IDEMIA‘s facial recognition technology has attained the top ranking in the Webcam and Selfie categories of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s latest Face Recognition Vendor Test. IDEMIA’s algorithm proved more accurate than those of 32 competitors.
The FRVT was launched at the start of last year, and tests biometric matching systems against images collected in civil and criminal databases, assessing them based on not only accuracy but also speed, memory, and resilience. Unlike previous NIST evaluation programs, FRVT performs its assessments on an ongoing basis, with organizations invited to submit their technologies at any time, so long as a given submission is not made within 120 days of a previous one. The program thus facilitates the rapid evolution of facial recognition technology in general, which is of growing interest to government authorities and various commercial interests.
In a statement announcing its latest FRVT wins, IDEMIA noted that this technology is being used in its MorphoFACE and ONELook solutions, the latter of which is a competitor in the 2018 Biometric Technology Rally, a Department of Homeland Security-organized event revolving around live trials of biometric technologies. Commenting on the FRCT victories, IDEMIA Identity & Security Business CEO Ed Casey said they “further confirm IDEMIA’s technology leadership in the highly competitive facial recognition marketplace.”
March 21, 2018 – by Alex Perala