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  • The Ecobee4 is the new smart thermostat to beat (Nest who?)

    CNet
  • "The Moto Z2 Play takes voice commands a step further...you can do things with a “show me” command...without unlocking or even touching the phone. It only works with my voice for security."

    Dan Seifert, The Verge
  • VoiceGenie users will be able to chat with Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, or Alexa anywhere -- totally hands-free. You just speak the wake word.

    CNet
  • Ecobee4 Review: The First Smart Thermostat with Alexa

    Tom's Guide
  • VoiceGenie, a solution that allows most wireless headphones to utilize the power of Amazon’s Alexa on the go

    Android Headlines
  • VoiceGenie delivers low-powered speech recognition technology to wireless headphones and headsets.

    Wearable
  • VoiceGenie could change the way we interact with the devices already firmly embedded in our lives -- and it could make voice assistants just as integral.

    CNet
  • Amazon is relying on voice models that are key components of Sensory’s speech recognition suite.

    Business Intelligence
  • Sensory is enabling what it calls “wakeup words” — that is, terms and phrases that trigger the always-on listening that is a hallmark of assistants like Google Now and Siri — on devices that integrate Amazon’s Alexa.

    Digital Trends
  • Sensory, which focuses on voice recognition, teams up with Alexa's creators to make it easier for third-party developers to create voice-activated devices.

    CNET
  • Sensory won Best Innovation in Deep Learning at the Alconics awards; First Place in Mobile Security and Privacy at the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards; and Star Performer at the Speech Industry Awards, where CEO Todd Mozer also won a Luminary Award.

    FindBiometrics
  • Samsung Partners With Sensory For Face/Voice Biometrics

    AndroidHeadlines.com
  • Say out loud 'GoPro, start recording' and the camera starts recording, no fuzzing with buttons.

    Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
  • …it works well even at a distance. You just shout "okay Garmin," the lights on the camera will blink, and then you can tell it to do things like start or stop recording, or take a photo.

    The Verge
  • Huawei also created this cool feature to help you find your phone more quickly. It’s called voice wake up, and you can ask your phone “Where are you?” or some other phrase, and your phone will respond, saying, “I’m here,” and play music until you find it.

    Malarie Gokey, digitaltrends.com
  • The best upgrade to the controls, though, has to be voice control...The Hero5 Black understands seven languages.

    Brent Rose, Wired
  • Most notably though, this new shooter supports voice commands, letting you control it via phrases such as, ‘Okay Garmin, start recording.’

    Engadget
  • GoPro added voice controls for starting and stopping recordings, snapping photos and even tagging highlights in your clips by saying "That was sick!" and "Oh sh*t!" It works really well, and there are currently 10 commands and support for seven languages.

    Sean O'Kane, The Verge
  • So if the cloud’s not private, how can your TV respond to voice commands? Simple. Use speech-recognition services that are baked right into the TV – no cloud required.

    Ted Kritsonis, Digital Trends
  • Voice commands are where both Hero 5 cameras flex their smarts.

    Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
  • One of the coolest features on the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 is the ability to use your voice to control the camera.

    ZDNet
  • Of particular interest is the fact that TrulySecure is an on-device biometric identification system that does not rely on a connection to the cloud. Many users prefer this approach because they do not wish for their biometric data to be replicated and stored outside of their personal devices.

    Max Maxfield, EE Times
  • TrulySecure works by watching and listening as you repeat a passphrase a couple times. The system tracks the way your lips move and registers the unique attributes of your voice.

    Josh Ong, The Next Web
  • Given Qualcomm’s prominence as a mobile technology developer and the technological advancement on display in its latest offerings, the partnership reflects very well on the confidence the company has in Sensory’s technology.

    Alex Perala, Mobile ID World
  • With touchless control, Motorola and Google upped the ante.

    Eric Mack, CNET
  • Speech recognition company Sensory is expanding into the computer vision space with a new smartphone security client that uses both voice and face recognition to lock down your phone.

    Kevin Fitchard, Gigaom
  • MotoX is a fantastic phone with many great features. My favorite is Touchless Control… Ask it the weather, to call a friend or do a Google search, and it'll just do it, and you never have to touch the phone.

    Pete Pachal, Mashable
  • Sensory is continuing to exhibit leadership in handsfree control by allowing a secure multimodal biometric that doesn’t require touching devices to make them work.

    Dan Miller, Opus Research
  • Touchless mode...is the most useful feature [on Moto X].

