What’s the difference between voice recognition and speech recognition?

It’s easy to confuse voice recognition and speech recognition. Both use recordings of the human voice, but they do different things with it. Speech recognition strips out the personal differences to detect the words. Voice recognition typically disregards the language and meaning to detect the physical person behind the speech. Speech recognition is language dependent, while voice recognition is independent of language. In essence, voice biometrics provides speaker recognition rather than speech recognition.