The Osama tapes highlight a technical challenge: verifying the voice of the enemy.
By Jessica Snyder Sachs
Posted 02.24.2003 at 9:08 pm 0 Comments
Last November's split verdict on the Osama bin Laden tape was more than another disagreement between the United States and Europeans over the al Qaeda threat. It was a salvo in a war that is heating up over the future of forensic voice analysis, or voiceprinting.
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