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Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Looking back, the FindBiometrics Year in Review survey question about artificial intelligence was a bit of a no-brainer. Question 14 asked respondents to indicate how much they agreed with the following statement: “Artificial intelligence will make voice, speech, and face recognition biometrics integral to everyday life.” Eighty-three percent of respondents agreed, with 37 percent saying…

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Year in Review: Strong Consensus On the Need for Standardized Testing

Year in Review: Strong Consensus On the Need for Standardized Testing

The latest FindBiometrics Year in Review survey saw some considerable consensus across a number of issues, with the question of standardized testing delivering some of the strongest. Question 20 of the survey asked participants to indicate how much they agreed with the statement, “Standardized biometric testing is crucial for the industry’s future.” Fully 89 percent…

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Year in Review: Banking’s Branchless Future

Year in Review: Banking’s Branchless Future

Physical banks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but they are clearly becoming less necessary as more financial services business is conducted online and through mobile devices. And with that trend in mind, one of the more forward-looking results of the 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review survey makes a lot of sense. Question 15 of the…

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Year in Review: We’re Ready for Biometric Proof of Age

Year in Review: We’re Ready for Biometric Proof of Age

One set of responses to FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey offers a glimpse at the potential in a perhaps under-explored application of biometric authentication: Proof of age. Question 16 of the 2018 Year in Review asked respondents how much they agreed with this statement: “If given the option to use biometrics to pay for age-restricted…

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Year in Review: Apple Has Helped Make the Case for Facial Recognition

Year in Review: Apple Has Helped Make the Case for Facial Recognition

The biometrics industry is, for the most part, grateful for Apple’s promotion of facial recognition technology, suggest the responses to one of the most timely questions in FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey. Question Nine of the survey asked whether respondents agreed with the statement, “Apple’s continued commitment to facial recognition has helped demystify face…

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Year in Review: The Top Applications for Biometrics in 2018

Year in Review: The Top Applications for Biometrics in 2018

People in the biometrics industry were really into FinTech last year, suggest the results to the second question of FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey for 2018. The question asked, “Which of the following areas of application for biometrics has been the most interesting to you in 2018?” and listed answers such as “Healthcare”, “Border Control”,…

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Year in Review: Industry Insiders Show Enthusiasm for Expedited Biometric Airport Screening

Year in Review: Industry Insiders Show Enthusiasm for Expedited Biometric Airport Screening

The vast majority of people in the biometrics industry and adjacent areas are interested in biometric expedited border screening programs, suggest results from FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey. The data comes from Question Seven, which asked, “Are you part of a biometrics enabled expedited traveler screening program (ie. PreCheck, Nexus, etc.” This refers to programs…

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Year in Review: The Biggest Biometric Modalities of 2018

Year in Review: The Biggest Biometric Modalities of 2018

The results are in for the latest FindBiometrics Year in Review Survey, with at least some of them confirming the biggest trends observed over the course of 2018. And this can be seen clearly in the responses to Question Three of the survey in particular, which asked, “From your perspective, which biometric modality has been…

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Year in Review: A Critical Time for Standards Testing

Year in Review: A Critical Time for Standards Testing

Every year, FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey takes the pulse of the industry, gauging perceptions and attitudes across a range of topics. And while this year’s survey is as varied as ever, the topic of biometric testing is more important than ever. Standardized testing has long been an important component of the biometrics industry, particularly…

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Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Looking back on the year in biometrics, it’s impossible to ignore a trend that was already well underway at the end of 2017 – the ascent of airport biometrics. It’s an ascent that has been propelled by a number of actors and forces, with a key one being the US Customs and Border Protection agency.…

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Year in Review: The Rise of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

Year in Review: The Rise of In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics

This week brought some important news in the world of mobile biometrics: At its Snapdragon Technology Summit, Qualcomm announced that it had developed a new, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Called the 3D Sonic Sensor, it was unveiled alongside Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, its flagship chip solution for the coming year. Together with the launch of…

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BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

Artificial intelligence has always been an important component of biometric technology. In a sense, biometric recognition is artificial intelligence, enabling a computer system to correctly match a fingerprint or an iris pattern to a template on file. But it’s undeniable that AI in its broader sense is coming to play a bigger role in biometric…

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Financial Biometrics Month 2018 – The Roundup

Financial Biometrics Month 2018 – The Roundup

In business, and perhaps especially in finance, timing is important. Borrowing at low rates, selling at high valuations, fundraising ahead of a market boom – success across a range of ventures depends so much upon acting when conditions are exactly right. For FinTech players involved in biometrics, that time is now, as our Financial Biometrics…

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Financial Biometrics Month: Checking the Pulse of Biometric FinTech at Money20/20

Financial Biometrics Month: Checking the Pulse of Biometric FinTech at Money20/20

Money20/20 USA brought the biometrics industry to Las Vegas this week, where digital ID and strong authentication were so integral to the conversations, panels and exhibitions that it truly felt like an important milestone in identity. For years, FindBiometrics has been helping to facilitate the biometrics presence at the Money20/20 conference, so it always serves…

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[Money20/20] Beer and Football Partners Applaud CLEAR’s Biometric Screening, Naked Payments Tech

[Money20/20] Beer and Football Partners Applaud CLEAR’s Biometric Screening, Naked Payments Tech

The enormous potential of CLEAR‘s biometric screening technology beyond airport security is becoming perfectly clear, if the enthusiasm of the company’s partners in Seattle is any indication. In a panel discussion moderated by FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill on the opening day of Money20/20 Las Vegas, CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman Becker explained the origins and trajectory…

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The Convenient Revolution: How Biometric Tech is Driving Financial Innovation

The Convenient Revolution: How Biometric Tech is Driving Financial Innovation

When it comes to matters of money, security has long been the paramount concern. When bank customers call to access information or perform certain transactions, bank representatives have to ask for passcodes and biographical data; in a bank branch, customers have to enter PINs even when conducting business in person. When making payments, a signature…

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Financial Biometrics Month 2018 – The Primer

Financial Biometrics Month 2018 – The Primer

Money and security have always gone hand-in-hand — the more you have of the former, the more you need the latter. That’s part of the reason that biometrics has become such a hot topic in the world of financial technology in recent years. As financial services increasingly go digital, and money goes virtual, there’s a…

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