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Pryathna Sankaranarayanan | October 11, 2016 | 5 minutes


ArmorVox voice verification software from Auraya Systems has been integrated into the MyDeakinDigital member portal. Candidates are required to register their voice using voice biometrics technology, which has previously been used primarily by clients in banking and government.

DeakinDigital is pioneering in the field of micro-credentials, which measure and validate professional experience and are represented in the form of digital badges. Backed by Deakin University, Professional Practice Credentials are a world-first alternative to traditional higher education.

DeakinDigital CTO Michael Tan said, “Education and assessment are increasingly undertaken online and the ability to verify that the candidate is who they say they are offers credibility and assurance for employees and employers alike. The voice verification solution is part of a larger identity verification service that means credentialing can be done online and at large scale, while still remaining secure, valid and user-friendly.”

During the credential assessment process, applicants submit a testimony and evidence of their professional experience and participate in an online video interview with assessors.

Candidates will now register their voice at MyDeakinDigital. During the video interview, the system will verify that the candidate’s voice matches the voice of the person who registered. This voice profile is continuously updated to cater for changes in the candidate’s voice over a period of time.

The speaker identity system was architected by DeakinDigital’s CTO Michael Tan. Icon Agency’s digital team built the integration into the existing member portal using ArmorVox technology.

Icon’s Director of Digital Chris Dodds said, “Voice biometrics technology is at the leading edge of machine learning technology and is fairly new in terms of market application. Taking an existing technology—in this case, one that is most typically used in audio and telephony systems—and implementing it in a web environment is always challenging and exciting.”

According to Auraya System’s CTO Dr. Clive Summerfield, “DeakinDigital is using Auraya’s latest technology to add credibility for candidates and employers. Banks, government departments and telcos have been using voice biometric solutions to deliver security and convenience to customers for a number of years. Investment in Auraya’s biometric technology highlights how innovative the Australian education sector is in delivering first class education and assessment platforms.”

The system is now live on the MyDeakinDigital platform.

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