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Voice Biometrics: Future Trends and ChallengesAhead



Doug Reynolds, Craig Greenberg


Voice has become woven into the fabric of everyday human-computer interactions via ubiquitous assistants like Siri, Alexa, Google, Bixby, Viv, etc. The use of voice will only accelerate as speech interfaces move to wearables \citestarner2002role}, vehicles \citebaron2006safety}, and IoT devices and appliances \citemehrabani2015personalized}. As a person's voice is used more to control real-world actions and access private information, the role of voice biometrics will play an increasingly important role in protecting sensitive access and actions \citemorgen2012voice} and providing personalization for services and devices \citeghosh2015designing}. This widespread use will bring many new application opportunities as well as challenges in addressing societal privacy concerns \citepal2020personal}, securing systems against sophisticated attacks \citesanchez2018performing}, and continuously improving voice biometric's reliability in more diverse acoustic environments \citescheffer2013recent}. In this chapter we will present our assessment of future trends in these important areas.
Voice Biometrics: Technology, trust and security
Publisher Info
Institute of Engineering and Technology, Edison, NJ


voice biometrics, speaker recognition


Reynolds, D. and Greenberg, C. (2021), Voice Biometrics: Future Trends and ChallengesAhead, Voice Biometrics: Technology, trust and security, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Edison, NJ, [online], (Accessed May 19, 2024)


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Created September 1, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022