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  • 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
  • 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’s Fusion of Face and Voice Biometric Recognition Gets IQ Boost and Broader Mobile OS Support

Santa Clara, Calif., – May 17, 2017 – TrulySecure receives updated deep learning algorithms that boost its already class-leading accuracy and liveness detection

Sensory, a leader in speech and vision technologies that enhance the user experience and security of consumer electronics, today announced the second major update to TrulySecure, its FIDO Certified™ multimodal biometric authentication technology. TrulySecure quickly, conveniently and securely recognizes enrolled users through a fusion of face and voice biometric recognition technologies in less than a second, and differentiates individuals at a 99.999% accuracy rate – all without requiring any costly and space consuming biometric scanners.

“As security technologies continue to evolve, so will identity thieves. We continually improve the security and accuracy offered by TrulySecure to ensure that users are presented with a consistently better user experience, and that their apps and data are safe from prying eyes. In the latest release of TrulySecure, we have updated our deep learning convolutional neural nets to improve accuracy more than 50% and substantially decrease the ability to spoof with photos or videos,” said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory.

Version three of TrulySecure expands on Sensory’s market-proven fusion of face and voice biometrics recognition by improving recognition of enrolled users, especially in challenging scenarios. 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 took a different approach and upgraded TrulySecure’s already industry-leading embedded deep learning algorithms to better recognize users when a small part of the user’s face is obstructed by wearable accessories. On their own, Sensory’s face and voice biometric recognition solutions each offer excellent security. However, by combining the two biometric recognition technologies into one security solution, TrulySecure makes it nearly impossible for an imposter to gain access to a protected device or app. Further boosting the security offered by TrulySecure, Sensory has improved its liveness detection algorithms, nearly eliminating the chances of somebody fooling the facial recognition algorithms with photos or video of the enrolled user – a concern also eliminated by requiring both the user’s face and voice be authenticated.

Ideal for a wide range of applications, including banking, enterprise, mobile payment, password manager and retail apps, TrulySecure now has SDKs and FIDO-compliant authentication solutions for both Android and iOS, allowing developers to offer the same elegant user authentication experience across today’s most popular mobile devices. Sensory has ported its market-proven and highly-rated AppLock app UX into the TrulySecure SDK for Android and iOS devices, offering a streamlined reference UI for customers to use as-is or modify for use within their own apps. Additionally, with the latest TrulySecure SDK, Android applications can now take advantage of the added layer of security offered by Android Key Store encryption to further protect the biometric data while not in use by the system.

According to Parks Associates, 76% of broadband households express high levels of concern about security and privacy issues when using any of their connected devices.  “Consumer confidence in the value of IoT devices and services is significantly influenced by security concerns,” said Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “Multi-sensor biometric security technologies are advancing with the help of increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms. Technologies like TrulySecure, that can merge face and voice data for user authentication while reducing false rejects and minimizing exposure to the cloud, will be positioned well to replace less reliable methods.”

Android users can experience Sensory’s advanced face and voice biometrics technologies today by searching for “AppLock by Sensory” on the Google Play store.

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. With its TrulyHandsfree™ voice control, Sensory has set the standard for mobile handset platforms’ ultra-low power “always listening” touchless control. To date, Sensory’s technologies have shipped in over a billion units of leading consumer products.