3D facial recognition

Face ID Supplier AMS Announces Another Partnership with an Apple Rival

Face ID Supplier AMS Announces Another Partnership with an Apple Rival

“AMS’s solutions portfolio includes Time-of-Flight, CMOS, optical sensor, IR pattern, and VCSEL technologies, with the latter two being key focus areas in a collaborative partnership with Qualcomm announced last autumn.” Austria-based sensor specialist AMS has entered into another partnership aimed at delivering 3D facial recognition technology to more mobile devices beyond the Apple ecosystem. The…

Black Hat Asia Face ID Spoof Talk Cancelled

Black Hat Asia Face ID Spoof Talk Cancelled

A security expert who claimed to have developed a hacking method for Apple’s Face ID system has cancelled a scheduled talk at the Black Hat Asia conference, an unusual move where such events are concerned. The researcher, Wish Wu, said he cancelled his talk at the behest of his employer, Ant Financial, which said in…

FaceTec Aims for 2019 Business Growth with Latest Executive Appointment

FaceTec Aims for 2019 Business Growth with Latest Executive Appointment

“We’re in the right place at the right time with the right technology, and now we’re building our business development team to match to our incredible dev team.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec has a new business development executive aiming to build up its activities on the west side of the Atlantic: Richard Lobovsky…

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory – On Biometrics, AI and Connected Cars

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory – On Biometrics, AI and Connected Cars

Sensory, Inc. closed out 2017 as the provider of one of the world’s most sophisticated biometrics platforms for mobile devices. Having demoed a virtual bank teller AI assistant that uses facial and voice recognition to identify the user at the FinovateFall event, the company saw its technology integrated into a major new smartphone from LG,…

INTERVIEW: Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec, Talks Spoofing and Liveness Detection [PART ONE]

INTERVIEW: Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec, Talks Spoofing and Liveness Detection [PART ONE]

FaceTec has had a big year. The company marks a successful 2018 with some high-profile integrations of its AI-driven ZoOm 3D Face Login authentication solution, which utilizes standard 2D smart device cameras and webcams to create 3D FaceMaps with its patented ZoOm motion technology. ZoOm is now securing user logins on five continents in several industries, including…

New FaceTec White Paper Highlights Importance of Anti-Spoofing Standards

New FaceTec White Paper Highlights Importance of Anti-Spoofing Standards

“It comprehensively lays out the growing proliferation of biometric security, the serious risks that presentation attacks pose, and the consequent importance of independent, accredited industry testing…” Toward the end of this summer, FaceTec‘s ZoOm 3D Face Login authentication solution became the first in the world to attain Level 1 certification in iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection…

Qualcomm and Ams to Develop VCSEL Enabled 3D Facial Recognition

Qualcomm and Ams to Develop VCSEL Enabled 3D Facial Recognition

“We want to enable fast time-to-commercialization and broad-based availability of high quality 3D sensing solutions for Android-based smartphones and mobile devices, and this is a step towards this goal.” – Alexander Everke, CEO, Ams Qualcomm has teamed up with Austrian sensor maker Ams to develop a 3D camera solution for mobile devices. Ams has a wide product…

Honor Magic2 Bets Big on AI and 3D Face Recognition

Honor Magic2 Bets Big on AI and 3D Face Recognition

“…it’s using the front-facing camera system to enable 3D facial recognition in an authentication system that may be able to compete with Apple’s Face ID in terms of technological sophistication.” Huawei’s Honor smartphone brand has become the latest to make a big bet on artificial intelligence with its newest smartphone. Dubbed the Honor Magic2, the…

Sensory Launches Latest Version of TrulySecure with 3D Camera Support and Upgraded AI

Sensory Launches Latest Version of TrulySecure with 3D Camera Support and Upgraded AI

“Also worth noting is an improved system for processing biometric authentication data that splits the load between a given device’s applications processor and its GPU, which has significantly cut the processing time in the authentications process.” Sensory has launched the latest version of its TrulySecure authentication system that includes 3D camera support and an upgraded…

