Published on: Jan 18, 2019

Voice authorization technology to be used widely with high accuracy rate

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The accuracy rate of a new VPR or Voiceprint Recognition technology has surpassed 99 percent, which makes it ready for commercial use on various industries, Shanghai Daily learned today.

The technology, which allows people to access accounts by voice, is developed by Shanghai-based Ping An Good Doctor and Beijing-based startup Unisound. It’s now used in some applications especially those targeting aged people, who are not familiar with other authorization technologies.

With the new VPR technology, the authorization process becomes safer and easier for most users. Previously, the technology has also been used in more than 200 million smartphones, said Unisound.

The VPR technology is now used in its application, which is suitable for many aged people, said Ping An Good Doctor with more than 200 million register users.

Overseas firms including IBM, Microsoft and AT&T have created a unified standard for voice recognition in the English language. A similar standard and technology for Chinese language is needed, according to industry officials.

In December of 2017, the both sides have established a join venture on VPR technology and related standard.

HK-listed Ping An Good Doctor surged 9.28 percent to close at 35.9 Hong Kong dollars (US$5.28), compared with a 1.25 percent gain of the Hang Seng Index today.

The technology is expected to be used in healthcare, finance, customer service and logistics industries, according to Unisound.

Source: Shine