Behavox, the world’s only AI-based data operating platform used by firms to catch misconduct before it causes massive regulatory fines and company crises, announced today that it successfully interpreted 50-year-old unstructured speech data from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission with its cutting-edge voice detection technology.
Behavox conducted this analysis to demonstrate how its voice recognition and speech processing solutions are suited to seamlessly analyze any communications data, regardless of how poor, grainy or muffled their quality. In doing so, Behavox was able to validate the accuracy of its machine learning algorithms in a public setting and completely different environment to the one that has been used to test and train such tools to analyze the world of finance and enterprise business.
The Behavox Voice Team achieved high rankings, outperforming competitors across multiple categories in the University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for Robust Speech Systems’ Fearless Steps Challenge, which provided 19,000 hours of raw analog audio from the Apollo 11 mission to participants. After extensive research, testing, and experimentation, Behavox was able to extract 1,000 hours of voice data from the recordings, successfully removing pauses, silences, background noise, and distorted speech. Behavox found that Apollo 11’s data contained the same channel distortion, incorrect grammar, and informal use of language that the company’s solution analyzes in voice data across its diverse, multinational customer base.
“The success of Behavox's voice team in testing our technology against these historic recordings demonstrates the strength and resilience of our voice recognition and speech processing solution,” said Alexander Glasman, Chief Data Scientist, Behavox. “The parallels between the dialogue of astronauts and their operations teams on Earth and the communication between hectic traders rushing to execute a financial transaction, or a busy Zoom team meeting are remarkably similar. It’s exciting to see that the technology we’ve invested so much in works in outer space as well as it does here on Earth.”
Among the most notable findings from the analysis were that Behavox’s voice recognition technology took just 10 hours to transcribe 1,000 hours of speech, compared to what would have taken approximately 4,000 hours to transcribe manually.
Behavox’s participation in the Fearless Steps Challenge is just one of the latest developments for the fast-growing AI company. Last week the company announced the expansion of its global operations in Japan and the Nordics, and that Danske Bank has successfully implemented Behavox's solution. Last month, Behavox announced the appointment of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) veteran Gagan Gulati as the company’s Chief Product Officer, and earlier this summer, expanded its presence in Montréal, Québec, with a long-term lease to accommodate continued hiring of engineering, data science, and product development teams.
More from today's Apollo 11 Announcement
- Read the Behavox blog, "One Small Step for Behavox - Another Giant Leap for Its Customers"
- Read and download the Behavox Infographic: Apollo 11 Challenge Overview
- Read and download the Behavox Infographic: 11 Interesting Numbers from the Apollo 11 Challenge
- Read and download the Behavox Infographic: 11 Quotes from the Apollo 11 Mission
About Behavox Ltd.
Behavox is the gold standard for enterprise risk and compliance solutions. Its AI-powered technology helps global banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms identify bad actors quickly and accurately, preventing massive fines and company-debilitating crises. Behavox solutions uncover financial regulatory misconduct like insider trading, collusion, and market manipulation as well as HR-related misconduct, such as racism, sexual harassment, and discrimination. As an award-winning team of innovators and industry experts, Behavox has a reputation for successfully implementing the largest, most complex, global projects in the market. Customers rely on Behavox as an indispensable extension of their teams. They depend on Behavox to protect the integrity of their operations and preserve the trust of their clients. Founded in 2014, Behavox is headquartered in New York City and has offices in Montreal, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore, Tokyo, London, and Abu Dhabi. More information about the company is available at www.behavox.com.
Behavox Communications Director