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Stands Out Thanks to Multimodal Biometrics

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Stands Out Thanks to Multimodal Biometrics

“…the device’s biometrics really help it to stand out from the pack, with Huawei combining fingerprint-based security with a 3D facial recognition system…” The cat is out of the bag: The fingerprint sensor of Huawei’s new flagship smartphone is under its display. The new Huawei Mate 20 Pro was officially unveiled in London this week,…

Here’s How Apple’s Commitment to Face ID is Affecting the Mobile Biometrics Industry

Here’s How Apple’s Commitment to Face ID is Affecting the Mobile Biometrics Industry

Apple confirmed longstanding speculation last week with its unveiling of its three new iPhone models for 2018. Like last year’s iPhone X, all of the new devices have abandoned Apple’s pioneering Touch ID fingerprint authentication system in favor of Face ID, an infrared, 3D facial recognition system. Face ID is now the sole means of…

Megvii, MediaTek, Himax Team Up to Deliver Cost-Effective 3D Facial Recognition to Android

Megvii, MediaTek, Himax Team Up to Deliver Cost-Effective 3D Facial Recognition to Android

A new trilateral partnership is poised to deliver 3D facial recognition to future Android smartphones. The collaboration is between Himax, a fabless semiconductor component manufacturer; fabless chip maker MediaTek; and Megvii, a company specializing in AI-driven 3D facial recognition and face modelling. Together, the companies are developing an ‘Active Stereo Camera’ (ASC) 3D sensing reference…

Facial Recognition Market to Reach $8B by 2022: Report

Facial Recognition Market to Reach $8B by 2022: Report

The global facial recognition market will reach a value of $8 billion by 2022, according to a new forecast from Market Research Future. Using 2016 as a baseline, the India-based market research firm projects a CAGR of 19.68 percent for the facial recognition market during the forecast period. The forecast, entitled “Facial Recognition Market Research…

FaceTec Appoints Biometrics Industry Expert Steve Cook to Executive Team

FaceTec Appoints Biometrics Industry Expert Steve Cook to Executive Team

“In a statement announcing Cook’s appointment, FaceTec emphasized his work consulting with banks on compliance with PSD2, the European Union’s major new payments regulation, and particularly its Strong Customer Authentication requirement.” A big new executive appointment could help FaceTec to promote its ZoOm facial recognition system in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa markets. Steve…

Icon Provides Latest Clue Concerning iPad Face ID

Icon Provides Latest Clue Concerning iPad Face ID

There’s now more evidence that Apple is planning to bring its Face ID authentication system to the next version of the iPad. The latest clue, like the last one, comes by way of a beta version of iOS 12, Apple’s mobile operating system. As 9to5Mac reports, someone has discovered an icon in iOS 12 that…

Megvii On Track for $600M Funding Round with Alibaba Backing: Reports

Megvii On Track for $600M Funding Round with Alibaba Backing: Reports

“Like other China-based AI specialists that have announced huge investment rounds in recent weeks, including Yitu and SenseTime, Megvii appears to have benefitted from the Chinese government’s immense appetite for AI-driven technologies such as facial recognition that offer compelling law enforcement and surveillance applications.” It looks like Megvii is poised to become the next Chinese…

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Ditch Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Ditch Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has finally learned from the negative feedback it received over the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors of its most recent flagship smartphones: According to new leaks, two versions of next year’s Galaxy S10 smartphone line will feature in-display fingerprint sensor technology, while a budget option will place the fingerprint sensor on the side. The in-display options…

UWA Researchers Announce Open 3D Facial Recognition Model

UWA Researchers Announce Open 3D Facial Recognition Model

Researchers with the University of Western Australia have developed a new 3D facial recognition model that is now available on an open basis to other researchers. Called FR3DNet, the model was trained on 3.1 million 3D scans of over 100,000 individuals. Now, given images depicting a range of positions, expressions, and so on, the system…

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