fullerton is working on what could be the next big mobile authentication system, writes Jamie Corpuz in the University’s paper, the Daily Titan. The undergraduate researchers, led professors Mikhail Gofman and Sinjini Mitra, is developing a multimodal system that they presented on recently at the CSUF Southern California Conference…

Toyota’s Biometric Car To Make An Appearance At Meeting of the Minds

Toyota’s Biometric Car To Make An Appearance At Meeting of the Minds

Next week marks the annual Meeting of the Minds summit, an event first co-founded in 2007 by Toyota. This year, the summit will take place in Detroit, Michigan, a city that Toyota describes as redefining itself for the future, from September 30 to October 2. “Like many cities who saw their own stars shine with…

Goode Says Biometrics Now a Must-Have on Smartphones, Singles Out AGNITiO

Goode Says Biometrics Now a Must-Have on Smartphones, Singles Out AGNITiO

A recent white paper from independent research and consultancy firm Goode Intelligence corroborates those who have been heralding the advent of a mobile biometric revolution. In Mobile Voice Biometrics – Meeting the Needs of Convenient User Authentication, Goode Intelligence explores the new standards and solutions used for authentication across a large range of electronic devices…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: The Potential iPhone 6 Delay

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: The Potential iPhone 6 Delay

This week at Mobile ID World we saw a rumor surface concerning iPhone 6 production, Touch ID trademark denial, voice biometrics news and an expert’s take on the tipping point for mCommerce. Starting off with the Apple news, a new rumor concerning the iPhone 6 might see one of the expected smartphone models delayed for…

Fonetic Partners With Tango, Brings Voice Biometrics To Finance

Fonetic Partners With Tango, Brings Voice Biometrics To Finance

Voice biometrics will be making their way to the trading floor now that Fonetic and Tango Networks have entered into a partnership that will see the former’s strong authentication solutions combining with the latter’s Mobile Recording Application. Gilles Allain, senior vice president of International Sales for Tango Networks says, “Financial service institutions are increasingly looking…

Sensory Announces Multi-Language Support For Speaker Recognition

Sensory Announces Multi-Language Support For Speaker Recognition

Consumer speech and vision technology provider Sensory Inc. has announced multi-language capabilities in its speech recognition solutions. Boasting support for languages used in 41 countries across the globe, Sensory’s technology functions in English, Mandarin, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Swedish and Portuguese. That above list includes the world’s three most…

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Iris Recognition on a Smartwatch

Mobile ID Industry News Roundup: Iris Recognition on a Smartwatch

This week at Mobile ID World we reported on wearable tech that can help DJs know their crowd, the continued inclusion of fingerprint sensors on smartphones, an exciting crowdfunding project involving mobile iris recognition and a whole bunch of voice biometrics news. A new company started by renowned iPad DJ Rana June is making a…

Speech Recognition Aiding Mobile Electronic Health Record Adoption

Speech Recognition Aiding Mobile Electronic Health Record Adoption

Nuance Communications has announced that Infirmary Health has been achieving increased and rapid adoption of electronic health records (EHR) after deploying the company’s speech recognition technology as featured in the Haiku and Canto apps from Epic. “The response from our physicians was overwhelmingly positive, and we found demand from other physicians to be high —…

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