3D facial recognition

Facial Recognition Startup Founded by Apple Engineer Raises $6M in Funding Round

Facial Recognition Startup Founded by Apple Engineer Raises $6M in Funding Round

“Alcatraz AI has indicated that it will use its new capital to further refine its computer vision technology…” Alcatraz AI, a biometric AI startup founded by a former Apple engineer, has brought in $6 million in venture capital through a new funding round. The company specializes in 3D facial recognition for access control. It was…

Megvii Could Be Planning July IPO

Megvii Could Be Planning July IPO

The Chinese tech startup Megvii is rumored to be planning an initial public offering for later in the year. The South China Morning Post reports that the IPO could take place in either Hong Kong or New York, although Hong Kong is considered to be more likely at this time. Megvii is hoping to raise…

Facial Recognition Specialist CyberExtruder Teams with Video Surveillance Firm

Facial Recognition Specialist CyberExtruder Teams with Video Surveillance Firm

“Aureus 3D is designed to use AI-driven biometric technology to enable 3D facial recognition based on video analysis.” Seeking to get its 3D facial recognition software into more cameras, New Jersey-based CyberExtruder has teamed up with Hanwha Techwin, a video surveillance specialist. The partnership revolves around the integration of CyberExtruder’s Aureus 3D solution into Hanwha…

New ‘Race Blind’ Biometric Access Control System Aimed at Agriculture Sector

New ‘Race Blind’ Biometric Access Control System Aimed at Agriculture Sector

Florida-based biometrics specialist SensibleVision has announced a new access control solution developed in collaboration with NoveTechnologies, a Nebraska-based agricultural technology firm. Called Protocol, the solution is based on 3D facial recognition, and is currently being offered in beta form to production facilities based on a monthly subscription model. In a statement announcing the solution, SensibleVision…

Face and Voice Biometrics Empower Customer Service Robot

Face and Voice Biometrics Empower Customer Service Robot

“With its integration of CyberLink’s FaceMe biometric engine, the robot is able to identify known customers, and to determine demographic information pertaining to age and gender.” CyberLink‘s facial recognition technology has been incorporated into a new robot that’s just hitting the Taiwanese and Japanese markets. It’s the result of a collaboration between the Taiwan-based facial…

IDEMIA Teams with LG Suppliers on 3D Facial Recognition

IDEMIA Teams with LG Suppliers on 3D Facial Recognition

Seeking to get ahead of the rising trend of 3D facial recognition, IDEMIA has announced a new partnership with Infineon and Pmdtechnologies to develop a refined solution for OEMs and systems integrators. IDEMIA is no stranger to 3D facial recognition technology, having announced software designed for infrared cameras last September. But in a new statement,…

Is Face ID Coming to the HomePod?

Is Face ID Coming to the HomePod?

A recently published Apple patent suggests that the company could be planning to introduce Face ID and 3D hand gestures to its HomePod line of products. The patent specifically refers to a voice-controlled assistant such as a “countertop speaker,” and would allow such devices to recognize faces, as well as hand waves and other basic…

LG G8 ThinQ Smartphone to Feature 3D Face Biometrics

LG G8 ThinQ Smartphone to Feature 3D Face Biometrics

LG is taking a run at Apple’s 3D facial recognition dominance, with plans to introduce a similar solution in its forthcoming LG G8 ThinQ smartphone, to be unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The smartphone will leverage Time-of-Flight technology developed by Infineon and Pmdtechnologies. Their sensor chip, first announced over a year ago, is…

Altek, CyberLink Collaborate on Chip for Face ID-style Authentication

Altek, CyberLink Collaborate on Chip for Face ID-style Authentication

A new collaboration between two Taiwanese companies could help to foster the proliferation of 3D facial recognition systems in consumer devices. One of the partners, Altek, specializes in sophisticated camera technologies. The other, CyberLink, is a facial recognition specialist. And the two have essentially put their heads together, with Altek integrating CyberLink’s biometric technology into…

Is Samsung Hinting at In-Display Biometrics for the Galaxy S10?

Is Samsung Hinting at In-Display Biometrics for the Galaxy S10?

Another year, another coy invitation from Samsung to its upcoming ‘Unpacked’ event, where the company will unveil its next flagship smartphone. The company’s latest invitation is even more tight-lipped about what’s in store than last year’s. At that time, Samsung’s Unpacked invitation made it pretty clear that the focus for its Galaxy S9 smartphone would…

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…

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…

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…

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