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

    Jeffrey Van Camp,
  • "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."

  • "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?) "

  • "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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Samsung Partners With Sensory For Face/Voice Biometrics
  • 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,
  • 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.’

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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

    Mike Feibus, usatoday

Sensory in the News

Sensory Does Voice Recognition Without the ‘Net
January 13, 2020
Rich Nass, Embedded Computing… I’m not necessarily on board with the conspiracy theory folks who think that every enabled device in our home is out to get us. But there are some who think that way. Hence, a product like Sensory’s Truly Natural voice recognition can be used in an application that’s not connected to the Internet. I saw a demo of this technology last week at CES and was quite impressed…

Your smart devices listening to you, explained
September 20, 2019
Rani Molla,… One way to avoid other people listening would be to have smart assistants answer queries on the device as opposed to transmitting the audio to the cloud, Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory, a company that works to do just that, told Recode.

“A lot of companies will reduce privacy to keep costs down and keep the device smaller,” Mozer said. Google and Amazon have begun releasing on-device versions of software, a move that’s both faster and more secure…

Google Assistant’s worst feature is still having to say ‘Hey Google’
April 6, 2019
Barbara Krasnoff, The Verge… Using the same launch phrase for all those devices is not only boring, but leads to problems… Back in 2013, Google started selling its first branded phone, the Moto X, which featured a pure Android OS, snazzily colored cases and voice recognition tech, known then as Google Now. Several months after the phone launched, Google added the ability (licensed from a company called Sensory) to change the launch phrase from “OK Google Now” to anything you wanted. It was great. .

Nokia 9 PureView Smartphone Propels In-Display Trend
March 7, 2019
Alex Perala,  Mobile ID World… Nokia 9 PureView Smartphone Propels In-Display Trend
The in-display fingerprint sensor trend continues to spread in the mobile market, with the latest Nokia smartphone from HMD Global featuring the technology. The same goes for the facial recognition trend launched by Apple and its Face ID system, with the Nokia 9 PureView sporting both modalities for user authentication.

Nokia’s latest Android One devices will include FIDO certified, secure face unlock
March 5, 2019
Duncan Jaffrey,… HMD’s Nokia returned to MWC with its head held high, having continued to surge ahead in the Android handset market. At this year’s show HMD announced three new Android One devices: the Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 9 Pureview, all of which included a FIDO certified secure face unlock system. The system is provided by Sensory, according to the company “TrulySecure is a FIDO Certified™ biometric authentication technology that quickly, conveniently and securely recognizes enrolled users via powerful face biometric recognition technologies”. What does this mean for users of Nokia’s latest devices? It should mean ultra fast face unlock that – according to the company – is 99.999% secure…

Latest Nokia devices equipped w/ ‘TrulySecure’ face unlock, FIDO-certified, 99.9% accuracy rate
March 1, 2019
Ben Schoon, 9to5 Google… While a quick unlocking speed isn’t all that uncommon on Android devices using the feature, Sensory notes that the tech is FIDO-certified. Apparently, it also has a 99.999% accuracy rate and has “industry-leading on-device liveness detection and anti-spoofing algorithms.” The company claims that it’s “nearly impossible” for an imposter to gain access to the device…

MWC 2019: Sensory Brings Face Biometrics to Latest Nokia Smartphones
March 1, 2019
Peter Counter, FindBiometrics … Mobile World Congress 2019 is a hub of biometrics and mobile authentication news this week, and adding to the strong authentication buzz is the announcement of three new smartphone integrations of Sensory’s TrulySecure authentication software. Three new Nokia smartphones, announced by HMD Global at MWC, leverage Sensory’s biometric technology to enable robust face-unlock features…..

Nokia 3.2, 4.2 and 9 Come with Sensory’s Facial Recognition with 99.999% Accuracy Rate
March 1, 2019
Stipe, … Sensory, a company operating in the field of speech and vision Technologies, announced in an official press release that the latest Nokia Devices, the Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 9 PureView come with their TrulySecure facial recognition technology. The company claims that the system identifies users in less than a second and can differentiate individuals at a 99.999% accuracy rate. All data the system gathers is encrypted and stored on the device….

MWC Barcelona: Three New Nokia Smartphones Feature Sensory’s TrulySecure Face Biometrics
February 28, 2019
Peter Counter, Mobile ID World … “We’re excited to be working with HMD Global to outfit the latest Nokia smartphones with powerful on-device facial recognition-based authentication. Our technology offers users an extremely convenient means of unlocking their devices and apps, while offering extreme protection against intruders.” – Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory…

Nokia 9, Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 are the company’s first phones to support face unlock
February 28, 2019
Cosmin Vasile, … If we don’t count the obsolete and totally unreliable Google Trusted Face, Nokia smartphones don’t have any software that would enable the face unlock feature. Although HMD Global, the Finnish company behind the Nokia-branded smartphones, announced in the past that it will eventually bring such a feature to its products, we have yet to see it happen…

Nokia 9 PureView, 3.2 & 4.2 Come With TrulySecure Facial Recognition Tech
February 28, 2019
Anam Hamid, Android Headlines… The AI technology company Sensory that offers biometric solutions has announced that the recently announced Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 4.2, and Nokia 3.2 all come with its TrulySecure system. It is an on-device facial recognition system that will enable the owners of the latest Nokia phones to unlock their devices using their face. This would be a welcome change as Nokia phones do not have a proprietary face unlock feature and instead rely on the far less reliable smart lock…

Nokia 9 PureView, 4.2 & 3.2 have “TrulySecure Face ID” from Sensory
February 28, 2019
Rahul Naskar, Nokia Power User… Face ID is one of the technologies that have a huge potential to make users’ life miserable, thanks to security issues associated with the technology. With this comes greater responsibility for smartphone manufacturers so that they can make protect their users from nasty attacks… HMD in partnership with Sensory, a leader in speech and vision technologies wants to make sure that its smartphones with Face ID feature do not get expose to threats easily. HMD’s recently announced smartphones – Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 all get TrulySecure facial recognition technology from Sensory…

Nokia 9, Nokia 4.2, and Nokia 3.2 will support software-based face unlock
February 28, 2019
Idrees Patel, xdadevelopers… Software-based face unlock has become an increasingly popular feature in Android smartphones over the last year. OnePlus, Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, LG, and others all have their own version of software-based face unlock. It’s important to note that software-based face unlock is fundamentally different from 3D facial recognition…   Sensory is the company behind TrulySecure, an on-device facial recognition system that is already found in smartphones from a few brands. The company deals with speech and vision technologies. It has now integrated TrulySecure facial recognition into the Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 4.2, and Nokia 3.2….

Sensory facial recognition technology deployed in three new Nokia smartphones
February 27, 2019
Stephen Mayhew, BiometricUpdate… Sensory announced today that Finnish mobile phone company HMD Global has integrated its TrulySecure biometric authentication technology into the Nokia 9 PureView, the Nokia 4.2 and the Nokia 3.2 enabling users to unlock their phones with facial recognition…

MWC 2019: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer Talks Embedded AI, Biometrics [Audio]
February 26, 2019
FindBiometrics is in Barcelona, reporting live from Mobile World Congress: the most important mobility conference in the world. This year, MWC’s theme is ‘Intelligent Connectivity’, and with AI, IoT, biometrics and identity all converging to bring about new and innovative user experiences, it was only appropriate we catch up with Sensory, Inc., an industry leader in those converging fields. On day one of the conference, our own Director of Digital Content, Susan Stover, sat down with Sensory CEO Todd Mozer, for an audio interview...

With focus on interoperability, is Nevo Butler a smarter home hub?
January 19, 2019
Clayton Moore, Digital Trends… We’re all getting pretty used to summoning our various devices via voice by now, be it through Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, or Google Assistant. Now, a new company is getting into the smart home ecosystem. Universal Electronics, Inc. (UEI) is pairing its digital assistant platform for the smart home, code-named Nevo Butler, with TrulyHandsfree voice command capabilities, including customer-branded wake words from speech-recognition firm Sensory.…….

Sensory CEO On Voice-Activated Technology’s Next Big Wave
January 8, 2019 … In 1994 the fastest imaginable connection to the internet was a 28.9 kbps dial-up modem and email was still mostly a new thing that many people were writing off as a fad. There was no such thing as for the first half the year and less than a third of American households owned computers. Given that, it’s not much of a surprise that the number of people thinking about voice-activated, artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced wireless technology was extremely small — roughly the same as the number of people putting serious thought into flying cars.

But the team at Sensory is not quite as surprised by the rapid onset evolution of the voice-activated technology marketplace as everyone else may be — because when they were first opening their doors 25 years ago in 1994, this is exactly the world they had hoped to see developing two-and-a-half decades down the line, even if the progress has been a bit uneven…….

How to solve the creepy concerns of always listening AI
October 4, 2018
Eileen Brown, ZDNet … Are our AI devices really listening to our every word? And if they are — how can we stop them? Wake word-enabled AI seems to have become the creepy device in our home and our office. If it is really listening to everything we say, is it blurring our privacy lines? The problems that have risen in the past seem to have been related to accidental activation of the speech recognizer……

AI digital voice assistants stops listening as much thanks to Sensory
September 28, 2018
Richard Harris, App Developer Magazine … Sensory announced that it has made significant upgrades to the embedded AI in its sixth generation of TrulyHandsfree, boosting the technology’s wake word performance and accuracy by more than 65 percent. Additionally, TrulyHandsfree boasts improved deep-neural network training that allows for even better near- and far-field speech recognition performance in all room conditions……

AI-Based Hands-Free App Gets Even Smarter
September 28, 2018
Mathew Dirjish, Sensors … Sensory, developer of wake words for personal assistants, says it has made significant upgrades to the embedded artificial intelligence (AI) in its sixth generation of TrulyHandsfree, boosting the technology’s wake word performance and accuracy by more than 65%. Additionally, the company has improved the application’s deep-neural network training that allows for better near- and far-field speech recognition performance in all room conditions. …..

