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Voice Recognition

Voice Recognition

The use of the voice as a method of determining the identity of a speaker for access control is used throughout the world. Speaker verification is a 1:1 match where one speaker’s voice is matched to one template called a “voice print”. Speaker verification is usually employed in order to provide access to a secure system (e.g.: telephone banking). These systems operate with the user’s knowledge and typically require their cooperation. For example, presenting a person’s passport at border control is a verification process.

Your voice is unique and voice recognition is an alternative to obtaining your written signature. Imagine how many times your written signature is obtained in any one year, and if it could be replaced with your voice signature. Here’s an example to see how compelling the argument for voice recognition can be. Each year about 3 million police checks are undertaken in Australia. Many police checks, when combined with photocopies if 100 points I.D. can run to 6 pages. In Australia, just for police checks, we can use 500,000 tonnes of paper per annum. When all forms of written signatures are replaced, imagine the amount of paper saved every year.