Formed in 2020, the VoicePrivacy initiative is spearheading the effort to develop privacy preservations solutions for speech technology. We aim to foster progress in the development of anonymisation and pseudonymisation solutions which supress personally identifiable information contained within recordings of speech while preserving linguistic content and speech quality/naturalness. VoicePrivacy takes the form of a competitive benchmarking challenge, with common datasets, protocols and metrics. The first edition of VoicePrivacy was held in 2020, culminating in a special sessions held at INTERSPEECH 2020 and Odyssey 2020, and a special issue published in Elsevier Computer Speech and Language. VoicePrivacy 2022 is the second edition and will run from from early-to-mid January 2022. We hope to host a VoicePrivacy challenge workshop as a satellite event co-located with INTERSPEECH 2022 in Incheon, Korea.
VoicePrivacy is supported in part by the French National Research Agency under the DEEP-PRIVACY project (ANR-18-CE23-0018), by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under Grant Agreement No. 825081 COMPRISE, and jointly by the French National Research Agency and the Japan Science and Technology Agency under the VoicePersonae project.
Jean-François Bonastre - University of Avignon - LIA, France
Pierre Champion - Inria, France
Nicholas Evans - EURECOM, France
Xiaoxiao Miao - NII, Japan
Hubert Nortel - Inria, France
Massimiliano Todisco - EURECOM, France
Natalia Tomashenko - University of Avignon - LIA, France
Emmanuel Vincent - Inria, France
Xin Wang - NII, Japan
Junichi Yamagishi - NII, Japan and University of Edinburgh, UK