Sensory Increases Wake Word Accuracy with New High-Res Voice Recognition and Authentication
September 27, 2018
Laura Dolan, Embedded Computing … Sensory announced that it has made major improvements to its sixth generation of TrulyHandsfree, increasing wake word performance and accuracy by more than 65 percent. TrulyHandsfree’s improved deep-neural network training will provide better near- and far-field speech recognition performance in a variety of room conditions. …..

TrulyHandsfree’s Upgraded Wake Word System Makes Sure It’s the Right Voice Speaking the Right Words
September 27, 2018
Alex Perala, Mobile ID World, … Sensory, Inc. has upgraded the wake word technology of its TrulyHandsfree platform to better ensure that a device won’t be activated by a so-called ‘false fire’ – that is, it won’t mistake a different word for its wake word and activate…..

Sensory Makes Wake Words Smarter with New High-Res Voice Recognition and Authentication
September 27, 2018
Speech Technology Magazine, … Sensory, a provider of wake words for personal assistants, raises the performance bar for always-listening wake word and speech recognition, with an upgraded turn-key voice interface solutions for devices of all shapes, sizes, and power requirements….

Sensory makes significant upgrades to embedded AI in TrulyHandsfree
September 27, 2018
Chris Burt, Biometric Update, … Sensory has launched version 6.0 of its TrulyHandsfree software with high-resolution digitization for improved performance and integrated voice biometrics for user authentication and device security…

Upgraded TrulyHandsfree Speech Recognition is Immune to False Fire
September 27, 2018
Find Biometrics, … Sensory, Inc. has upgraded the wake word technology of its TrulyHandsfree platform to better ensure that a device won’t be activated by a so-called ‘false fire’ – that is, it won’t mistake a different word for its wake word and activate…

The 2018 Speech Industry Star Performers
August 1, 2018
Speech Technology Magazine, … One of the best parts of putting together the Speech Industry Awards is watching the patterns and trends that emerge—it has a way of distilling what we already knew… …  2018 Star Performers – These cutting-edge vendors are leading the way in AI, analytics, natural language, smart speakers, and more…..

Wake words and voice UI are coming to our favorite apps
April 9, 2018
Eileen Brown, ZDNet, … At last, there is a breakthrough in AI technology that could change how we will interact with our favorite mobile apps…….

Sensory brings low power wake words to mobile apps
April 9, 2018
Richard Harris, App Developer Magazine ADM, … Sensory has announced their low-power TrulyHandsfree wake word and speech recognition AI engine on Android and iOS smartphone applications to provide AI on a smartphone without all of the battery drain…….

Riconoscimento vocale always-on alla portata di tutti grazie alle nuove tecnologie di Sensory
April 3, 2018
Vezio Ceniccola, MobileWorld Italy, … Il riconoscimento vocale always-on è una chicca tecnica per ora disponibile solo su pochissimi smartphone, come ad esempio i Google Pixel 2. Proprio per questo, l’azienda americana Sensory sta sviluppando nuove soluzioni per ampliare la sua diffusione, puntando suprattutto sulla sua nuova tecnologia TrulyHandsfree……

Mobile Apps Can Have Low-Power Wake Words Thanks To Sensory’s Latest Innovation
April 3, 2018
Peter Counter, MobileIDWorld, … Sensory, Inc. has announced a major innovation in hands-free technology: its TrulyHandsfree solution can now enable low-power wake words directly on any Android or iOS app without the need for special hardware or digital signal processors. That means mobile apps can now have always-listening speech activation, just like the virtual assistants that popularized the function, without draining your smartphone’s battery. …..

Breakthrough in AI cuts battery drain of mobile voice UIs
April 3, 2018
Ian Barker, Betanews, … We’ve become increasingly used to technology that uses ‘wake words’ like, “Hey, Cortana” to initiate interaction. But this technology has, so far, failed to make a big impact in the mobile apps arena, the main reason being the battery drain created by having an app that’s constantly listening. That could be about to change as Silicon Valley company Sensory is announcing a breakthrough in running its TrulyHandsfree wake word and speech recognition AI engine directly on Android and iOS smartphone applications at low-power. …..

Always-listening Hotword Recognition without power drain may soon come to Android apps with TrulyHandsfree
April 3, 2018
Kyle Wiggers, XDA Developers, … Ever wonder how smartphones such as the Huawei Mate 9 respond to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant commands (“Alexa”, “OK, Google”) even when the screen is switched off and locked? It’s thanks to a hardware component called a DSP, or digital signal processor, a dedicated audio chip that handles low-power, always-on phrase detection (and other tasks). It’s core to popular voice assistants’ functionality. Silicon Valley-based company Sensory says its software-based alternative, TrulyHandsfree, gives DSPs a run for their money. ……

Sensory TrulySecure Gains IR & 3D Camera Support- MWC 2018
February 27, 2018
Daniel Fuller, Android Headlines, … Facial recognition specialist Sensory announced at Mobile World Congress 2018 that it is adding 3D camera and IR imaging support to its TrulySecure facial recognition. Not only can TrulySecure now parse images from 3D and infrared imaging modules, it can even combine them with traditional 2D images. ……

Sensory’s TrulySecure now supports 2D and 3D face recognition
February 27, 2018
Planet Biometrics… Identity solutions firm Sensory has announced that its TrulySecure face and voice biometric recognition technology now supports IR and 3D image data from Time-of-Flight camera systems, allowing the technology to identify and authenticate enrolled users via facial recognition, even in complete darkness.……

Latest TrulySecure Upgrade Reflects Post-Face ID Mobile Biometrics
February 27, 2018
Alex Perala, MobileID World… “Sensory says it has already teamed up with Time-of-Flight sensor makers to develop devices that can put TrulySecure’s IR and 3D capabilities into action…”……

Sensory’s TrulySecure Facial Recognition Now Supports a Fusion of 2D and 3D Camera Data for High-Performance Security
February 27, 2018
AIThority… TrulySecure, Sensory’s Class-Leading Facial Recognition Solution Found In Top-Selling Smartphones And Banking Apps, Now Utilizes Depth Information Provided By 3D Cameras…….

The Road Race For Connected Car Commerce
December 6, 2017
PYMNTS… The potential for commerce applications to be embedded in a car’s dashboard is great. Who hasn’t fantasized about owning a car that can be told to pay for its own gas at the pump or buy the driver a cuppa job at the drive-thru without having to tap, swipe or really even touch anything? Unfortunately, the gap between that potential and the real-world experience is also great, as voice-activation expert and Sensory CEO Todd Mozer told Karen Webster in a recent conversation……..

Sensory: The Invisible Technology Behind The Voice- Activated Revolution
November 30, 2017
PYMNTS…Sensory is a brand whose name may not be immediately recognizable, but whose tech surely is. “There are any number of devices that, for example, if you’ve said, ‘Hello Alexa,’ you’re actually talking to Sensory technology,” Sensory’s chairman and CEO, Todd Mozer, told Karen Webster in a recent conversation, noting that Sensory’s close collaboration with Amazon “on a variety of projects” is also public knowledge…….

Waze gets wake word with Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree speech recognition
November 29, 2017
Alex Hernandez, TechAeris…If you’ve never used Waze before you should really give it a try. It’s by far one of the best navigation apps for mobile phones. Waze isn’t just any old navigation app, it’s a community of users helping each other….. Thanks to Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree technology, the entire navigation experience from entering a destination address, to sending a report of a pothole or accident, can be done hands-free simply by starting with the command “OK Waze!”……..

Google’s Waze goes hands-free with new voice command and gets motorcycle mode for tailored navigation
November 29, 2017
Paul Sawers, Venturebeat…Waze is getting a handful of new features today as the Google-owned navigation app targets two-wheeled motorists and doubles down on its safety credentials.……..

Fujitsu Offers Sensory’s Facial Recognition to Customers
November 20, 2017
Alex Perala, Mobile ID World…Fujitsu is now bringing Sensory Inc.‘s TrulySecure facial recognition technology to its customers thanks to a new partnership between the companies……..

Fujitsu and Sensory are the face of biometrics for Mizuho
November 20, 2017
Antony Peyton, Banking  Technology…Fujitsu has teamed with Silicon Valley-based Sensory to provide face biometric authentication for Mizuho’s mobile banking……..

Sensory, Fujitsu Partner to Bring Face Biometrics to Banking, Enterprise, Retail
November 20, 2017
DARK Reading…Sensory’s TrulySecure face recognition technology offers safe and convenient user authentication without ever sending critical biometric data to the cloud…….

Sensory is Bringing TrulySecure Facial Recognition to More Places
November 20, 2017
Doug Lynch, xda…With each passing year, we become increasingly reliant on our smartphones for important tasks. Many of those tasks are of a sensitive nature, which is one reason we’re seeing an influx of biometric technologies on mobile devices in the form of fingerprint scanners, iris scanners, and facial recognition sensors. One company leading the charge is Sensory, which announced on Monday that it’s partnering with Fujitsu to bring its FIDO Certified facial recognition technology to banks, financial institutions, enterprises, and other businesses……..

