JACKSONVILLE, Fla - PITTSBURGH (February 6, 2023) - VoxEQ, a provider of world class and proprietary artificial intelligence tools to understand the person behind the voice, today announced a breakthrough in “age from voice” prediction, besting the state of the art for accuracy by 2x.
“The use of voice biometrics and biomarkers has become a mainstay with large banks, insurers, online platforms, and others fighting Fraud, Account Takeover (ATO) and Identity Theft,” says Jack Caven, CEO of VoxEQ. “In the sectors we operate in, take Banking as an example, fraud and ATO losses are larger than ever and growing faster than before – some $1B in losses every week. Our clients and partners tell us that improving accuracy is not only critical to achieve the underlying goal of catching fraudsters before they cause harm, but that the cost of poor accuracy on customer experience, call center operations, and brand is unsustainably high.”
To put this problem in perspective, the top 15 US banks receive a projected 44 million voice calls per day. Some 29,000 of those calls are known fraud, identified after the fraud occurred. Fraudsters have gotten more sophisticated in their tactics- to include use of the dark web for personal information, and technology workarounds to bypass authentication tools. Thus, many of the tools and products available today are losing their efficacy. VoxEQ provides a layer of preventative security that, on its own, or conjunction with other tools, enhances real-time voice fraud identification upfront - and doing so in a privacy protecting manner.
“For VoxEQ, surpassing state of the art accuracy in age, gender, voiceprint, and other key measures has been the number one goal since our launch,” added Mr. Caven. “Achieving that goal and deploying it in our flagship product, ATOM (Account Take-Over Mitigation), means that our cloud-based solution has the potential to stop far more fraudsters with less friction for customers and fewer risks and mitigation costs for institutions.”
VoxEQ layers two unique, proprietary, ‘customer-first’ features on top of its core capabilities; “Dynamic Confidence”, a determination based on unique factors of each voice occurrence, such as the quality of the signal, that informs a broader or narrower range of conviction for the insight provided and “Customized Acuity ”, a feature that allows clients to adjust the tools sensitivity to minimize fraud costs within their own unique objectives, constraints, and context.
VoxEQ was formed in 2020 with seed financing from Carnegie Foundry, an advanced technology Venture Studio founded to scale and commercialize intellectual capital from Carnegie Mellon University. To date, VoxEQ has built relationships with top commercial banks, credit unions, insurance firms, and the platforms that service them - as well as online gaming platforms, security agencies and others who need strong and adaptive responses to growing fraud threats.
“More fraud and security professionals are looking for flexibility and accessibility in the solutions they deploy. They want them built for scale, using an API approach, fully integrated into the systems and platforms they already leverage - and with a high level of customization,” said Mr. Caven. “VoxEQ gives companies these operational degrees of freedom, superior detection and responsiveness to today’s threats and better footing to address those coming over the horizon.”
VoxEQ is a leader in extracting compelling and meaningful insights about an individual, from their voice. VoxEQ serves top financial institutions and other commerce and customer focused companies - leveraging and blending best in class voice signal processing with AI/ML, VoxEQ analyzes subtle factors in the voice that provide clues to a person’s physiology, health and well-being that transcend a voiceprint. For more information visit voxeq.ai
Jack Caven, CEO VoxEQ, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Carnegie Foundry
Carnegie Foundry is a unique Robotics and AI venture studio, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. Backed by investment from Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) and US Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) and in conjunction with the world leader in autonomous robotics and AI - the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) at Carnegie Mellon University – we develop, mature and commercialize cutting-edge intellectual property and advanced prototypes, already market tested and primed for new and expanded applications. For more information visit carnegiefoundry.com.