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[Discuss] Fidelity voice-recognition security?

On 11/23/2017 12:06 PM, Robert Krawitz wrote:
> Which is irrelevant, since this is about voice recognition, not
> fingerprints.

It is relevant because the genetic and environmental factors that make
fingerprints unique also have direct effects on voices.

> The same applies to microphones.  They aren't perfect and they vary
> too.  And there are a lot more variables with voices/microphones and
> fingerprints: position of the mic wrt the mouth, ambient noise,
> airflow, upper respiratory infections, allergies, exertion, and so
> forth.

No argument. I didn't say it was easy.

> ...except that the synthesized voice can incorporate said analog
> distortion.  Decades ago Carver managed to do a pretty good job of
> reproducing a much more expensive Mark Levinson amplifier, using
> purely analog components; that kind of thing can be done a lot more
> easily now.

Again, no argument. Again, I didn't say it was easy.

Rich P.

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