Sensory Releases Embedded Speaker Verification SDK – Enables Devices to Switch User Profiles Based on Who’s Talking

Santa Clara, Calif., – June 30, 2015 – New Speaker Verification Component of TrulySecure Platform can be integrated into Devices as Either Text Dependent or Text Independent

Sensory Inc., a Silicon Valley based company focused on machine learning techniques to improve the user experience and security of consumer electronics through state-of-the-art embedded voice and vision technologies, today announced the release of an a la carte SDK for the company’s exciting new embedded speaker verification component of its TrulySecure technology platform. By embedding Sensory’s new speaker verification component into a device, OEMs will be able to deliver new experiences in which a user’s voice can be used to switch profiles, access specific data, or track conversations with personal digital assistants. Sensory’s embedded voice, vision and biometric technologies are all known for their leading performance and accuracy, and the company’s new speaker verification technology maintains this trend, boasting up to 96% success at recognizing the correct user and 99.99% success at rejecting imposters– making Sensory’s speaker verification substantially more secure than traditional 4-digit PIN codes and much easier to use and lower-cost than fingerprint technology. For less than ideal environments with more ambient noise, the technology still offers an equal error rate (EER) of two percent or lower.

“We are always exploring new avenues for improving the security and user experience of consumer electronics,” said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory. “We pioneered low power text dependent speaker verification in our TrulyHandsfree offering.  With TrulySecure, we have pushed the boundary on performance and text independent usage and because of the strong interest we have received, we decided to take the speaker verification component of TrulySecure and wrap it up into its own SDK for our customers to begin using.”

Sensory’s TrulySecure speaker verification component is designed to automatically identify and authenticate users based on their voice. The technology offers support for multiple enrolled users and can adapt to each user’s voice, becoming more accurate over time. This technology uses advanced noise-robust signal processing to deliver excellent performance and accuracy in a broad range of environments, including outdoors and in moderate-noise. Speaker verification can be combined as a modular component with TrulyHandsfree for ultra-low power always listening wake-up with ultra-secure biometric authentication by using two independent verification approaches.

Custom designed and developed at Sensory by a team of voice biometrics experts, the company’s new speaker verification component of TrulySecure was designed to be:

  • Simple – User enrollment only takes a few seconds and as little as a few spoken words
  • Safe – users are able to access their devices and user profiles by speaking to their device
  • Accurate – Technology boasts an extremely low error rate
  • Adaptive – the technology is designed to constantly adapt to the users’ voices, allowing its performance to perpetually improve
  • Robust – new noise-robust signal processing techniques allow the technology to offer even higher level of accuracy than traditional algorithms in high-noise environments
  • Language independent – language specific models are not required, and accents do not adversely effect the accuracy

“What sets this technology apart, other than its incredible accuracy, is the fact that it can be incorporated into devices in either text-dependent or text-independent modes. So, depending on how its integrated by the manufacturer, a passphrase may be pre-determined, or left to the end user to choose, or the application may identify the user from their unique characteristics from random speech,” Mozer added.

SDK’s for the embedded speaker verification component of TrulySecure from Sensory are available for Android, Mac OS, Linux and Windows applications, with support for other leading platforms coming soon. Jibo, the world’s first social robot, is the first customer to license this technology and will use it to track users in a room. Sensory plans to integrate this new technology as part of the company’s TrulySecure™ biometrics technology offering. Android users can experience a few of Sensory’s advanced face and voice biometrics technologies today by searching for “AppLock by Sensory” on the Google Play store.

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About Sensory Inc.
Sensory Inc. creates a safer and superior UX through vision and voice technologies. Sensory’s technologies are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including mobile phones, automotive, wearables, toys, IoT and various home electronics. With its TrulyHandsfree™ voice control, Sensory has set the standard for mobile handset platforms’ ultra-low power “always listening” touchless control. To date, Sensory’s technologies have shipped in over a billion units of leading consumer products.

1: Sensory’s text dependent version of speech verification has a tested equal error rate of <2% across a broad range of conditions.