2021 July SAFE educational seminar

Date: Time
28-July-2021 16:00 (4:00 pm) PDT
28-July-2021 19:00 (7:00 pm) EDT
28-July-2021 23:00 (11:00 pm) GMT
28-July2021 01:00 (01:00 am) SAST
29-July-2021 12:00 (12:00 pm) NZDT

Speaker – Marisa Dery

Topic – Voice Comparison and Deepfakes


There is a lot of confusion about voice comparison and its process. The presence of Deepfakes in audio and video make things even more problematic. In this presentation I will not only show you the basic steps that are taken when doing a voice comparison test, but a simple technique to start training yourself at being a bit more observant when you suspect that what you are seeing, and hearing may not be real. For that segment I will use the infamous Jordan Peele video of his impersonation of former US President Obama.


Marisa T. Déry is an audio/video forensic analyst in the Boston area that specializes in audio enhancement, audio authentication and voice identification. She is originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and has been in the audio industry for 36 years as a Mastering Engineer, Audio Restoration Engineer and Forensic Consultant. She is a member of CERT in Massachusetts, as well as the MRC where she assists law enforcement as a volunteer. Her clients include Public Defenders’ Offices, Prosecution, Law Enforcement, Legal firms and the General Public. She is a member of several organizations, including AES, IAI, IEEE, SAFE and CARAS.