CyberLink has further improved its global ranking in the latest National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT). The company is celebrating a spot in the top ten for its FaceMe biometric engine.
When tested on 1.6 million Visa and webcam images, FaceMe demonstrated an impressive accuracy rate of 98.11 percent. That puts it in ninth place globally; and if vendors from China and Russia are taken out of consideration, the Taipei-based firm ranks third in accuracy worldwide.
The FRVT results show a clear improvement over CyberLink’s performance this past spring, when FaceMe reached a ranking of 18th in the world, and eighth place among non-Chinese and non-Russian vendors. At the time, CyberLink CEO Jau Huang celebrated that achievement as a reflection of a 45 percent jump in FaceMe’s accuracy rate.
Now, this latest FRVT performance “establishes CyberLink as one of the de facto leaders in facial recognition research and development globally,” the executive said.
News of the results arrives after CyberLink’s announcement in October that it had partnered with MediaTek to bring its FaceMe biometric authentication technology to the i350 Edge AI ecosystem. The company is putting a strong focus on FaceMe’s edge computing architecture and its related applications.
“FaceMe can run on low-power CPUs to enable facial recognition on cost-effective IoT/AIoT devices, as well as being integrated with high-end servers, workstations and personal computers equipped with GPU to provide highly efficient performance,” added Huang.