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  • "I can’t get enough of Fire HD 10’s hands-free Alexa feature."

    Jeffrey Van Camp, wired.com
  • "Last year, we introduced Alexa hands-free on the Fire HD 10 and customers are loving it—in fact, the Fire HD 10 is now our highest-rated Fire tablet"

    Kevin Keith, Amazon Devices General Manager
  • "Faceprint and Voiceprint on the LG V30, they both work really well. I especially like the ‘Face Unlock’ feature."

    Joe Fedewa, Phandroid
  • "The most exciting addition to the Fire HD 10 is the "Alexa Hands-free" mode."

    Mashable
  • "Using Alexa on the Fire HD 10 (2017) is just as easy as it is on the Echo, simply utter her name and then ask or command."

    Simon Hill, TechRadar
  • "The Ecobee4 is the new smart thermostat to beat (Nest who?) "

    CNet
  • "Even with music blaring, the Sonos One will recognize the Alexa hotword without you having to shout"

    Chris Welch, The Verge
  • "LG has provided various security options so you don’t have to use the fingerprint scanner if you don’t want. You can also unlock the phone with your face, the old school Knock Code or even your voice."

    Chris Martin, TechAdvisor
  • "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

Sensory Adds Suite of New Biometric Voice Features to TrulySecure Speaker Verification

Sensory’s TrulySecure 2.0 now includes wake word support, text independent speaker ID, seamlessly enrollment and major accuracy improvements

Santa Clara, Calif., May 23, 2018 – Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on improving the user experience and security of consumer electronics through state-of-the-art embedded AI technologies, today announces the next-generation of its low-resource, noise-robust, TrulySecure Speaker Verification (TSSV) SDK. TSSV 2.0 boasts a variety of new embedded voice biometric authentication features and accuracy improvements.

“Sensory’s TrulySecure line of patented face and voice biometrics are a huge market success having been designed into leading banking applications, and mobile phones from leaders like Samsung, LG, and Motorola. We believe TrulySecure Speaker Verification 2.0 has a lot of market potential, especially with the addition of new security features, text independence, anti-spoof approaches and much more,” said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory.

TSSV 2.0 is a modular biometric software component providing speaker verification and identification. These biometric features run embedded and can be added to any on-device for profile switching, access security, and tracking conversations with personal assistants based on who is speaking. At its core, TSSV encapsulates novel advances in front-end noise suppression, robust feature extraction, as well as spectral and temporal speaker modeling to offer extremely accurate and secure voice biometric enrollment and authentication of users, even in noisy environments. The technology enables maximum privacy protections by running on-device and it supports multiple users with adaptation, allowing it to become more accurate and secure over time. TSSV can also be fused with Sensory’s face biometrics, allowing for quick and seamless recognition and authentication of users via face or voice (convenience mode), or can be configured to require both face and voice confirmation for greater user security (TrulySecure mode).

TSSV provides device makers and app developers the flexibility to enable voice biometric security in three different modes, text independent, text dependent fixed passphrase and text dependent user-defined passphrase.

  • Text Independent: A new feature for TSSV 2.0, this method models the user’s voice across any speaking situation and identifies users regardless of what they say, with no passphrase required.
  • Text Dependent Fixed Passphrase: This method uses a predefined passphrase and can work in parallel with popular wake words like “Alexa,” “Hey Siri,” and others, allowing users to be instantly identified when they say the wake word.
  • Text Dependent User-Defined Passphrase: This method allows users to enroll their own custom passphrase for authentication, adding extra security against intruders who don’t know the custom passphrase

New Features and Improvements for TSSV 2.0

  • Accuracy Improvements – improvements in feature extraction, reverb modeling, noise robustness/SNR have led to a decrease in equal error rates (EER) of more than 25% from TSSV 1.0.
  • Wake word functionality – Now TSSV has built in wake word capability for OS based systems. Wake-word creation is automated and fast once appropriate data is collected.
  • Text Independent Speaker Verification – Now users can be tracked seamlessly by their voice without specific passphrase requirements.
  • Seamless Enrollment – No longer is a compliant user training required to build voice models. Devices can with TSSV 2.0 can now listen to usage and build and adapt models without formal training. Click Here for Seamless Enrollment Demo Video
  • Voice Liveness – Prevents spoof attacks by presenting an interactive challenge sequence that must be performed to verify that the input is from an actual user and not a recording.
  • Improved SDK – Documentation significantly expanded and improved. The SDK provides numerous code examples and now offers support for Python.

Sensory’s TrulySecure Speaker Verification supports all languages and dialects. The TSSV 2.0 SDK is available now through Sensory at a cost of $2,500, which includes up to five hours of support. An SDK for TSSV is available for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Tizen and Windows implementations.

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

About Sensory
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.

TrulySecure is a trademark of Sensory Inc.