My voice is now worth money it seems Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay
pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords. If two voiceprints are similar enough, the system declares them a match. where could
all this go wrong
Barclays PLC recently experimented with voiceprinting as an identification for its wealthiest clients. It was so successful that Barclays is rolling
it out to the rest of its 12 million retail banking customers.
in the next two or three years this tech is expected to be rolled out as standard
Other major companies and governments cited as users - or soon to be users - of this technology include:
Wells Fargo: Over 70 million customers.
Canada's TD Bank Group: 22 million customers worldwide.
The National Australia Bank Ltd. and The Bank of New Zealand: part of a conglomerate which has 12 million customers total.
New Zealand's Internal Revenue Department: 1 million people have been logged and databased by their voice.
Vanguard Mutual Fund: tens of thousands of customers speak the phrase "my voice is my password."
Mobile phone company Turkcell: 10 million Turkish customers are identified by their voice.
South Africa: 7 million people are identified by voice in order to prove the validity of Social Security payments.
An Israeli company, FST21, is using voice biometrics to secure everything from apartment complexes to airports. Voice recognition in conjunction with
other biometric techniques now screens those who show up at the door of New York City's Knickerbocker Village.
The next time you have a sore throat from shouting at the kids have the cold/or the flu or maybe stressed think on this
when you cannot get into your bank etc
Nobody seems to recognise my voice when i phone them anybody here have the same problem when you phone someone