What Is Voice Biometrics?
Humans have a unique voice that no one else has. The sound of the human voice is highly complex and varies dramatically with the speaker’s age, gender, height, weight, health, and emotional state. In other words, we can analyze these speech features in a given audio sample and use them as a means of identification. We will say that we can “biometrically recognize the human voice”.
Voice biometrics technologies are able to analyze the human voice and identify individuals by using unique characteristics that are difficult to alter. This is achieved using voice authentication. By recognizing each individual with his/her own voice, it is possible to rely on voice biometrics for identity verification or authentication purposes, or vocal biometry as it is called in this case.
In practice, there are different ways to perform voice recognition for authentication purposes. We can mention three examples: Voiceprint recognition: It identifies individuals from their unique voiceprints, which include their vocal characteristics such as pitch and timbre. Speech comparison: It compares the speech samples of multiple users and classifies them into known categories based on their similarities of acoustics. Speaker identification: It identifies particular speakers within a group of people based on the two aforementioned methods.
How Does It Work?
It is used by security systems to authenticate users based on their voice patterns. It can save you time and money by improving security at the same time that it reduces the chances of errors in identification. It’s a new-generation tool that can be implemented rapidly and simply by developers. Here’s how it works: When a user starts a session, their voice is recorded and compared to their previously registered voice pattern. If there is a match, the system grants entry or authorization; otherwise, access is denied or suspended until a match is verified. As you can see, this method combines several security technologies into a single solution.
There are three primary applications for voice biometrics: Voiceprints: A unique representation of your vocal characteristics that can be used to distinguish your voice from others in a database Voice ID: A method of matching your voice against one in a database Voice Recognition: A means of verifying your identity based on your vocal patterns There are several other uses for this technology, including verifying phone numbers and detecting fraudsters who try to impersonate others over the phone or in person
This API will help you to recognize if two audio files’ voices belong to the same person or not. Ideal for security validations.
To make use of it, you must first:
1- Go to Voice Coincidence Verification API and simply click on the button “Subscribe for free” to start using the API.
2- After signing up in Zyla API Hub, you’ll be given your personal API key. Using this one-of-a-kind combination of numbers and letters, you’ll be able to use, connect, and manage APIs!
3- Employ the different API endpoints depending on what you are looking for.
4- Once you meet your needed endpoint, make the API call by pressing the button “run” and see the results on your screen.