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27 November 2017

Speaker Identification Integrated Project passes final field test

LYON, France – In its final field test, the Speaker Identification Integrated Project (SiiP) successfully demonstrated the system’s innovative capabilities as language independent voice recognition system.

Using a database with real audio recordings, the UK’s Metropolitan Police Service and the Portuguese Polícia Judiciária, demonstrated how unknown speakers talking in different languages could be identified through social media or lawfully intercepted audios using a fusion of key markers such as gender, age, language and accent.

Some 110 speaker identification researchers and experts, forensic experts, intelligence analysts and police investigators from more than 50 countries participated in the event.

The four-year (May 2014 – April 2018) European Union-funded research project is run by an international consortium of 19 partners who developed this cutting-edge speaker identification technology to help law enforcement agencies identify voices of unknown individuals.

As a full project partner, INTERPOL focuses on ensuring the speaker identification technology meets the operational needs and requirements of law enforcement while guaranteeing that the legal aspects of the technology are compatible with existing national legislation including INTERPOL’s Rules for the Processing of Data and safeguards for individual privacy.

For more information visit the SiiP project website: www.siip.eu

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