RESEARCH

SPEECH & AUDIO

Hide and Speak: Towards Deep Neural Networks for Speech Steganography

October 25, 2020

Abstract

Steganography is the science of hiding a secret message within an ordinary public message, which is referred to as Carrier. Traditionally, digital signal processing techniques, such as least significant bit encoding, were used for hiding messages. In this paper, we explore the use of deep neural networks as steganographic functions for speech data. We showed that steganography models proposed for vision are less suitable for speech, and propose a new model that includes the short-time Fourier transform and inverse-short-time Fourier transform as differentiable layers within the network, thus imposing a vital constraint on the network outputs. We empirically demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed method comparing to deep learning based on several speech datasets and analyzed the results quantitatively and qualitatively. Moreover, we showed that the proposed approach could be applied to conceal multiple messages in a single carrier using multiple decoders or a single conditional decoder. Lastly, we evaluated our model under different channel distortions. Qualitative experiments suggest that modifications to the carrier are unnoticeable by human listeners and that the decoded messages are highly intelligible.

Download the Paper

AUTHORS

Written by

Yossef Mordechay Adi

Bhiksha Raj

Felix Kreuk

Joseph Keshet

Rita Singh

Publisher

InterSpeech

Related Publications

April 14, 2024

SPEECH & AUDIO

NLP

CoLLD: Contrastive Layer-to-Layer Distillation for Compressing Multilingual Pre-Trained Speech Encoders

Heng-Jui Chang, Ning Dong (AI), Ruslan Mavlyutov, Sravya Popuri, Andy Chung

April 14, 2024

December 11, 2023

SPEECH & AUDIO

Audiobox: Unified Audio Generation with Natural Language Prompts

Wei-Ning Hsu, Akinniyi Akinyemi, Alice Rakotoarison, Andros Tjandra, Apoorv Vyas, Baishan Guo, Bapi Akula, Bowen Shi, Brian Ellis, Ivan Cruz, Jeff Wang, Jiemin Zhang, Mary Williamson, Matt Le, Rashel Moritz, Robbie Adkins, William Ngan, Xinyue Zhang, Yael Yungster, Yi-Chiao Wu

December 11, 2023

November 30, 2023

SPEECH & AUDIO

NLP

Efficient Monotonic Multihead Attention

Xutai Ma, Anna Sun, Siqi Ouyang, Hirofumi Inaguma, Paden Tomasello

November 30, 2023

November 30, 2023

SPEECH & AUDIO

NLP

Seamless: Multilingual Expressive and Streaming Speech Translation

Seamless Communication, Loïc Barrault, Yu-An Chung, Mariano Coria Meglioli, David Dale, Ning Dong, Mark Duppenthaler, Paul-Ambroise Duquenne, Brian Ellis, Hady Elsahar, Justin Haaheim, John Hoffman, Min-Jae Hwang, Hirofumi Inaguma, Christopher Klaiber, Ilia Kulikov, Pengwei Li, Daniel Licht, Jean Maillard, Ruslan Mavlyutov, Alice Rakotoarison, Kaushik Ram Sadagopan, Abinesh Ramakrishnan, Tuan Tran, Guillaume Wenzek, Yilin Yang, Ethan Ye, Ivan Evtimov, Pierre Fernandez, Cynthia Gao, Prangthip Hansanti, Elahe Kalbassi, Amanda Kallet, Artyom Kozhevnikov, Gabriel Mejia Gonzalez, Robin San Roman, Christophe Touret, Corinne Wong, Carleigh Wood, Bokai Yu, Pierre Andrews, Can Balioglu, Peng-Jen Chen, Marta R. Costa-jussà, Maha Elbayad, Hongyu Gong, Francisco Guzmán, Kevin Heffernan, Somya Jain, Justine Kao, Ann Lee, Xutai Ma, Alexandre Mourachko, Benjamin Peloquin, Juan Pino, Sravya Popuri, Christophe Ropers, Safiyyah Saleem, Holger Schwenk, Anna Sun, Paden Tomasello, Changhan Wang, Jeff Wang, Skyler Wang, Mary Williamson

November 30, 2023

Help Us Pioneer The Future of AI

We share our open source frameworks, tools, libraries, and models for everything from research exploration to large-scale production deployment.