    David Pogue, NY Times
  • The defining feature of the Moto X is it’s a virtual ear, always straining to hear its owner’s voice say three magic words that will rouse it to action: "Okay, Google Now."

    Steven Levy, WIRED
  • The phone [Moto X] has all the standard features expected of today’s top smartphone, with a twist: the ability to control the phone by talking to it, without lifting a finger.

    The New York Times
  • The voice-response system, called BlueGenie is surprisingly accurate for such a small device. It's better than the voice system in my Blackberry phone.

    US News and World Report
  • [BlueGenie is] an intuitive voice control system...the finest voice recognition user interface we've seen.

    Good Gear Guide
  • Sensory is trying to revolutionize voice and speech recognition by creating TrulyHandsfree, which looks to evolve our interactions with our smart devices.

    Talk Android
  • It may not seem like much, but that little detail of getting the phone to wake up via a voice command - which Sensory calls ‘TrulyHandsfree’ - is one of the trickiest.

    Mashable
  • With its dual biometric factors, AppLock comes closer to the security-and-convenience ideal than I've ever seen.

    Mike Feibus, usatoday

LG’s Latest Smartphones Utilize Sensory’s TrulySecure Facial Recognition for Greater User Convenience and Enhanced Device Security

Santa Clara, Calif., – September 11, 2017 – Sensory’s TrulySecure Facial Recognition allows users to quickly and conveniently unlock their LG V30, Q6 and G6 phone by simply looking at it – safe and convenient!

Sensory Inc., a leader in speech and vision technologies that enhance the user experience and security of consumer electronics, today announced that LG has implemented Sensory’s deep learning facial recognition security technology and deep learning anti-spoofing algorithms into the new flagship V30 smartphone, as well as the Q6 and G6 models, to make accessing the smartphone as easy as looking at the device.

Backed by Sensory’s decades of pioneering novel applications for embedded computer vision, Sensory’s award-winning TrulySecure™ face biometric authentication technology quickly, conveniently and securely recognizes enrolled users’ faces in less than a second, and differentiates individuals at a 99.999% accuracy rate. Sensory’s facial biometric recognition technology requires no specialized hardware and works with LG’s standard 2D front facing cameras. Most importantly, the solution runs completely on device – facial biometric data and camera data never leaves the device, and is thus never sent to the cloud, mitigating any security and privacy concerns.

“The pursuits of providing an excellent user experience and boosting user security have long been the leading drivers for innovation in the mobile space,” said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory. “Sensory believes in layering biometrics like face and voice to create a highly secure, but hassle free experience. With LG’s integration of our TrulySecure authentication solution, users can simply hold their phone in front of them as they normally would when using it and it will unlock itself once their face is authenticated, no need to touch any buttons or biometric scanners.”

Where other face biometric recognition solutions require a reduction in user security to compensate for the false rejects associated with not recognizing users while wearing things like glasses, Sensory’s industry-leading embedded deep learning convolutional neural nets easily recognize users when a small part of the user’s face is obstructed by wearable accessories. Further boosting the security offered by TrulySecure, Sensory implements deep learning liveness detection algorithms that nearly eliminate the chances of somebody fooling the facial recognition algorithms with photos or video of the enrolled user.

LG has also implemented Sensory’s TrulySecure Speaker Verification and TrulyHandsfree wake word so phones can have added security through voice, and wake on command with low power activation that doesn’t drain the battery. These technologies also run on device, ensuring that voice biometric data and the spoken wake word are never sent to the cloud.

“The power of familiarity is revealed in user interface preferences. Facial recognition currently has lower familiarity than more established methods of security access and control, but will become more appealing as familiarity increases.” Said Jennifer Kent, Director, Parks Associates. “With major smartphone brands rolling out facial recognition as a key security measure, both awareness of and trust in this feature is expected to rise in 2018.”

For more information about this announcement, Sensory or its technologies, please contact sales@sensory.com; Press inquiries: press@sensory.com

About Sensory Inc.
Sensory Inc. creates a safer and superior UX through vision and voice technologies. Sensory’s technologies are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including mobile phones, automotive, wearables, toys, IoT and various home electronics. Sensory’s product line includes TrulyHandsfree voice control, TrulySecure biometric authentication, and TrulyNatural large vocabulary natural language embedded speech recognition. Sensory’s technologies have shipped in over a billion units of leading consumer products. Visit Sensory at www.sensory.com

TrulySecure and TrulyHandsfree are trademarks of Sensory Inc.