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Facial Recognition, AI, Robotics Showcased at INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation

Facial Recognition, AI, Robotics Showcased at INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation

“The event also saw live demos of technologies including facial recognition, which is increasingly used by police around the world as a surveillance tool. “ The world’s biggest police organization is now officially delving into artificial intelligence and robotics. The technologies were on display at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation last week, during a…

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IDEX Dual-Interface Biometric Card Tech to Be Used for Banking on Major Chinese Payment Network

IDEX Dual-Interface Biometric Card Tech to Be Used for Banking on Major Chinese Payment Network

“Having a sensor suitable for dual-interface cards is very important to meet customer demand, especially in the banking segment.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX IDEX‘s fingerprint sensor technology for dual-interface smart cards has passed “engineering integration and validation” tests with authentication and transaction security specialist Feitian, the company has announced. IDEX and Feitian first announced…

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Microsoft President Delves Into Facial Recognition Ethics

Microsoft President Delves Into Facial Recognition Ethics

As controversy over the public use of facial recognition continues, Microsoft is following Google’s lead in laying out its approach to the ethics of the technology in a new blog post by the company’s President, Brad Smith. It’s a far less concise and straightforward accounting than the one laid out by Google CEO Sundar Prichai,…

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Almost Every Indian Adult Now Registered in Biometric ID Program

Almost Every Indian Adult Now Registered in Biometric ID Program

Almost every Indian adult is now enrolled in Aadhaar, India’s national biometric ID database, according to a new report from The Economic Times. It’s a matter of some speculation, but the numbers add up. The central government says that a little over 1.2 billion people have been enrolled in the program; meanwhile, authorities also project…

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SmartMetric Puts Biometric Card Into Production

SmartMetric Puts Biometric Card Into Production

“News of the card’s production comes after SmartMetric’s announcement in May that it had won a contract to provide biometric access control cards, based on the same technology, to an academic institution through distribution partner Grupo Datco.” SmartMetric‘s biometric card solution is now in production, the company has announced. Like other emerging solutions in the…

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Kairos Acquires Another Emotion Detection Firm

Kairos Acquires Another Emotion Detection Firm

“Kairos’s announcement placed a particular emphasis on the capability of EmotionReader’s technology to overcome demographic bias, which has been detected in other facial recognition systems and has led to serious concerns about racial discrimination as such technologies are increasingly used for law enforcement and border control.” Miami-based facial recognition specialist Kairos has acquired Irish startup…

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Plurilock Launches Sales Partner Program

Plurilock Launches Sales Partner Program

“Plurilock says its sales partners will extend its reach in the Middle East, Europe, the APAC region, and the Americas.” Plurilock has launched a new partner distributor program for its AI-driven behavioral biometrics technology. Called the Plurilock Global Sales Channel Partner Program, it launches with nine companies onboard. In announcing the program, Plurilock did not…

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FPC Sets Date for Highly Anticipated Q2 Update

FPC Sets Date for Highly Anticipated Q2 Update

Fingerprint Cards has set a date for its Q2 update, which will arrive on July 19th. The company will issue its Q2 report at 7:00am CET, followed by a webcast and telephone conference at 9:00am CET. In announcing its plans for the Q2 update, FPC offered no hints about what it would entail, but it’s…

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IARPA Announces Facial Recognition Fusion Challenge

IARPA Announces Facial Recognition Fusion Challenge

“The challenge is open to domestic and international interests from industry and academia, and will offer cash prizes to the most effective solutions…” The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a division of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has announced another industry challenge in a bid to push the state of the…

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Fujitsu, AEON to Trial Naked Payments System at Convenience Stores This September

Fujitsu, AEON to Trial Naked Payments System at Convenience Stores This September

Fujitsu and Malaysian credit card company AEON are poised to deliver Japan’s first real-world naked payments system. They’ll start in select Ministop convenience stores, where customers who enroll in the system will be able to use Fujitsu’s palm vein biometrics scanners to make purchases. Their palm vein biometrics will be directly linked to their payment…