‘TrulyNatural’ is the first embedded large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer system
June 10, 2017
Innovation Essence…TrulyNatural™ is the first embedded large vocabulary continuous speech recognizer system which can provide the same state-of-the-art performance as cloud based technologies, but on the device. Many applications don’t need, or don’t want to rely on, a cloud based connection to do high performance speech recognition. Connections can frequently fail or cause fatal delays, and recent concerns have been expressed about sending personal data to the clouds where it could be stolen or used for purposes undesirable to the owner…….

Add a voice and a face to your speech-controlled system with no cloud required
June 8, 2017
Nicole DiGiose, Electronic Products Magazine…Sensory brings chatbot and avatar technology to consumer devices and apps.
Developers have a new kind of voice interface option for their consumer products and apps, one that can also put on a face. Speech and vision technology company, Sensory, just announced a chatbot feature for its speech recognition platform, TrulyNatural. Simply put, the system supports animation of a face for an AI assistant, with movement synchronized to its speech, and it functions entirely on-device with no need for a live internet connection……..

Sensory Introduces Chatbot Feature to TrulyNatural Speech Engine
June 7 , 2017
Find Biometrics Sensory, Inc. has introduced a chatbot feature to its TrulyNatural embedded speech engine, the company has announced. TrulyNatural is the company’s natural speech recognition platform, designed to let users communicate with devices by speech without being required to use predetermined phrases. Now, the system has been equipped with chatbot support allowing for “dialog management and scripting,” according to a statement from Sensory; and what’s more, it also leverages a patented technology designed to dynamically shape a digital avatar’s mouth movements so that they reflect the words being spoken. In other words, the system now supports a live animated AI assistant – and it functions entirely on-device, with no need for a live internet connection…….

Sensory Adds AI to TrulyNatural
June 7 , 2017
Speech Technology Magazine Sensory’s latest additions to TrulyNatural speech recognition bring chatbot and avatar technology to consumer devices and apps…….

Sensory’s Natural Speech Engine Now Features AI Avatar
June 7, 2017
Alex Perala, Mobile ID World…Sensory, Inc. has introduced a chatbot feature to its TrulyNatural embedded speech engine, the company has announced. TrulyNatural is the company’s natural speech recognition platform, designed to let users communicate with devices by speech without being required to use predetermined phrases…….

Smarter AI Boosts Embedded Wake Word And Speech Recognition Performance
April 28, 2017
Mathew Dirjish, Sensors Online…Sensory introduces significant updates to the embedded AI in its TrulyHandsfree technology to dramatically boost its performance and accuracy, while staying small and low power. Introduced in 2009, TrulyHandsfree claimed position as the first commercially successful embedded small vocabulary speech recognition system to feature an always-listening wake word……

Trulyhandsfree technology updates its embedded AI
April 28, 2017
Richard Harris, AppDeveloper Magazine…Introduced in 2009, TrulyHandsfree began offering an embedded small  vocabulary speech recognition system to feature an always-listening wake word. Now, Sensory, a Silicon Valley-based company focused on improving UX and security of consumer electronics through embedded AI technologies, is announcing they will be making significant updates to the embedded AI in its TrulyHandsfree technology ……

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree 5.0 Boasts Upgraded AI
April 27, 2017
Find Biometrics…“Sensory says TrulyHandsfree is the most widely deployed speech recognition system in the world and is now featured on over two billion devices.” Sensory Inc. has upgraded the AI of its TrulyHandsfree voice activation technology…..

Upgraded Sensory Tech Can Identify Voices, Respond to Custom Wake Up Words
April 27, 2017
Mojtaba Arvin, Artificial Intelligence Online…“Sensory says TrulyHandsfree is the most widely deployed speech recognition system in the world and is now featured on over two billion devices.” Sensory Inc. has upgraded the AI of its TrulyHandsfree voice activation technology…..

Sensory releases v5 of TrulyHandsfree speech recognition system
April 27, 2017
Mojtaba Arvin, Artificial Intelligence Online…Sensory has released version 5.0 of its TrulyHandsfree speech recognition system, which includes significant updates to the embedded AI to significantly increase its performance and accuracy while staying small and low power……

Sensory releases v5 of TrulyHandsfree speech recognition system
April 27, 2017
Justin Lee, Biometric Update…Sensory’s latest deep neural network models for embedded AI have allowed the company to deliver a five-times reduction in false accepts compared to version 4.01, which nearly eliminates any chances of the speech recognition system activating when it hasn’t actually been triggered by the user. ……

Sensory Embeds Smarter AI into TrulyHandsFree 5.0
April 27, 2017
Speech Technology Magazine…Sensory has updated the embedded artificial intelligence in its TrulyHandsfree technology to dramatically boost performance and accuracy.……

Garmin® introduces a smaller dash cam with bigger features
March 15, 2017
Business Wire… Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (GRMN), today announced the compact Dash Cam 45 and Dash Cam 55 – new standalone driving recorders with a uniquely small and unobtrusive hardware design and new advanced driver awareness alerts….The addition of Sensory TrulyHandsfree™ voice control2 allows users to speak straightforward commands to the dash cam, such as “OK Garmin, save video,” and “OK Garmin, take a picture,” or even “OK Garmin, start Travelapse™,” to activate the video capture feature that compresses hours of driving footage into minutes of highlights……

It’s Good to Be Understood – The Always Listening Home
March 7, 2017
Tim, Quicklogic Blog… The dream of having a truly “smart” home has finally started to materialize in a meaningful way.  One aspect of the smart home concept which has been severely underestimated until very recently, though, is the emergence of voice-activated systems and their ability to make sense of spoken commands and requests from humans… ………..

Why Amazon Echo And Google Home Can’t Tell Who’s Talking–Yet
March 7, 2017
Jared Newman, Fastcompany… Conversations with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are supposed to be personal. In a promo video for the Google Home connected speaker, for instance, a husband and wife ask the omnipresent AI about their respective agendas for the day, and get individualized answers in return…………

VoiceGenie give you hands-free Bluetooth device control through Amazon Alexa and AI
February 16, 2017
Eileen Brown ,… No more fiddling with your headset whilst out on a run. VoiceGenie brings you hands free control of your device and Amazon Alexa Voice Services in the cloud.
Speech and vision provider Sensory Inc. has brought its speech recognition technology to Bluetooth headphones and headsets. The VoiceGenie solution gives hands-free voice control of functions, music playback, call handling, and control of smartphone assistants such as Siri or Cortana.
It also supports the “Alexa” wake word, and gives hands-free device control and voice activated access to AI services such as Amazon’s Alexa, accessed via a Bluetooth headset………

Facial-recognition technology comes to the car
January 19, 2017
David Sedgwick, Automotive News Europe… In a car-sharing economy, how does a vehicle recognize which motorist is in the driver’s seat? Judging by Chrysler’s Portal electric minivan concept, the answer may be facial recognition. The Portal, which debuted this month at the CES technology expo here, featured a camera behind the steering wheel that scans the motorist’s face. …Panasonic Automotive developed the system with Sensory Inc., a Santa Clara, California, company that supplies facial- and voice-recognition software for mobile phones, tablets and laptops………

Vesper and DSP Group Demo Near-Zero-Power Voice-Activation for Battery-Powered Devices at CES 2017
January 16, 2017
audioXpress Staff… During CES 2017, advanced acoustic sensors specialist Vesper, together with DSP Group, global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, and Sensory, a leading voice interface and keyword-detect algorithm company, have demonstrated a turnkey development platform that boasts the lowest overall power consumption for far-field always-listening voice interfaces………

7 unexpected places you will find Alexa this year
January 9, 2017
Taylor Martin, CNet… Headphones – Taking the voice assistant integration one step further is Sensory, the company behind the hands-free voice control software found on some Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Instead of embedding Alexa into a device in your pocket, it’s integrating it into one you stick in your ear. It’s calling the technology VoiceGenie, which will allow you to access Alexa (and other voice assistant services like Siri, Google Assistant or Cortana) through Bluetooth headphones………

Alexa Comes To Bluetooth Headsets Via VoiceGenie
January 9, 2017
Alex Perala, Find Biometrics… Sensory has announced a new solution aimed at enabling hands-free interaction with Amazon’s Alexa on Bluetooth devices. Called VoiceGenie, the system could be used to bring voice-based interaction to headsets and other such devices………

Everything is a virtual assistant now
January 7, 2017
Mike Elgan, Computerworld … At CES, we’re learning that virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa will be delivered as a utility to almost every appliance in your home. ….Amazon’s virtual assistant, which first appeared more than two years ago on Amazon’s Echo smart speaker, seemed to be popping up everywhere at the annual International CES trade show in Las Vegas this week….
We also learned this week that Alexa support is being extended to the… Sensory VoiceGenie…….

[CES 2017] Sensory brings voice activated Alexa to Bluetooth headsets with VoiceGenie
January 7, 2017
Jason Bouwmeester, Techaeris… It seems that one of the underlying themes at CES 2017 is the integration of Alexa Voice Services into third-party products. Sensory is bringing voice activated Alexa to Bluetooth headsets with their VoiceGenie suite of technologies and application. Through VoiceGenie, the Alexa integration will enable a hands-free voice assistant to not only control music but also access other information. ……..

The Latest at CES 2017: Dell keyboard, smart hairbrush and a lot more
January 6, 2017
AP, Hindustan Times… Amazon doesn’t have an official presence at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas but its Alexa voice control software seems to be everywhere. …Other gadgets that include Alexa: Sensory and OnVocal are both launching headphones that incorporate Alexa. Simplehuman is announcing a voice-activated trash can. And GE Lighting is launching a table lamp that includes Alexa software…….

