(Yicai Global) March 20 -- China's first internet identity authentication cloud service project based on voiceprint identification technology has settled in the Gui'an New Area of southwestern Guizhou province. It is expected to provide a unified identification system in multiple public service areas.
The project is the fruit of a joint effort by Gui'an New Area -- dubbed 'China's Digital Valley' -- the Research Institute of Information Technology at prestigious Tsinghua University, and intelligent voice developer Beijing d-Ear Technologies Co. The products it will generate enjoy wide use for certification services in finance, transport, medical care, education, tourism and criminal justice, China's state news agency Xinhua reported yesterday.
Identity authentication is crucial for information security and assigning everyone a unique identity key in any situation is a very difficult task, noted Zhang Bo, an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. However, the project will help solve this problem, he added.
The project's operator, d-Ear, formed in the Zhongguancun high-tech corridor in Beijing in 2002. It has independent intellectual property rights in the voice and automatic speech recognition and Chinese natural language understanding fields. The company is also an affiliate of Tsinghua University, which bought into it with its intellectual property rights, and the parties jointly set up a voiceprint processing laboratory in 2015.
The Gui'an New Area, a state-level development zone China's cabinet the State Council approved in 2014, is dedicated to building an emerging industrial cluster centered on Big Data. Technology luminaries such as Huawei Technologies Co., Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Apple Inc. have all built their data centers in it, and the identity authentication cloud project will become its next key construction project.