Pryathna Sankaranarayanan | October 2, 2012 | 3 minutes
TEDxCanberra brings ideas, theatre, thinkers, innovators and enjoyment to the region with some of Canberra and Australia’s most interesting presenters taking the stage to deliver their “ideas worth spreading”. ArmorVox CEO and Founder, Clive Summerfield, was selected to present at TEDxCanberra 2012. Presentations at the event centered around the theme “An Optimistic Challenge”.
Describing himself as a speech technology pioneer, for over 20 years Clive has been spearheading the research, development, and commercialisation of speech technologies in Australia and around the world.
In this audience-submitted talk from TEDxCanberra 2012, technologist, Clive Summerfield gives us a brief look into the use of voice biometrics as a mechanism for transaction security. More unique than a fingerprint, your voice is possibly the best current solution to the problem of too many passwords.
Starting in 1990 with the foundation of his first company, Syrinx Speech Systems, Clive was responsible for some of the first deployments of telephone speech recognition in Australia and the USA with deployments in gaming, telecommunications and financial services. In 2003, Clive turned his attention to voice biometrics, a technology for authenticating identity from voice signal analysis.
Initially, working as a consultant assisting governments, banks and financial services firms utilise the technology to protect against identity theft and fraud, Clive has gone on to develop ArmorVox, an advanced voice biometric technology developed in Australia that is at the heart of security solutions used around the world to secure banking, government and business services.