10 smart home gadgets to get Amazon’s Alexa talking
January 6, 2017
Jamie Carter, Techradar… 3. Sensory VoiceGenie. Hands-free around the home is great, but what about when you’re on the go, or out enjoying your annual post-Christmas run around the lake? A background technology rather than an actual product, Californian tech company Sensory unveiled an addition to its VoiceGenie tech (currently used by Plantronics and FiiL) at CES that allows a hands-free Bluetooth headset to communicate with Alexa via a smartphone………

Gadget makers offer voice controls through Amazon’s Alexa
January 5, 2017
Staff,… Amazon doesn’t have an official presence at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas but its Alexa voice control software seems to be everywhere…. Other gadgets that include Alexa: Sensory and OnVocal are both launching headphones that incorporate Alexa…..

VoiceGenie set to bring Alexa to the hearable masses
January 5, 2017
Michael Sawh, Wareable… Alexa, Amazon’s digital assistant looks set to be an even bigger deal in 2017 and that’s because it’s jumping out of the Echo speaker and into other tech, including hearables.
Sensory is hoping to make this happen with VoiceGenie, a system that delivers low-powered speech recognition technology to wireless headphones and headsets. It’s bringing hands-free voice control of headphone functions but it’s also bringing Alexa to the party as well………

Sensory is bringing Alexa to your headphones this CES 2017
January 4 , 2017
David Priest, CNet… New tech from hardware developer Sensory will soon give your Bluetooth headphones always-listening capabilities. ……..

VoiceGenie Adds Alexa Support To Bluetooth headphones
January 4, 2017
Dominik Bosnjak, Android Headlines… Earlier today, a Californian tech company Sensory introduced VoiceGenie, a solution for allowing wireless headphones to communicate with Amazon’s Alexa AI assistant. VoiceGenie connects to smart devices via Bluetooth and supports voice commands, meaning users can simply tell their headphones or earbuds to play a song, make a call, shuffle a playlist, or rewind a track. ……..

Keyword detection for IoT; speech capture & voice control
November 2, 2016
Graham Prophet, EDN europe… XMOS (Bristol, UK) and Sensory (Santa Clara) have formed a partnership to deliver Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree voice control technology on the XMOS xCORE-VOICE far-field voice capture processing platform, combining embedded speech capture with voice control technologies. ……..

Bluetooth Headset Uses Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree for Voice Command
November 1, 2016
Alex Perala, MobileIDWorld
“Enabled by Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree technology, the [voice command] feature lets users control the headset by voice command, allowing them to make calls or check the battery status without actually having to manipulate the headset itself.”…….

OneFaceIn Turns Face and Voice Into Keys
October 31, 2016
Alex Perala, FindBiometricsA new password manager aims to make users’ faces and voices the keys for password access. Called OneFaceIn, it’s available in the form of a mobile app, and uses biometric face and voice recognition for user authentication.OneFaceIn Turns Face and Voice Into Keys…. A source at Sensory, Inc. has confirmed that it is the company providing the biometrics on OneFaceIn………

Knowles Enables More Voice Features and Clearer Calls in Asia with Audio Solutions in the New Gionee Marathon M6 Plus
October 20, 2016
Business Wire… The VoiceIQ smart microphone uses an audio processing algorithm with acoustic activity detection licensed from Sensory, Inc. This algorithm is embedded directly into a SiSonic MEMS microphone from Knowles…………..

Amazon Updates Alexa Voice Service API
October 14, 2016
Doug Lynch, xda… If you’re a developer with a product that has a microphone and a speaker, then you can integrate the Amazon Voice Service (AVS) API into your device… To help out, Amazon has even released a prototype project that can be built for the Raspberry Pi. To make this project happen, Amazon got together with Sensory and KITT.AI so they could leverage their 3rd-party wake word engines………….

Alexa Voice Update Makes It Easier To Create Hands Free Projects
October 13, 2016
Julian Horsey, Geeky Gadgets… Amazon has this month rolled out a new update to its Alexa Voice Service in the form of a new API update. Which has been released to make it easy for developers, hobbyists and makers worldwide to build projects that can be controlled hands free using Alexa… To aid the process even further Amazon has also released a hands-free Raspberry Pi prototyping project with third-party wake word engines from Sensory and KITT.AI…………

How to Build Your Own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi
October 13, 2016
Thorin Klosowski, LifeHacker… The Amazon Echo is useful to have around the home. It can play podcasts, take reminders and notes, tell you the length of your commute, even control other appliances in your house. But at prices ranging from $50 to $150, it’s an expensive proposition if you’re not sure you’ll use it. Good news though, you can make a fully-functional one using a Raspberry Pi…………

Amazon Updates Alexa Voice Service API
October 10, 2016
Eric Carter, ProgrammableWeb… Amazon has announced an Alexa Voice Service (AVS) API update that allows developers to build voice-activated products… To assist users with building with AVS, Amazon has released a Raspberry Pi prototyping project. Amazon partnered with Sensory and KITT.AI for the project to leverage their third party wake word engines………..

Amazon wants to bring Alexa outside of the Echo
October 7, 2016
BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers, Business Insider… Amazon is partnering with Sensory, a voice-recognition startup, to lay the groundwork for third-party developers to integrate Alexa into their devices, reports CNET………..

Sensory Celebrates Numerous Accolades
October 7, 2016
Alex Perala, Find Biometrics… Sensory is celebrating a number of industry accolades. The company says it has won “over half a dozen awards” this year, according to a statement……….

RethinkDB is shutting down, Qt Quick Controls, and Sensory gives developers Alexa voice control
October 6, 2016
Madison Moore, SD TimesSensory has announced that it’s collaborating with the Alexa Voice Services (AVS) team to give developers the ability to use the wakeup word “Alexa.”……….

Sensory Introduces Alexa to TrulyHandsfree Platform
October 6, 2016
Alex Perala, Find Biometrics… Sensory Inc. has teamed up with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) team to bring “Alexa” wakeup to devices using its TrulyHandsfree technology. That means users who are familiar with the voice-controlled AI assistant will be able to turn on compatible devices just by saying its name. ……….

Sensory Brings “Alexa” Wake Word to IoT Device Manufacturers
October 6, 2016
ConsumerElectronics NetWorking with Amazon, Sensory enables CE manufacturers to accelerate prototyping and development of voice-controlled Alexa-enabled products. ……….

Amazon wants to help bring voice activation to non-Echo gadgets
October 6, 2016
Ry Crist, C NetSensory, which focuses on voice recognition, teams up with Alexa’s creators to make it easier for third-party developers to create voice-activated devices. ……….

Sensory announces a wake word solution for Amazon Alexa devices
October 6, 2016
Kyle Wiggers, Digital Trends… Sensory, a Santa Clara, California-based software company, doesn’t often find itself in the limelight. It’s typically content to let its solutions speak for themselves. The firm, which has been developing computer-driven voice technologies like speech recognition, speech and music synthesis, and speaker verification since the late ’90s, has its technology embedded in more than a billion devices around the world. ……….

Samsung Goes After Biometrics For Enterprise Banking
September 26, 2016
PYMNTS… Samsung IT unit Samsung SDS is collaborating with vision and voice tech firm Sensory to imbed biometric recognition capabilities for banks and enterprises in an effort to safeguard their mobile transactions. ………

Samsung SDS Names Sensory As Its Biometric Partner
September 21, 2016
Find Biometrics… Sensory Inc. will provide facial and voice recognition technology for Samsung SDS solutions, the companies have announced. ……….

Samsung SDS to use Sensory’s TrulySecure, adds biometric authentication to Oracle’s IAM
September 21, 2016
Justin Lee, Biometric Update… Samsung SDS, Samsung Group’s IT service provider, has partnered with Sensory Inc. to provide customers with a more secure and convenient approach to mobile banking and enterprise authentication services. ……….

Samsung SDS FIDO Client Solutions to Integrate Sensory Biometrics
September 21, 2016
Alex Perala, MobileIDWorld… Sensory Inc. will provide facial and voice recognition technology for Samsung SDS solutions, the companies have announced. ……….

Samsung Teams With Sensory for Face and Voice Authentication
September 21, 2016
Michael Haynes, AppDeveloper MagazineSamsung SDS, Samsung Group’s IT service provider is teaming up with Sensory to offer banks and enterprise customers high-security embedded face and voice biometric recognition technologies. ……….

Samsung Partners With Sensory For Face/Voice Biometrics
September 20, 2016
Sam Nimmo, Android Headlines… The latest Samsung devices provide some great security options that offer an ideal balance between protection and convenience, such as authentication via fingerprint or iris scanning. Soon, the company will offer additional methods of authentication: face and voice recognition. While similar features already exist in Android, Samsung’s solution will be developed by Sensory using TrulySecure technology, and will be highly accurate and compliant with FIDO standards. ……….

CTIA Super Mobility 2016 Announces the 10th Annual Emerging Technology Awards Winners
September 8, 2016
CTIA… Today, the 10th annual CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards winners were announced at CTIA Super Mobility 2016™ , the largest wireless event in America… “CTIA Emerging Technology Award winners represent the best mobile products, apps and services of the year that have the potential to influence and benefit businesses and consumers,” … Sensory’s TrulySecure technology has earned first place in Mobiles Security & Privacy……….

