The proliferation of smart services calls for unsupervised authentication at a distance. Being natural, non-intrusive and readily compatible with smart and mobile devices, automatic speaker verification (ASV) is an appealing solution. Even so, today’s state-of-the-art ASV systems lack robustness to environmental variability and are vulnerable to spoofing. Concerns regarding interoperability, scalability and privacy also form barriers to exploitation.

While embracing standards, in addition to a privacy and interoperability-by-design ethos, OCTAVE will integrate commercial-grade and new, hybrid ASV systems with the latest environmental robustness and anti-spoofing technologies to deliver a scalable, trusted biometric authentication service (TBAS). By simultaneously relieving end-users from the inconvenience of dealing with textual passwords, the OCTAVE platform will reduce the economic and practical burdens related to password loss and recovery.

The OCTAVE solution is being applied in two trial applications: physical access control, for admittance of operators into a restricted area of an airport, and logical access control, for authentication of customers to  banking services offered by a highly automated call center.

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Project Final Workshop: Florence, 27 June 2017

Save the date. This will be a workshop open to the public, in the splendid historical complex of Santa Apollonia. Attendance free of charge. Title, programme, to be announced soon, along with the registration procedure. Please, visit us again.

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OCTAVE Fifth plenary meeting, Sophia-Antipolis (FR), 4-6 April 2017

On 4-6 April 2017, the project has celebrated its fifth plenary meeting, kindly hosted by the partner Eurecom, in Sophia Antipolis, Biot, France. The meeting has witnessed readiness of the platform for pilot. The project is now set for the user trials to start soon.

Project title:
Objective Control for TAlker VErification
Project Acronym: OCTAVE
Starting date: 1 June 2015
Duration: 26 months
Total effort: 597 pm
Call identifier: H2020-DS-2014-1
Topic: DS-02-2014 Access Control
Project No. 647850
Fixed EC Keywords:
Complexity and cryptography, electronic security, privacy, biometrics