The core technological target of the project is to deliver effective methods for introducing robustness into speaker verification to environmental variability and against spoofing attacks (i.e. replay attacks, voice conversion and speech synthesis), whilst maximising accuracy and operational efficacy. The overall outcome of OCTAVE is the realisation of a secure and user-friendly generation of biometrics-based access control offering reliability in unsupervised operation for utilization of remote services and for enabling local access to critical facilities through a central authentication server. Within this general objective, achievements can be presented in terms of  Key Challenges addressed , Milestones reached, Demonstrators implemented and Technologies developed.

Key Challenges