Voice-Enabled Smart Glasses for the Warehouse
August 10, 2016
Material Handling & Logistics… Vuzix Corp. has partnered with Sensory to deliver TrulyHandsfree voice recognition on the Vuzix M300 Smart Glasses to improve the efficiency of workflows in warehouses and other use cases.…………………

MWC Shanghai: Sensory’s AppLock Reveals Users’ Biometrics Habits
June 30, 2016
Peter B. Counter, FindBiometrics… Day two of MWC Shanghai brought with it the Cyber Security session moderated by Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics. Dealing with topics of best practices, network infrastructure, 5G, and of course biometrics, the session brought together security industry leaders from around the world. Among the presenters was Todd Mozer, CEO of biometric software company Sensory, and he shed light on how users respond to the contact biometrics of face and voice…..…………………

22 Android-only apps that will make your iPhone friends jealous
May 27, 2016
Nathan McAlone, Business Insider… Unlock your phone and apps with your face and voice using AppLock Face/Voice Recognition….…………………

The Week’s Top Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows Mobile Apps
May 23, 2016
Tom Pritchard, Gizmodo… With all the personal information on your phones, you can never keep things too secure. That’s especially true of your apps, in particular if there’s banking information and other sensitive stuff hidden inside. How do you know someone won’t guess your password and get in?…  AppLock Face/Voice Recognition locks up individual apps and won’t let anyone in except you……………………

App Review: AppLock Face/Voice Recognition
May 18, 2016
Tom Dawson, Android Headlines… AppLock Face/Voice Recognition is an Android app developed by Sensory and aims to make your chosen apps as secure as possible, by making it impossible for anyone other than yourself to open the apps. AppLock Face/Voice Recognition does this by using both voice recognition using either a predetermined phrase or one of your own chosen phrases, as well as your own face using the front-facing camera on your device.…………………

Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Week: Gboard, SuperFly, and More
May 16, 2016
Istvan Fekete, Tech.CO… Android users may benefit from another layer of security with AppLock. After going through the setup process, users can select which apps they want to protect. There are two levels of protection AppLock offers: one that requires only voice or face recognition, and the second, “TrulySecure,” requires both to unlock the desired app.…………………

Sensory enables face, voice biometrics on Android
May 14, 2016
Zack Martin, Secure ID News… Sensory announced the release of its face and voice biometric fusion app called AppLock on the Google Play store. The app adds an extra layer of security to any mobile app. AppLock combines an intuitive user interface with face and voice biometric authentication technologies to keep prying eyes out of personal apps, making it so that only the device’s owner can access them. …………………

Sensory suggests a natural approach to strong app authentication with AppLock
May 11, 2016
Chris Burt, Biometric Update… Sensory has launched a free, easy-to-use app to secure Android devices with voice and facial recognition, the company announced Wednesday. AppLock utilizes impenetrable deep learning biometric fusion technology and liveness detection, and the company says it provides twice the security of the best fingerprint and iris sensors with near instant user verification when unlocking apps.………………….

Sensory Launches Upgraded Android Security App
May 11, 2016
Alex Perala, Mobile ID World… Sensory Inc. has launched an upgraded version of its Android app that adds a powerful layer of security to app protection. Called AppLock, the system uses facial and voice recognition technology to lock apps as designated by the user.………………….

AppLock Protects Android Apps With Face and Voice Biometrics
May 10, 2016
Brandy Shaul, Adweek – Social Times… Sensory announced the full release of its facial- and voice-recognition application on Android. The app allows users to lock access to specific apps and open them by using face and/or voice recognition.………………….

Mobile App Security: Using Biometric Fusion to Protect Apps
May 10, 2016
Boyan Josic, Josic…  A new mobile security app is being released today which employs biometric fusion technology. AppLock combines face and voice verification which offers twice the security of fingerprint scanners for safeguarding apps on your mobile device.………………….

Samsung continues to utilize speech recognition technology by Sensory
April 3, 2016
Stephen Mayhew, Biometric UpdateSensory Inc. announced this past week that Samsung continues to utilize TrulyHandsfree technology to provide speech trigger and speech recognition experience on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, even when no internet connection is present. ………………….

Samsung Galaxy S7 Devices Feature TrulyHandsfree Tech
March 31, 2016, Samsung has licensed Sensory Inc.’s TrulyHandsfree technology for its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones. The integration brings embedded speech recognition to the flagship devices. ………………….

A new Intel partnership may finally bring Siri to the desktop
March 17, 2016
Nate Swanner, The Next WebIntel is adding speech recognition features to its system-on-chips (SoC) via a partnership with Sensory…………………..

Intel Could Be Bringing Always-On Voice Assistants to Laptops
March 17, 2016
Chris Mills, GizmodoAlways-on digital assistants like “Hey Siri” and “OK Google” add an important layer of simplicity, but thus far they’ve not made it to laptops, mostly due to battery reasons. A new Intel partnership with Sensory is hoping to solve that. …………………..

Apple Rumors 2016: Siri For OS X Is Looking Like A Real Possibility With Intel’s Latest Sensory Partnership
March 17, 2016
Cammy Harbison, iDigitalTimesThree weeks ago, rumors emerged that Apple could bring Siri to the desktop in the next OS X and now it looks like that rumor will be realized. On Tuesday, Intel announced a new partnership with Sensory to develop speech recognition features for its system-on-chips (SoC)…………………..

Siri On Desktop May Finally Be Possible Thanks to Intel
March 17, 2016
Sikander Mahmood, Tech FragSiri has been exclusive to Apple mobile devices and many, for a long time, feel that it is time to bring it to Desktop computers. Of course, Siri belongs to Apple to MAC PCs will be the only ones getting her if that ever happens. If some recent indications are to be believed, we may see this happening sooner than most think. Intel has partnered with Sensory and this partnership may result in Siri coming to Desktop……………………

Always-on voice assistants coming to Windows laptops
March 17, 2016
Tech by Viv, Geek SnackAs a result of a partnership between Intel and Sensory, always-on voice assistants and voice recognition might soon be features included in every Windows laptop and machine in the future……………………

Intel’s latest partnership could pave the way for Siri on Macs
March 17, 2016
JC Torres, SlashGearWith Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree speech recognition, any Intel current and future Intel system-on-chip could, in theory, have always-on speech recognition…………………….

Intel Integrates Sensory’s Voice Activation Tech into SoC Offerings
March 17, 2016
Alex Perala, FindBiometricsSensory Inc. has found a major new distribution channel for its TrulyHandsfree voice command technology: It’s now embedded in a number of system-on-chip (SoC) offerings from IT giant Intel……………………

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Speech Recognition Now Available on Intel SoC Platforms
March 17, 2016
Virtual-Strategy MagazineTrulyHandsfree is the most accurate and lowest power speech recognition solution available on Intel low power DSPs in Skylake, Anniedale, Broxton, Broadwell and Merrifield SoCs……………………

Una alianza de Intel con Sensory sirve en bandeja de plata la vía para activar Siri en los Mac
March 17, 2016
Miguel López, ApplesferaDesde The Next Web nos explican dicho acuerdo con Sensory, una compañía especializada en sistemas de reconocimiento de voz. Integrando ese sistema propietario en una placa de Intel de forma completamente nativa se consigue que un ordenador sea capaz de reconocer una voz sin que haya que consumir demasiados recursos……………………

Tu próximo ordenador estará siempre escuchándote y esperando órdenes
March 17, 2016
Pedro Moya, OmicronoIntel quiere llevar los asistentes de voz a los ordenadores, permitiendo que estén siempre escuchando a la espera de nuestras órdenes………………….

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Speech Recognition Available on Intel SoC
March 17, 2016
Leonard Klie, Speech Tech MagSensory, a provider of embedded voice and vision technologies, today announced the broad availability of its TrulyHandsfree technology as deeply embedded ports on many of Intel’s latest software-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms targeting the PC, tablet, and smartphone industries………………….

Sensory Biometrics Helping Track Attendance in South America With Inngresa
March 7, 2016
FindBiometricsBiometrics company Sensory, Inc. is helping track employee attendance in Peru, Chile and Colombia thanks to a licensing agreement with Inngresa………………….

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory
February 18, 2016
FindBiometricsFindBiometrics is on its way to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2016, and Sensory, Inc. will be exhibiting there. Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, recently had the opportunity to speak with Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory in advance of this year’s MWC………………….

Raising the Bar on Mobile Biometric Security
January 11, 2016
Tom Kevan, Electronics360Until recently, smartphone developers have been hard pressed to defend against evermore-sophisticated security threats while keeping the process of gaining access to the device as convenient as possible. This may well change with the release of the newly upgraded TrulySecure biometric embedded software platform from Sensory…………………

Samsung ARTIK to Offer Sensory TrulyHandsfree Support
January 4, 2016
FindBiometricsSensory’s TrulyHandsfree solution will be supported by the Samsung ARTIK platform, the company has announced. TrulyHandsfree is Sensory’s flagship speech recognition system, and was updated late last summer to use deep learning technology to filter out background noise, among other improvements. ARTIK, meanwhile, is Samsung’s chip line for the Internet of Things, offering developers the building blocks to put together a variety of IoT solutions…………………

Deploying speech recognition locally versus the cloud
December 17, 2015
Todd Mozer, Embedded Computing – Guest BlogEveryone familiar with Siri, Google Now, Cortana, S-Voice, and/or Echo is familiar with the progress and improvement in speech recognition over the past decade. Much of this improvement comes from cloud-based recognizers deploying “deep learning” on big data………………..

