DeakinCo. gets education world-first with voice biometric technology

  • DeakinCo.
  • 19 October 2016

Armorvox voice verification software from Auraya has been integrated into the MyDeakinDigital member portal. Candidates are required to register their voice using voice biometrics technology, which has previously been used primarily by clients in banking and government.


DeakinCo. is pioneering in the field of micro-credentials, which measure and validate professional experience and are represented in the form of digital badges. Backed by Deakin University, Professional Practice Credentials are a world-first alternative to traditional higher education.


DeakinCo. CTO Michael Tan says, “Education and assessment are increasingly undertaken online and verifying that the candidate is who they say they are offers credibility and assurance for employees and employers alike. The voice verification solution forms part of a larger identity verification service, which means that credentialing can be done online, at large scale and still remain secure, valid and user-friendly.”


During the credential assessment process, applicants submit a testimony and evidence from their professional experience and participate in an online video interview with assessors.


Auraya’s Chief Technology Officer Dr Clive Summerfield stated “DeakinCo. is using Auraya’s latest technology to add credibility for candidates and employers. “Banks, Government Departments and Telco’s have been using voice biometric solutions to deliver security and convenience to customers for a number of years. Investment in Auraya’s biometric technology highlights how innovative the Australian Education sector is in delivering first class education and assessment platforms”.


Candidates will now register their voice at MyDeakinDigital. During the video interview, the system will verify that the candidate’s voice matches the voice of the person who registered. This voice profile is continuously updated to cater for changes in the candidate’s voice over a period of time.


The speaker identity system was architected by DeakinCo.’s CTO Michael Tan. Icon’s digital team built the integration into the existing member portal using the ArmorVox software. Icon’s Director of Digital Chris Dodds says, “Voice biometrics technology is at the leading edge of machine learning technology and is fairly new in terms of market application. Taking an existing technology—in this case, one that is most typically used in audio and telephony systems—and implementing it in a web environment is always challenging and exciting.


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