Ever since the events of 9/11, scientists have been trying to find a reliable way to recognize voices.
The process of determining who someone is by their voice alone is long and difficult. The need for an effective and reliable means with which to do this stemmed from recordings of terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks who needed to be identified. Since then, automated programs capable of detecting similarities between two voices have advanced significantly however the process of obtaining and recognizing a person's unique 'voiceprint' has yet to be accomplished.
"September 11 was the trigger for this as, after the attacks, the police and intelligence services realised that while there were so many recordings of the voices of the terrorists they didn't have the technology they needed to extract information from them," said Agnitio Corp technical director Antonio Moreno.
Fuelled by 9/11, spurred on by the advance of our digital society and made possible by raw computing power, the development of increasingly sophisticated automated speaker recognition systems (ASRS) are now bringing the prospect of a "voiceprint" enticingly close.
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