My humble advice for Samsung Mobile
December 9, 2015
Todd Mozer, Embedded Computing – Guest BlogLet me say that I welcome Dong-Jin Koh to lead Samsung Mobile. Samsung has a huge opportunity ahead of itself, and I have some strong opinions on how they should exploit this opportunity with a refined technology strategy……………….

Biometric Security Can Leave a Lasting Impression
December 8, 2015
Bernard Brafman, AppDeveloper MagazineEach year faster processors and new APIs offer developers more tools to use in the creation of their apps. While these advances offer opportunities, new capabilities also mean users expect the apps they use to perpetually improve update after update, and user experience is a chart topper on the list of elements they want improved………………..

IoT Editors Day Silicon Valley: Voice Control Could be the Future of IoT Security and Control
December 8, 2015
Ken Briodagh, IoTEvolutionVoice command is everywhere, and getting better all the time, and, for the IoT that’s good news…One company that’s leading the way to build safe and effective voice command software for IoT, M2M and mobile applications is Sensory, based in Santa Clara, California………………

Sensory leverages voice, facial biometrics in TrulySecure 2.0 on-device authentication solution
November 24, 2015
Donny Jackson, IWCE’s Urgent CommunicationsSilicon Valley-based Sensory last week announced the availability of TrulySecure 2.0, a multimodal biometric authentication technology that leverages both voice and facial biometrics technologies to ensure secure access to application on mobile Android devices……………..

Sensory launches update of TrulySecure face and voice biometric
November 24, 2015
Gina Jordan, SecureIDNewsTechnology licensing company Sensory has launched TrulySecure 2.0, an updated version of its speaker verification and face recognition solution released a year ago. The systems is for mobile, tablets and PCs and enables multimodal biometric authentication…………….

Dual Biometrics – Added Security Without Added Hassle
November 20, 2015
Contributed Article, App Developer MagazineOur mobile phones are a portable treasure trove of personal information. They often carry a record of where we’ve been through the metadata of our photos and the people we talk to in our call and message logs – not to mention our emails, notes, appointments and a range of other things we store inside different apps…………….

Biometric fusion-based security meets deep learning for smartphones & tablets
November 19, 2015
Max Maxfield, embedded.comOne of the hot areas in embedded space is that of biometric identification technologies, such as speech identification and facial recognition…. Sensory Inc. specializes in developing cutting-edge speech and vision recognition, identification, and verification technologies……………

TrulySecure Embeds Biometrics
November 19, 2015
Colin Johnson, EE TimesSensory Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), the company that brought neural networks—the same type Apple uses to run Siri on “big iron” in the cloud—to the local hand-held devices is now claiming a voice+facial authentication system that uses the cell phone’s mic and camera………….

Financial Biometrics Month: Four Unique Modalities
November 19, 2015
Peter B. Counter, FindBiometrics… Financial biometrics are spreading like wildfire across the FinTech industry. With all the big financial service providers and most major banks embracing strong authentication for both payments and banking operations, there have never been so many ways to authorize the movement of money… While face and voice recognition each have their own separate applications in finance, the two modalities can combine to create something quite powerful in terms of flexibility and security………….

Sensory reveals multimodal solution TrulySecure 2.0
November 18, 2015
Planet Biometrics… Sensory has released a FIDO Certified multimodal biometric authentication technology called TrulySecure …………

With TrulySecure 2.0 Developers Can Move Beyond Thumbprint Recognition
November 18, 2015
Stuart Parkerson, App Developer MagazineSensory has released TrulySecure 2.0, the next generation of the company’s FIDO Certified multimodal biometric authentication technology. …………

TMCnet interview with Todd Mozer
November 18, 2015
Rich Tehrani, TMCnetEditors Day Santa Clara 2015, Interview with Todd Mozer…………

Sensory Launches TrulySecure 2.0
November 18, 2015
Alex Perala, Mobile ID WorldWith TrulySecure 2.0, Sensory Offers ‘Virtually Impenetrable Security’Sensory Inc. has launched TrulySecure 2.0, the next generation of one of its flagship multimodal platforms………….

Sensory launches FIDO certified multimodal biometric authentication solution, partner program
November 17, 2015
Justin Lee, Biometric UpdateSensory announced it has released its FIDO Certified multimodal biometric authentication solution TrulySecure 2.0, as well as launched a new partner program that provides discounts for app developers…………

TrulySecure 2.0 Offers ‘Virtually Impenetrable Security’
November 17, 2015
Alex Perala, FindBiometrics.comWith TrulySecure 2.0, Sensory Offers ‘Virtually Impenetrable Security’Sensory Inc. has launched TrulySecure 2.0, the next generation of one of its flagship multimodal platforms………..

Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on TrulySecure 2.0
November 17, 2015
Peter B. Counter, FindBiometrics.comTrulySecure 2.0 was released this morning and I recently had a chance to speak with Sensory’s CEO, Todd Mozer, about what’s new with this latest update……….

Sensory, Inc. at Money 20/20
November 13, 2015
The FindBiometrics Team, FindBiometrics.comSensory, Inc. was at Money20/20 this year and Peter O’Neill caught up with the company’s Vice President of Sales, Jeff Rogers. Sensory was promoting biometrics at the conference by showing off its TrulySecure biometric software, which is FIDO Certified and enables on-device face and voice recognition. In the following video, Rogers demonstrates the sensory technology………

Sensory Listens to Your Voice
November 2, 2015
Bryon Moyer, EEJournalIf you read our earlier piece on QuickLogic’s EOS device, and if you were paying attention to details, you might recall a quick mention of a company called Sensory that had partnered with QuickLogic for audio algorithms. Sensory subsequently released a product called TrulyHandsFree, and I connected with them to find out more about who they are and what they do……..

Biometrics set to do away with passwords, experts say
October 30, 2015
NPN via Raycom News Network, WBRCPasswords are passe... Insiders say the future of security, especially in banking, will be using biometrics to log in to accounts…….

Biometrics may lead to more secure banking
October 8, 2015
Jodi Mohrmann, News4JAX… Between voice activation, facial recognition and fingerprint verification, experts say biometric banking is booming….Biometrics expert Todd Mozer with Sensory Inc. explains what biometrics means. ……..

FIDO certifies more products
August 13, 2015
Planet BiometricsNewly certified FIDO 1.0 products include FIDO authenticators and servers from Egis, Feitian, GoTrust, MicroStrategy, Sensory, SK Planet, and Synaptics. ……..

The 2015 Speech Industry Star Performers: Sensory
August 7, 2015
David Myron, SpeechTech Magazine… Sensory Squeezes Large Vocabularies Into Small Devices –
Sensory is no newcomer to our Star Performer awards. The company received this honor last year for the introduction of its TrulySecure speaker verification technology, and for further developing its TrulyHandsfree Voice Control technology, which awakens consumer electronic devices once their name is called and enables them to respond without a button pressed. ……..

TrulyHandsfree 4.0 Uses Deep Learning to Filter Noise
August 7, 2015
Alex Perala, FindBiometrics… Sensory, Inc. has launched a new version of its TrulyHandsfree speech recognition system. In addition to a number of other improvements, TrulyHandsfree 4.0 boasts of deep learning technology that allows it to be as much as 80 percent more accurate than the previous iteration of the system. ……..

Sensory Speech Recognition Delivers 80% More Accuracy
August 7, 2015
News Desk, IHS Electronics360Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ embedded always on and always-listening speech recognition platform has received a major upgrade boost in accuracy. By adding advanced deep learning and filter-bank features, Sensory increased accuracy by up to 80%, even in noisy environments. ……..

Sensory Adds Deep Learning to TrulyHandsfree Platform
August 6, 2015
Leonard Klie, SpeechTech MagazineNew speech extraction techniques in TrulyHandsfree 4.0 allow spoken commands to cut through real-world noise. ……..

Speech Recognition Gets an Upgrade
August 6, 2015
Ken Briodagh, IoT Evolution… Bringing machine listening into the IoT through deep learning is a new approach, but one that must be taken seriously. We’ll be watching. ……..

Sensory releases major update to its TrulyHandsfree speech recognition platform
August 6, 2015
Justin Lee, Biometric Update… TrulyHandsfree 4.0 offers several improvements over the previous version, including larger deep learning acoustic models with higher accuracy, new algorithms that overcome reverb and harsh acoustic environments, advanced filterbank features that improve front-end speech feature extraction, full compatibility with TrulyNatural, and improved architectural scalability which allows for low-power DSP implementations with secondary accuracy improvements at the operating system level. ……..

Soon we’ll have Siri-like assistants that don’t give up our secrets
August 6, 2015
Daniela Hernandez, Fusion… Take Sensory, for example, a company that develops security and voice-control technology. On Thursday, it released a new version of TrulyHandsfree, an always-on voice-recognition listening system, that benefits from this technology. While much of the AI we interact with on a daily basis–like GoogleNow, Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana–is beamed to our devices via the internet, TrulyHandsFree is local. ……..

Voice Biometrics for Connected Device Security
July 24, 2015
Staff, Connected World… Biometrics solutions can provide enhanced security for the connected devices that make up the IoT (Internet of Things). Sensory, a biometrics solutions provider, wants to make it even easier for OEMs (original-equipment manufacturers) to embed speaker-verification technology into mobile devices, apps, consumer electronics, and automotive solutions. ……..

The Power of Voice
July 17, 2015
Tom Kevan, IHS Electronics 360… Powerful forces, old and new, have come together to dramatically change the way humans interact with devices… “As we have gotten more sophisticated GPUs, we have also gotten more sophisticated ways of interacting with products through voice,” says Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory Inc. ……..

