Welcome to FindBiometrics’ digest of identity industry news. Here’s what you need to know about the world of digital identity and biometrics today:
IDEMIA Gets Solid Results in Multiple NIST Testing Programs
IDEMIA has once again outperformed competitors in testing with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Its iris recognition algorithm obtained the top ranking in the Iris Exchange (IREX 10) evaluation program for single-eye matching. Its fingerprint template generator, meanwhile, got the top spot in Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX III) ranking, an achievement that the company said “proves beyond any doubt that IDEMIA’s algorithms are totally compatible with third party systems and satisfy market standards.” The company also asserted that its facial recognition technology came “first in fairness” in a Face Recognition Vendor Test assessing algorithms’ capability in “flagging up false face matches.”
ID R&D Brings Voice Recognition to ChatGPT
ID R&D has been showcasing a new user authentication solution specifically designed for ChatGPT at an industry conference this week. IDVoice for ChatGPT leverages the company’s voice recognition technology to verify an end user during a speech-enabled ChatGPT session, in which a user can vocally interact with OpenAI’s famous chatbot. “Verbal communication with chatbots will soon become commonplace, and securing chatbot sessions from unauthorized access—without burdening users with added friction—will make chatbots that much more useful for a variety of applications that warrant added security,” explains CEO Alexey Khitrov. The solution was demonstrated at the Voice & AI conference in Washington, D.C., which concludes today.
Corsight AI Collaborates On Free Compliance-Focused Facial Recognition Solution
Corsight AI has teamed up with Anekanta AI and Advent IM on a facial recognition service focused on compliance with ethical and regulatory guidelines. Anekanta AI is a UK-based consultancy offering guidance on such matters, particularly with respect to European Union regulations, while Advent IM – also based in the UK – is an IT and physical security consultancy. Their “FaceComply” service developed in collaboration with Corsight will offer “effortless adherence to stringent requirements such as the EU General Data Protection Regulations”, says Corsight AI’s Chief Privacy Officer, Tony Porter. The basic service is being offered for free.
… and Secures New Client’s Facilities
Corsight AI also has a new client. TBForte Segurança e Transporte de Valores Ltda, a Brazilian firm specializing in security and the transportation of valuable goods, has teamed up with Corsight to bring its facial recognition technology to its secure facilities. The tech will be used for access control, and applied to the various individuals needing to enter TBForte’s facilities, including armed guards and truck drivers. “Corsight AI’s cutting-edge facial recognition technology, known for its ethics, accuracy and adaptability, aligns perfectly with TBForte’s commitment to exceptional security standards,” said Corsight’s Brazil Regional Sales Director, Geraldo Sanga.
1Kosmos to Demo ‘Reusable Verified Credential’ in NYC
1Kosmos executives will show off a ‘reusable verified credential‘ solution at the FinovateFall industry conference in New York City next week. The digital credential is stored in an end user’s digital wallet, and shared as needed in different use cases, such as confirming that the user is of age to purchase restricted goods, without actually having to share the user’s date of birth. It will be showcased by 1Kosmos Product Manager Sheetal Elangovan and North American Sales SVP Jens Hinrichsen in a session scheduled to begin at 5:28pm ET at the Marriott Marquis Times Square on September 11. 1Kosmos is best known for its BlockID digital identity solution, which was recently added to the NayaOne and AWS marketplaces.
BIO-key Connects With AWS Sales Reps
BIO-key has joined the Amazon Web Services Independent Software Vendor Accelerate Program, which is meant to connect vendors offering software the runs on AWS with the AWS Sales organization, including its globally dispersed field sellers. “BIO-key is thrilled to be accepted into the AWS ISV Accelerate Program, which validates the strength of our biometric authentication solutions and our commitment to innovation in the field of cybersecurity,” said BIO-key’s VP of Sales & Channel, Galen Rodgers. The development comes a little over a year after BIO-key joined the Amazon Web Services Partner Network.
NEXT’s Indian Partner Gets Pivotal Certification
NEXT Biometrics has revealed the name of its major Indian partner, which has just obtained an important certification. Access Computech Pvt. Ltd. (ACPL) was the firm involved in a $2.2 million order of NEXT’s FAP 20 fingerprint sensor announced in February of 2022. ACPL has now received L1 certification from the Indian government’s Ministry of Home Affairs, authorizing it to provide security services to clients in the country. NEXT says that its potential sales in India were largely dependent on this particular accreditation, and that it “now expects more recurring orders with shipments starting from Q4 2023 and into 2024.”
Zwipe Teams With Swedish Security Company on Biometric Card Access
AWT, a Swedish physical security company founded in 1993, has established a partnership with Zwipe, agreeing to offer the latter’s fingerprint-scanning access control cards to customers. In announcing the arrangement, AWT CEO Per Lindstrand explained that “having modern capabilities or access to newer door technologies is critical,” adding that Zwipe offers “breakthrough technologies” for secure access and ID cards. Zwipe has tended to focus on opportunities in the financial services market for its biometric card solution, but access control clearly offers room for growth as the more streamlined company strives toward mass commercialization.
September 7, 2023 – by Alex Perala