U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Mitigating demographic bias in forensic speaker identification

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $553,851)

SRI International proposes to implement "Mitigating Demographic Bias in Forensic Speaker Identification." The purpose of this project is to thoroughly characterize demographic bias in forensic speaker identification and develop strategies to mitigate or eliminate such biases. Project activities include research into sources of bias, model development, intern mentorship, and presentations (and paper publication) at conferences. Expected outcomes include an understanding of sources of demographic bias in all parts of speaker identification model development as well as improved models for speaker identification with reduced or eliminated bias. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 20, 2023