Sensory Inc. releases embedded speaker verification SDK
July 1, 2015
Justin Lee, Biometric Update … Using advanced noise-robust signal processing, the technology is able to deliver strong performance and accuracy in a wide range of environments, including outdoors and in moderate-noise. ……..

TrulySecure Lets Devices Distinguish Between Speakers
June 30, 2015
Alex Perala, Mobile ID World… The technology supports multiple user profiles and is able to distinguish between each associated voice; and the more it’s used, the more accurate it gets. Sensory says that it has a success rate of up to 96 percent in accurately identifying users, and a 99.99 percent success rate at identifying impostors. ……..

VoiceDial: Making Hands-Free Truly Hands-Free
June 24, 2015
Luke Patrick, Android Apps Review … VoiceDial works incredibly well and rectifies a lot of its competitors mistakes, offering a way to hands-free dial your contacts with effortless, accurate ease… It’s a superior option to surpass what Siri and OK Google are doing with voice dialing. ……..

Cutting the cord on voice control
June 5, 2015
Richard Quinnell, EDN Network … With the advent of Apple’s Siri, voice control of electronic devices has entered the mainstream consciousness. This, in turn, has stirred interest in adding voice control to embedded systems, as well………..

VoiceDial app adds hands-free voice dialing to Android devices, no cloud required
June 1, 2015
Ted Kritsonis, Digital Trends … Sensory Inc. … has released its free VoiceDial app for Android smartphones and tablets, enabling users to make calls to contacts by voice without touching their device……….

Sensory releases speech recognition app for Android smartphones
May 28, 2015
Justin Lee, Biometric Update … Sensory Inc. has released its VoiceDial application for Android phones and tablets, which uses Sensory’s voice biometrics based TrulyHandsfree technology to build and search the device’s contact lists by voice………

Sensory reveals details of AppLock
May 28, 2015
planet biometrics … Santa Clara-based IT security firm Sensory has released a video showing how its facial and voice recognition biometric app works ……..

Sensory Unveils TrulyNatural, To Be Used By Robot
May 12, 2015
FindBiometrics … Designed to be natural, fast, scalable, flexible and accurate, TrulyNatural, according to  a press release issued by Sensory, “offers substantive advantages over cloud-based solutions”……..

Sensory Releases TrulyNatural Deep Neural Net Speech Recognition
May 11, 2015
Leonard Klie, SpeechTechMag …  “Over the years, Sensory has pioneered many speech technology trends, most recently with our always-on, always-listening speech solution TrulyHandsfree, a technology that many in the industry thought was impossible to achieve because of the difficult requirements of both high accuracy and low power consumption. We are confident that we have another groundbreaker on our hands with TrulyNatural,” said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory, during a press conference……..

Sensory Inc. launches speech recognition platform, signs Jibo, Inc. as customer
May 11, 2015
Justin Lee, …Sensory Inc. announced it has released TrulyNatural, a client-based large vocabulary speech recognition platform that offers high accuracy, along with a more consistent and secure user experience……..

Sensory Releases TrulyNatural, Licenses It For Social Robot
May 11, 2015
Peter Counter, MobileIDWorld… Sensory, Inc. announced today the release of TrulyNatural, a client-based large vocabulary speech recognition platform. Designed to be natural, fast, scalable, flexible and accurate, TrulyNatural, according to  a press release issued by Sensory, “offers substantive advantages over cloud-based solutions”……..

Jibo robot snags new Sensory cloud-free speech control
May 11, 2015
Chris Davies, Slash Gear… Jibo, announced last year and expected to ship in 2016, may look like a kitchen appliance brought to life, but thanks to Sensory’s new TrulyNatural system will be able to perpetually listen and react to a broad range of voice commands without requiring a connection to the cloud as most speech-recognition does……

AppLock Face/Voice Recognition Provides Security and Peace of Mind
April 20, 2015
Sarah Hanlon, Android Apps Review …Whether you share your Android device or you’re looking for a way to keep certain apps safe from prying eyes, AppLock Face/Voice Recognition is a must-have tool for protecting apps…….

Secure your apps with AppLock Face/Voice Recognition
April 17, 2015
Larry Sullivan, App Review Central… If you are looking for a quick and easy way to control access to particular apps on your Android device, AppLock from Sensory is a great option……

To make your smart TV safe from spying, manufacturers need to up their game
March 25, 2015
Ted Kritsonis, Digital Trends… Comedian Yakov Smirnoff used to notoriously joke that “in Soviet Union, television watches you!”…..

Questions Arise About Security of Alipay Facial Recognition
March 19, 2015
Alex Perala, Mobile ID World … The emerging vulnerabilities of mCommerce are a serious threat, but there are viable multi-factor solutions, and sticking with archaic password systems is not a good option…..

Qualcomm Integrates Sensory’s Low-Power Voice Recognition
March 11, 2015
Alex Perala, Mobile ID World … Sensory Inc. has announced a major new partnership with respect to its low-power voice control system. Mobile technology developer Qualcomm has agreed to implement Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 3.0 technology into its upcoming platforms…..

Biometric security may soon be ready for prime time
February 10, 2015
Mark Albertson, Examiner … A different approach to biometrics is being offered by Sensory, a company that has specialized in consumer speech and voice technologies since 1994. In January, the company released a new Android app that combines both facial and voice authentication into one product……

Sensory Continues Expansion, Rolls out Voice Biometric Solution AppLock
January 27, 2015
Michele Masterson, Speech Technology Magazine … The new year has barely begun and Sensory has already disclosed a series of partnerships and product rollouts. The company has been expanding, says founder and CEO Todd Mozer, hiring more employees while it continues to grow its authentication technologies on both the speech and vision sides…..

New Android app with voice and facial recognition
January 21, 2015
Stephen Mayhew, … Sensory, Inc has released AppLock, a new Android application available at the Google Play Store that uses biometric fusion to allow mobile device users to secure their applications….

Let me (and only me) in my iPhone
January 19, 2015
Mike Feibus, Special for USA TODAY … Sensory, which develops voice and vision biometric technology for consumer products, approached me about its new authentication app called AppLock. AppLock, which is available beginning today on the Android Play Store, leverages the smartphone’s microphone as well as the camera to employ both voice and vision to authenticate users….

Sensory Expands Market for TrulyHandsfree Speech
January 8, 2015
Leonard Klie,… Sensory this week released a low-power sound detector that will allow its TrulyHandsfree Voice Control to operate at ultra-low power. This hardware addition is expected to further drive down power consumption and extend the battery life for always-on, always-listening devices that can accept voice inputs for command and control functions….

Sensory and Nok Nok Labs to provide FIDO-Ready voice and facial authentication
January 7, 2015
Stephen Mayhew,… Sensory Inc. has partnered with Nok Nok Labs to provide voice and facial-based authentication solutions to Nok Nok Labs’ customers that meet Fast Identity Online Alliance’s new specifications…

Audio CODECs tout improved voice control, audio capability
September 22, 2014
EET Asia…Targeting wearables, a low power voice trigger is available on the DA7322 and DA7323 where over a dozen keywords can be supported with over 95 per cent accuracy without false triggering. This capability is demonstrated by the TrulyHandsfree always-on voice activation and recognition software provided by Sensory, which includes trigger to search, user-defined triggers, speaker verification and identification and multiple language support. …..

SpeechTech Magazine names Sensory as a “Star Performer” in the 2014 Speech Industry Awards
July 31, 2014
The Editors of Speech Technology…This year, there were notable advancements in mobile authentication, intelligent assistants, visual IVR, wearable devices, natural language, analytics, and mobile voice search. Thanks to our 15 Star Performers, all of these efforts were propelled to new heights…..

The Vocca Light Switch Is A Modern-Day Clapper
July 30, 2014
Jordan Crook,…Smart bulbs are pretty cool… until you realize that physically flipping the switch is sometimes faster than unlocking your phone, opening the right app, and controlling the light through your mobile device…Along with voice control (powered by Sensory technology), the Vocca offers similar controls to other smart lighting systems on the market, including control of your light bulbs from your phone, and the ability to set timers for when you wake up, go to sleep, etc…..

VOCCA: Add Voice Commands To Your Light Bulb
July 30, 2014 …There is no need for a WiFi connection to get your VOCCA working. The technology is based on voice recognition technology from Sensory…….

How biometrics could protect consumer privacy
July 23, 2014
YaKenda McGahee, CCTV-AMERICA…When it comes to securing your personal devices, passwords and even fingerprinting are considered by some as old fashioned……

Sensory’s Todd Mozer Discusses Biometric Security For Consumer Devices
July 18, 2014
William Wong, Electronic Design …Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory Inc., describes new speech and vision technologies that target consumer products including mobile and automotive platforms…..

Sensory Brings On-Device Face and Voice Recognition to Mobile
June 30, 2014
Peter Counter, MobileIDWorld …Competition is heating up over the security in your pocket. Today, Sensory announced a new biometric solution optimized for smartphones, tablets and PC platforms: TrulySecure™. A software-based multi-factor product, Sensory’s new technology suit is aimed at bringing accessibility to the consumer logical access control market….

Sensory Releases Combined Vision and Voice Authentication For Mobile Devices
June 30, 2014
Eliane Fiolet, …Sensory has been developing speech recognition software solutions for the past 20 years and I had the opportunity to meet CEO Todd Mozer for a demo of TrulySecure™, its new technology that enables biometric authentication for Smartphones, tablets and PCs. Sensory TrulySecure combines voice and face recognition to unlock applications on mobile devices, and it can be used by OEMs to unlock the device itself….

