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 Report

Auditorium di Sant'Apollonia, Florence, 27 June 2017 The workshop has showcased the OCTAVE platform and technologies to an audience of stakeholders and experts in ICT Security, ID Management and Voice Biometrics. The programme included interlaced presentations delivered by select stakeholders and project representatives. Together, they have showed how OCTAVE results meet industrial needs [...]

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OCTAVE has completed its technical activities

On 31 July 2017, the project has completed its technical activities, according to schedule.  The final review meeting with the European Commission actually took place on July 12. Formalities related with completion of the final review procedures and with financial reporting will occupy the Consortium until next 30 September. The Consortium has also started [...]

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