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Facial recognition, verification, and identification; what they mean, the differences, and why it matters.

For many years Sensory has proudly provided on-device facial verification also known as authentication  solutions for banking institutions and well-known consumer-electronics companies like Fujitsu and HMD global (Nokia’s parent company).  With the latest release of Nokia’s first 5G phone, dubbed “the only gadget you’ll ever need” and featured in the latest James Bond film, we thought it might be a…
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The Alexa Custom Assistant: what we know, and what we don't know

Two weeks ago, Amazon announced an Alexa Custom Assistant (ACA). I quickly blogged about it and posted on linkedin saying I thought it was a “big deal” and asked if others agreed. Almost half of the respondents agreed, a few disagreed, and a lot said something along the lines of “it depends”. Of course, “it depends” is the accurate answer,…
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The Biggest Industry Disruption in Voice

Apple’s acquisition and introduction of Siri made waves. It represented Jobs, who was a voice recognition naysayer, pronouncing “voice” as a big deal and ready for prime time. It made every company from every industry open their eyes, but Sensory heard a lot of “I know its coming, but I don’t know when”.  Voice assistants had hit mobile phones but…
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Stop the Spoof!

  Everyone understands that with biometrics it’s all about the combination of convenience and accuracy. Biometrics can be much more convenient than a password because there’s nothing to remember and safety is enhanced because biometrics aren’t easily predictable and can’t be stolen. But not all biometrics are the same in convenience and accuracy. Here’s an internal comparison Sensory did that…
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Can New Voice Assistants Compete Against Google, Amazon, and Apple?

This month Orange decided to stop selling its Djingo smart speaker and it didn’t get much notice. But I think it’s significant. it shows that even a $30 billion telecom giant can’t compete with the likes of Google and Amazon (incidentally they were using SoundHound technology which is about as good a cloud recognizer as an independent general-purpose assistant has…
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