ID R&D Granted Patent for Voice-Based Device Unlocking

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ID R&D, a Mitek Systems company and provider of biometric solutions, has received a U.S. patent for the Method and Device for Unlocking a User Device by Voice (US 11,941,097 B2).

This latest patent from ID R&D integrates voice biometrics with anti-spoofing measures for keywords and short requests, ensuring secure voice-based access to mobile devices, smart devices, and other IoT technology, as defense against generative artificial intelligence-related fraud. The patent introduces a technology that uses advanced neural networks to protect personal data on devices by verifying if a voice matches the authorized user's detailed voice characteristics. It also detects if the voice is real or fake, ensuring only genuine users can access their information.

Beyond its role in device security, the patented technology opens avenues for secure voice-based interactions across a diverse pool of applications. Users can unlock and manage IoT devices within their homes, enhance vehicle security through hands-free operation, and activate personalized settings in smart environments like connected offices or homes.

"As a founder and biometrics veteran, I recognize that innovative technology is crucial for streamlining user experience and providing robust protection against fraud and unauthorized access, particularly in the voice domain," said Alexey Khitrov, president of ID R&D, in a statement. "By harnessing the inherent simplicity of voice control, we ensure secure access across a multitude of devices, including smartphones, PCs, and smart home systems. This positions ID R&D as a leader in the innovation of voice security."

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