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New Diebold Nixdorf-Mastercard Solution Could Feature Biometric ATMs

New Diebold Nixdorf-Mastercard Solution Could Feature Biometric ATMs

Diebold Nixdorf and Mastercard are deepening their partnership with the announcement of a new collaboration focused on the development of a new banking-as-a-service solution. At the project’s outset, its details are a bit vague. In a statement, the companies said they will offer “an industry-defining, managed solution” for banking and retail that will be based…

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CLEAR Working With MLB On Biometric Ticketing, Concessions Purchases

CLEAR Working With MLB On Biometric Ticketing, Concessions Purchases

“The system will first revolve around fingerprint scanning, but will ultimately support facial recognition as well, for an even more seamless entry process for baseball fans.” CLEAR is getting ready to move ahead with biometric ticketing at the ballpark, thanks to a new partnership with Major League Baseball and Tickets.com. The organizations are working together…

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ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

“What’s more, the system is highly accurate, offering an Equal Error Rate of 0.3 percent on microphones and 0.6 percent for speech collected through a telephone.” ID R&D has upgraded IDVoice, its voice recognition system. The company says that IDVoice can now identify a speaker within one to two seconds of natural speech, making it…

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BIO-key Delivers Biometric Login Solution to Hungarian Client

BIO-key Delivers Biometric Login Solution to Hungarian Client

“It’s a testament to our technology and global brand to be recognized and selected by a leader in the IT communications industry from across the globe” -Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key BIO-key has won a new client for its biometric security technology: The company has announced that T-Systems, a Hungarian IT consultancy, has ordered fingerprint scanners…

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SmartCore Upgrades Airport Kiosks with Integrated Biometrics Tech

SmartCore Upgrades Airport Kiosks with Integrated Biometrics Tech

South Korea-based SmartCore has upgraded its biometric airport kiosks at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The kiosks now feature fingerprint scanning technology from Integrated Biometrics. While SmartCore’s airport kiosks have been scanning visitors’ fingerprints for years now, the company has now opted for Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo fingerprint sensor solution for its reliability and its FBI certification…

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Veridium Announces Support for Sovrin Blockchain Identity Platform

Veridium Announces Support for Sovrin Blockchain Identity Platform

Veridium has become a backer of the Sovrin Network, an identity platform based on blockchain technology. Administrated by the non-profit Sovrin Foundation, the platform is envisioned as a kind of global, public utility that is independent of government and business interests. The Sovrin Network is meant to store end user information on a distributed ledger,…

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CLEAR Network Extends to Phoenix

CLEAR Network Extends to Phoenix

“Phoenix Sky International Airport has become the 25th airport in the US to support CLEAR…” CLEAR‘s biometric passenger screening system has landed in Phoenix, Arizona. Registered passengers at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport can now proceed through PHX Terminal 4 faster than ever, with CLEAR allowing them to confirm their identities through a simple…

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ThreatMetrix Boasts New Security Features With Summer ’18 Release

ThreatMetrix Boasts New Security Features With Summer ’18 Release

ThreatMetrix has upgraded its eponymous digital security platform with a couple of important new features. One is the implementation of a “risk engine API” for 3DS 2.0, or “EMV 3-D Secure“, the platform used for payment security systems like Verified by Visa. Essentially, the solution will assess a user’s real-time transactions against those recorded in…

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Jumio Partners With Backbase

Jumio Partners With Backbase

“The companies already share some common customers including HSBC and Metro Bank, but the partnership could help to further expand Jumio’s client roster.” A new distribution partner could give a further boost to Jumio‘s ongoing ascent. The company has teamed up with Backbase, a financial digitization consultancy that offers a range of FinTech solutions to…

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Somali Gov’t Seeks Support for Biometric ID Program

Somali Gov’t Seeks Support for Biometric ID Program

The Somali government is aiming to build a biometric national ID program, and is looking to Pakistan and the World Bank for help. Dubbed the Somali National Identity Program, it’s actually envisioned as a program similar to Aadhaar, the biometric national ID program used by Pakistan’s arch-rival India. The program would enable citizens to access…

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