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Category: Identity

February 11, 2020
MACHINE LEARNING BEATS HUMANS IN SPOTTING SYNTHETIC VOICES
As humans, we often overestimate our performance.  This phenomena has been studied so often, it has a name: the Dunning-Kruger effect.  The Dunning-Kruger effect states that we have a cognitive bias in believing we are smarter than we actually are. We naturally overestimate our own abilities.  We are obsessed with all things voice here at…
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January 17, 2020
Pindrop for Amazon Connect | A Balancing Act
Defending the phone channel presents various challenges, especially due to the fact it is grounded on human interaction. Fraudsters know the call center is the weakest link compared to other potential avenues in most enterprises. As security technology has evolved over the years, fraudsters have followed closely behind – adapting to continue to obtain the…
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January 17, 2020
The Importance of Customer Experience Within the Growing Conversational Economy
As companies move to compete on customer experience as a strategic imperative, it has become a top priority for a large percentage of enterprises. We see customer experience as the next revenue battleground. By the year 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator.  By 2022, digital businesses with great…
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December 3, 2019
Voice Intelligence | Where Voice, and Fraudsters, Are Headed
We all know KBAs, or knowledge based authentication questions, are outdated – but can you imagine a world that relies solely on an authentication method that’s always been a part of you – your voice? It’s easy to get excited to think about where voice is headed, but these advances can quickly turn into a…
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November 21, 2019
Learning to Think Like a Fraudster | The Fraud Bible
Have you ever wondered where – and how – fraudsters learn how to do what they do best? A new publication, The Fraud Bible, is here to answer all your questions – and unfortunately share the means of becoming a criminal. From a consumer mindset, this bible will offer insight into the ways fraudsters take…
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June 26, 2019
AI | Infant Technology in Training
The promise of artificial intelligence is too attractive to ignore. Ideas range from discerning trends we are currently unable to see and optimizing decision making to hundreds of other ways AI could make our lives easier is too tempting to not entertain. Artificial intelligence is capable of solving complex problems from housing to disease –…
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May 29, 2019
Authentication Myths | Reaching Critical Mass – Quick & Easy
Reaching critical mass for enrollment can be defined as having enrolled a large portion of your customer base to justify the purchase price of the authentication solution in question. Traditional voice biometric software requires a customer to enroll actively, meaning they have to intently participate in saying a phrase or have the agent start to…
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May 6, 2019
Authentication Myths | Keeping the Bad Guys Out
Sorry folks, authentication solutions won’t keep all the bad guys out. Authentication solutions allow the good guys to be identified – but that doesn’t mean everyone else is a bad guy.    A lot of enterprises deploy a call center authentication solution designed to ‘whitelist’ the good guys, and ‘blacklist’ all the bad actors who…
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March 25, 2019
The Madness of March | Will Your Authentication Solution Stand Up?
Each year in the spring, the NCAA holds a basketball tournament which is divided into brackets, and ultimately brings together two teams to compete in the National Championship – ending with a winner. Early on, viewers were invited to fill out a bracket of their own, in attempts to correctly predict the outcome of the…
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March 8, 2019
Natural Communication | The Latest Consumer Interface
From the first computers, which quickly made their way to being a major force of communication, to the advent of smartphones, consumers have always been at the forefront of changes and arrivals of interfaces and popular technology. Computers were characterized by the creation of passwords and PINs to keep track of accounts, logins, and access…
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