Before answering these questions, we need to first provide a little background on biometrics. The term “biometrics” generally refers to the measurement and analysis of unique biological or behavioral characteristics. The use of biometric technologies is increasingly associated with identity verification, with many companies now using biometrics such as fingerprints, voiceprints, and facial recognition to help confirm the identities of their customers.
So, what exactly is a voiceprint? A voiceprint is a digital model of the unique vocal characteristics of an individual. Voiceprints are created by specialized computer programs which process speech samples, typically in WAV format. The creation of a voiceprint is often referred to as “enrollment” in a biometric system. There are two general approaches to the creation and use of voiceprints.