Last week at FindBiometrics Behavioral Biometrics Month came to a close with an expert webinar on our April featured topic. Meanwhile, the industry news covered a diverse selection of topics, from biometric virtual reality interfaces and AI innovations, to multimodal mobile devices and liveness detection standards.
Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management:
Behavioral Biometrics Month Comes to a Close
April was Behavioral Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics during which we spent weeks delving deep into the mainstreaming modality taking the financial vertical by storm. Last week we hosted the webinar, Continuous Identity: Why Behavioral Biometrics Are Going Mainstream, and published a roundup of the month’s top behavioral news and featured articles.
Our modality of the month made industry headlines too, with BioCatch weighing in on the ROI of behavioral biometrics, and a new partnership between BehavioSec and Appdome aimed at mobile authentication.
News took an exciting and futuristic turn last week as we reported on Samsung’s experimental FaceSense technology which has the potential to turn facial recognition into a virtual reality user interface tool. Sensory, Inc, meanwhile, announced the latest upgrade to its TrulyHandsFree speech recognition platform, which now boasts improved artificial intelligence. University researchers revealed a new theoretical biometric modality based on photonic perception, too. And Goode Intelligence released the latest numbers on the mobile and wearable biometrics markets.
HSBC launched a voice recognition solution for customers last week, serving four languages with the contactless biometric technology. SpeechPro, meanwhile, was at Finovate Spring showing off its VoiceKey platform, and new reports gave insight into why Samsung Pay doesn’t currently offer a facial recognition option for transaction authentication. Check out last week’s top FinTech stories:
Precise Biometrics announced a new licensing agreement with MELFAS last week. Integrated Biometrics, meanwhile, unveiled a new and compact 10-print scanner. Companies were previewing their Connect:ID presence too, with SecuGen and BIO-key each announcing their expo schedules.
Liveness detection is becoming increasingly important in biometrics at large. Last week Goodix was won an Edison Award for its fingerprint solution that features built-in anti-spoofing tech, and we received insight into the aftereffects of Precise Biometrics’ recent acquisition of liveness specialist NexID, which it is now referring to as its ‘US operations’. Standardization efforts in this area made the news too, with an executive from Novetta having been chosen to lead the development of an ISO/IEC presentation attack detection standard.
Safran Identity & Security will be providing MorphoTablets for upcoming elections in Kenya, we reported last week. Meanwhile in India, the use of biometric attendance tracking for government employees continued to spread. Stateside, we also learned how voice biometrics can help the US Coast Guard address a prank call problem.
Contactless modalities were in the news, with EyeLock announcing another iris recognition patent. FST Biometrics was celebrating its recently won awards from April’s ISC West conference, and FotoNation announced its demonstration schedule for this week’s Embedded Vision Summit, which starts today in Santa Clara, California.
Service Model Identity
The service model is becoming increasingly popular in software and IT, and biometrics are part of this trend. Last week Aware, Inc. announced its latest Software as a Service offering—Indigo|Onboard. Jumio released a fiscal update, in the meantime, revealing that its Trusted Identity as a Service product, Netverify, has been subject to considerable growth in adoption.
Finally, Aware, Inc. announced its Q1 2017 results last week, and more fiscal updates are heading our way over the next little while, with FPC scheduled to release its Q1 numbers this week.
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