SpeechXRays - Multi-channel biometrics combining acoustic and machine vision analysis of speech, lip movement and face

Date: 
01/05/2015 to 30/04/2018

Introduction

The SpeechXRays project will develop and test in real-life environments a user recognition platform based on voice acoustics analysis and audio-visual identity verification. SpeechXRays will outperform state-of-the-art solutions in the following areas:

  • Security: high accuracy solution (cross over accuracy1 of 1/100 ie twice the commercial voice/face solutions)
  • Privacy: biometric data stored in the device (or in a private cloud under the responsibility of the data subject)
  • Usability: text-independent speaker identification (no pass phrase), low sensitivity to surrounding noise
  • Cost-efficiency: use of standard embedded microphone and cameras (smartphones, laptops)

The project will combine and pilot two proven techniques: acoustic driven voice recognition (using acoustic rather than statistical only models) and multi-channel biometrics incorporating dynamic face recognition (machine vision analysis of speech, lip movement and face).

The vision of the SpeechXRays project is to provide a solution combining the convenience and cost-effectiveness of voice biometrics, achieving better accuracies by combining it with video, and bringing superior anti-spoofing capabilities. The technology will be deployed on 2000 users in 3 pilots: a workforce use case, an eHealth use case and a consumer use case. The project lasts 36 months and is coordinated by world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space.

Week: 
Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

News

Call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies

The European Commission has launched a call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies. The deadline for application is 30 April 2018.

New technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and the Internet of Things bring enormous opportunities in various fields (transport, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing). At the same time they could raise challenges related to liability, which is why the Commission wants to initiate a discussion on the way forward.

The main tasks of the Expert Group will be:

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