Voice & Face Unlock Smartphones & Tablets
June 30, 2014
Max Maxfield, EETimes …With the advent of increasingly sophisticated personal electronic devices, security is becoming more and more of an issue…Now Sensory has launched TrulySecure™, which combines speech identification and facial recognition to give a state-of-the-art security solution…

Sensory debuts a smartphone lock keyed to both your voice and your face
June 30, 2014
Kevin Fitchard, Gigaom …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…

Sensory combines voice and facial recognition to make your devices more secure
June 30, 2014
Josh Ong, TNW, The Next Web …Speech recognition specialist Sensory has announced TrulySecure™, a new biometric technology that monitors your face and your voice in order to authenticate you on your smartphone, PC or tablet…

Why Siri Is Apple’s Most Important Footnote
June 3, 2014
Sarah Kessler, Fast Company …“It [Siri]changed everybody’s expectations about what is possible,” says Gary Morgenthaler, an early Siri investor and board member. … Todd Mozer, Sensory’s CEO, remembers the attitude toward speech interfaces seeming to change overnight. “You wouldn’t believe the number of companies that suddenly were knocking on our doors and saying, ‘we want to add speech recognition, we don’t exactly know how, but we know we need to do it now,’” he says……

GSMA Announces Winners of the 2014 Global Mobile Awards
February 25, 2014
PRNewswire, BARCELONA, Spain…The GSMA today announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were honoured in an afternoon ceremony hosted by British actor, writer, presenter and comedian James Corden. …..

Sensory Adds TrulyHandsFree Technology to Cadence Voice Processors
February 20, 2014, The addition of Sensory’s TrulyHandsFree means that Cadence’s DSP voice processors consume less power. …..

Intel Is Working on a Smart, Voice-Enabled Headset
February 4, 2014
Leonard Klie,…Intel has been quietly working on a voice-enabled smart headset personal assistant, code-named Jarvis… In addition to Intel-developed firmware and software, the Intel smart headset reference design uses Sensory’s low-power, always-listening voice recognition technology …..

What’s All This About “Wearables”?
January 20, 2014
PRWeb, Some analysts suggest wearables are the “next big thing” and others suggest a limited role for such devices. A keynote panel at the Mobile Voice Conference, March 3-5 in San Francisco, led by Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory Inc., will address the issues surrounding the category. ….

Not All of the Wearables Intel Showed at CES Had Intel Inside
January 17, 2014
Ina Fried,… A big part of Intel’s pitch at CES was that its signature x86 processors could scale from their home turf of PCs all the way down to the smallest of devices… In the case of the (voice assistant-equipped) earpiece, Intel says that it developed the voice-controlled assistant and did note in a fact sheet that the speech recognition technology was powered by Sensory Inc.

Conexant Targets Far-Field Voice Processing for TVs, PCs, Smartphones & Tablets
January 9, 2014
Max Maxfield,…We are currently poised on the brink of a dramatic increase in the deployment of voice-controlled “things.” Some people call this “embedded speech,” while others refer to it as “emerging audio.” Whatever you call it, it won’t be long before the world in which we live will be a very different place…Last year, I told you about the folks at a company called Sensory, who are doing some incredible things with regard to speech recognition…

Voice biometrics and how far we’ve come
July 11, 2013
Adam Vrankulj,…. speech recognition and voice biometric technology have come a long way, and products using voice as a biometric modality are gaining a ton of traction in the market – with particular success in the consumer device and customer authentication spaces… According to Bernie Brafman, VP of Business Development for Sensory, there is one major problem and it’s voice biometric technology’s known Kryptonite: Background noise… Sensory, which focuses on embedded solutions and has been working with speech recognition and speaker identification for 20 years, has integrated speech technology in a new QNX concept car, though speaker recognition isn’t an option. The system lets users plot a route, pick music or perform pre-programmed actions….

Hello, Bentley: Using Sensory speech technology to create a natural user experience
March 7, 2013
Bernard Brafman & Justin Moon, QNX Auto Blog…Speech recognition is a key component of the latest QNX technology concept car, a modified Bentley Continental GT. The speech rec system lets you plot a route or select your favorite artist using natural speech, but it goes even further by letting you simply ask the car to perform an action. Leveraging Sensory’s FluentSoft SDK, more specifically the TrulyHandsfreeTM Voice Control technology, the QNX concept development team implemented keyword spotting techniques to interact with the vehicle.. …

Tensilica and Sensory Drive Industry’s Lowest Power DSP-Based Voice Activation Solution
Santa Clara, CA, February 25, 2013
Design&Reuse…Low Power Speech Detection Enables Under 25 µW. Tensilica, Inc. and Sensory today announced that the two companies have worked together to provide the lowest power voice activation solution based on Tensilica’s recently introduced HiFi Mini DSP (digital signal processor) IP core and Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ always-on voice activation technology. …

Sensory’s mega-cool TrulyHandsfree voice control 3.0
February 19, 2013
Clive Maxfield, EE Times Products…. Speech recognition and voice control technology has exploded recently with some amazing capabilities, such as the ability to recognize keywords being spoken in a crowded party with humongous amounts of background noise… And keeping the ball rolling, the guys and gals at Sensory have just announced the release of TrulyHandsfree Voice Control 3.0. This latest version provides the ability for end users to create their own custom voice triggers and biometric passphrases that identify who they are and unlock features, permit access, or call up customized settings…

Sensory Announces TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control 3.0
February 19, 2013
findBIOMETRICS…Sensory, Inc. today announces the release of TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control 3.0 with the ability for end users to create their own custom voice triggers and biometric passphrases that identify who they are and unlock features, permit access, or call up customized settings….

CEVA and Sensory Partner to Deliver Lowest Power Voice Activation Solution Based on CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP Platform
February 19, 2013
Design&Reuse…Optimized TrulyHandsfree™ technology from Sensory leverages performance, power benefits and tool chain efficiency of leading voice/audio DSP; Companies to showcase solution at Mobile World Congress 2013…

Sensory’s New TrulyHandsfree 3.0 Speaker Verification and Speaker Identification Optimized Port Available on Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs
February 19, 2013
Design&Reuse…Tensilica, Inc. and Sensory today announced that the two companies have partnered to provide an optimized port of Sensory’s new TrulyHandsfree 3.0 Voice Control software to Tensilica’s family of HiFi Audio/Voice DSP IP cores…

3.0 is a Real Charm for Sensory TrulyHandsfree Voice Control
February 19, 2013
Dan Miller, opusresearch …The latest version of Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree(TM) technology marks some radical leaps forward for embedded speech processing resources and secure device activation…

Speech Finds a Home
February 10, 2013
Leonard Klie, Speech Technology…”We shouldn’t have to push buttons to use the speech recognition,” Mozer says. “The whole purpose of speech in this case is so we would not have to use a lot of button pushes.” His company, Sensory, has been at the forefront of development in this area. Its TrulyHandsfree Trigger is a voice technology that makes devices and applications come alive—or “wake up”—with a spoken word or phrase. …

Yes, We Can Hear You Now! The Rise of Embedded Speech
January 16, 2013
Clive Maxfield, All Programmable Planet… By some strange quirk of fate, I’ve been hearing a lot about the topic of embedded speech recently, ranging from discussions on the NPR (National Public Radio) … to articles like Ubiquitous sensors meet the most natural interface – speech on EDN (Electronic Design News)…I’ve been talking to the folks at Sensory. These are the guys and gals who are featured in the EDN article mentioned above; they are also the ones who are giving the paper at Design West. In addition to having their own custom microcontroller that is dedicated to embedded speech applications, they also have an SDK (software development kit) and API (application programming interface) that allows their speech recognition and generation software to be run on other processors….

Ubiquitous sensors meet the most natural interface–speech—Part I
Ubiquitous sensors meet the most natural interface–speech—Part II
January 14, 2013
Bernard Brafman,Sensory inc. EDN Network … Advances in sensor technology have surrounded us with devices that are aware of our activities and environment and that enable systems to deliver convenience and comfort. Among the most ubiquitous of sensors is the microphone. …

QNX Re-imagines the Driving Experience with New Technology Concept Car
LAS VEGAS, 2013 International CES (North Hall, Booth 1837), January 8,
QNX Software Systems Limited… The concept car, based on a Bentley Continental GT convertible, integrates technologies never before seen in any vehicle, to show how QNX Software Systems is helping its customers build the “connected cockpit” of tomorrow… Just say “Hello Bentley,” and the car’s voice recognition system immediately starts interacting with you, in a distinctly British accent. No button pushes needed, as the system uses Truly Handsfree™ keyword spotting technology from Sensory…

Tensilica Introduces the Smallest, Lowest Power DSP IP Core For Always-Listening Voice Trigger and Voice Recognition
January 3, 2013
Tensilica , …Tensilica is working with Sensory and other software partners that will provide the voice-activation, speech command recognition, voice pre-processing and noise reduction products optimized on the HiFi Mini DSP…”Power is the single most important factor in enabling always-on listening capability in mobile devices. Using Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ voice control technology, HiFi Mini is able to achieve less than 88 uW of power for the core in 28 nm HPL, achieving both the lowest power consumption and uncompromising accuracy for speech recognition,” stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s senior director of mobile multimedia …The HiFi Mini DSP IP core will be available in March 2013. Tensilica will demonstrate Sensory’s Truly Handsfree voice trigger and speech command products on HiFi Mini at the Consumer Electronics Show in booth MP25060, January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV USA.