πŸ“’ In 2023 (March) we run a new VoicePrivacy Attacker Challenge that focuses on developing attack models against speaker anonymization systems. A set of different anonymization systems, participated in the VoicePrivacy 2022 Challenge, will be used for evaluation. Participants should develop their attack models in the form of automatic speaker verification systems and submit their scores on the test and development data to the organizers. Results will be presented at a workshop held in conjunction with INTERSPEECH 2023 and 3rd Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication to which all participants are invited to present their challenge systems and to submit additional workshop papers.

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 suppress 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. The VoicePrivacy 2022 Challenge culminated in a joint workshop held in Incheon, Korea in conjunction with INTERSPEECH 2022 and in cooperation with the ISCA Symposium on Security and Privacy in Speech Communication.

You can learn more about the first edition from the archived VoicePrivacy 2020 site and from the paper The VoicePrivacy 2020 Challenge: Results and findings.

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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.



(in alphabetical order)

Jean-François Bonastre - University of Avignon - LIA, France
Pierre Champion - Inria, France
Nicholas Evans - EURECOM, France
Xiaoxiao Miao - NII, Japan
Hubert Nourtel - 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