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Facebook’s Online Speech Recognition Framework Becomes Widely Available

Facebook’s Online Speech Recognition Framework Becomes Widely Available

Facebook has announced that it will be making its wav2letter@anywhere online speech recognition framework more readily available as an open source platform. The framework was developed by Facebook AI Research (FAIR), which claims that it has created the fastest open source automatic speech recognition (ASR) platform currently on the market. “The system has almost three…

Digital Twins and Interactive Experiences Lead Deloitte’s Tech Trends for 2020

Digital Twins and Interactive Experiences Lead Deloitte’s Tech Trends for 2020

Deloitte has released the 11th iteration of its annual Tech Trends report. The 2020 edition explains how enterprises are blending multiple technologies to drive innovation and deliver more rewarding interactive experiences for consumers. The report places a particular emphasis on artificial intelligence, analytics, and digital technologies, all of which have transformed the way that large…

Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

The 3D camera manufacturer Orbbec is highlighting the many potential applications of its technology at CES 2020. The company’s cameras offer object, face, and gesture recognition in addition to 3D measurement and mapping capabilities, and have already been deployed in thousands of products for the international market. The main attraction at CES is a biometric…

INTERVIEW: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on the Fused Future of Voice and Face Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on the Fused Future of Voice and Face Biometrics

Sensory, Inc. is a pioneer in AI-enhanced face, voice and speech recognition technologies, with biometric software that leverages advanced on-device machine learning. As we enter a new decade in identity, connectivity and mobility, the Sensory’s technology is set to have an even greater impact on how we interact with each other and our devices in…

Image Recognition Market to Reach $81.88B by 2026: Report

Image Recognition Market to Reach $81.88B by 2026: Report

Facial recognition will help to drive considerable growth in the overall image recognition market over the next several years, according to a new forecast from Fortune Business Insights. The market research firm estimates that the global image recognition market had a value of $20.19 billion in 2018, and that it will reach a whopping $81.88…

AI Accelerator Card Offers Face, Object Recognition Applications

AI Accelerator Card Offers Face, Object Recognition Applications

Innodisk has released a new AI accelerator card designed for edge devices. The card is built with a third-generation Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU) from Intel, which is particularly well-suited to computer vision applications like face and object recognition. According to Innodisk, the AI accelerator card essentially functions like the video card on a…

IPVM Opens New Facility to Test Surveillance Equipment

IPVM Opens New Facility to Test Surveillance Equipment

IPVM has officially opened a 12,000 square foot facility to test video surveillance equipment. The new facility was built to determine how well different surveillance solutions perform in a simulated real-world setting, and whether or not those solutions live up to the marketing expectations. “Increasingly, security products claim to include AI, deep learning, and facial…

Cerence to Issue First Quarterly Report Next Week

Cerence to Issue First Quarterly Report Next Week

Automotive AI specialist Cerence will issue its results for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2019 on December 17th, the company has announced. The firm’s first fiscal report since spinning off from its parent company will include a “business outlook”, according to a statement. Cerence made its official split from Nuance Communications on October 1st, allowing…

Panasonic Mirror Uses Facial Recognition to Recommend Beauty Products

Panasonic Mirror Uses Facial Recognition to Recommend Beauty Products

Panasonic is teaming up with the KOSÉ Corporation in an effort to provide shoppers with more personalized make-up recommendations. The joint initiative will leverage Panasonic’s Snow Beauty Mirror, a new device that uses facial recognition and image recognition tech to analyze a customer’s skin and suggest KOSÉ beauty products based on the results. The Snow…

Amazon’s Rekognition Gets New ML Capability for Object Recognition

Amazon’s Rekognition Gets New ML Capability for Object Recognition

“Amazon claims that its system can be used to train an AI to detect an object using as few as 1- images, as opposed to the hundreds or thousands that are usually required for object recognition.” Amazon has announced a new machine learning capability for object recognition through its Rekognition platform. Called “Amazon Rekognition Custom…

SITA Report Foresees Major Expansion of Self-Screening Tech at Chinese Airports

SITA Report Foresees Major Expansion of Self-Screening Tech at Chinese Airports

China’s air travel industry is investing heavily in AI technology. According to SITA’s latest 2019 China IT Insights report, 88 percent of the country’s airlines and airports plan to have some form of AI program in the development or deployment phase by 2022, with a heavy focus on chatbots and virtual assistants. Roughly half (43…

Fujitsu Unveils New Video Behavior Analytics Platform

Fujitsu Unveils New Video Behavior Analytics Platform

Fujitsu has developed a new behavioral analytics platform that can learn to identify specific human behaviors with minimal amounts of video data. Dubbed ‘Actlyzer’, the platform is able to recognize approximately 100 basic actions like head movements, hand movements, and walking patterns, which can in turn be used to train the AI to recognize more…

Face Biometrics Month: Controversy Over Surveillance – But Not Authentication

Face Biometrics Month: Controversy Over Surveillance – But Not Authentication

Just a few years ago, the kind of biometric technology most familiar to everyday consumers was probably fingerprint recognition, thanks to the explosion of fingerprint sensors across a wide range of smartphones. But today, there’s a different modality in the spotlight: facial recognition. And sometimes that light isn’t very flattering. Much of the credit for…

Viisights Receives $10 Million in Series-A Funding

Viisights Receives $10 Million in Series-A Funding

The Israeli startup Viisights has received $10 million in a round of Series-A funding led by Canada’s Awz Ventures. Viisights is a behavioral recognition specialist and the developer of the Viisights Wise solution, which uses AI to analyze video surveillance footage in real time. Unlike traditional object recognition platforms that can only identify discreet objects,…

Pindrop Report Highlights Rising Threat of Deepfakes and Voice Fraud

Pindrop Report Highlights Rising Threat of Deepfakes and Voice Fraud

Pindrop is warning about the growing threat of voice fraud in its latest Voice Intelligence Report, which found that voice fraud attacks occurred at a rate of 90 per minute in 2018. The rate of voice fraud climbed more than 350 percent between 2014 and 2018, and had the biggest impact on insurance companies, retailers,…

Aerendir and SiFive Team Up to Make On-Device AI More Affordable

Aerendir and SiFive Team Up to Make On-Device AI More Affordable

Aerendir is teaming up with SiFive in an effort to make AI more affordable for device manufacturers. The partnership anticipates that there will be a rising demand for IoT technology following the launch of commercial 5G networks. To that end, Aerendir will leverage SiFive’s RISC-V Core to provide manufacturers with cost-effective on-device AI. The technology…

Sensory Teams Up with Gyrfalcon to Boost Biometric Authentication Speed

Sensory Teams Up with Gyrfalcon to Boost Biometric Authentication Speed

Sensory has partnered with Gyrfalcon Technologies (GTI) in an effort to improve the performance of its TrulySecure biometric algorithms on edge devices. Gyrfalcon is a provider of AI accelerator chips that will reduce latency and dramatically increase authentication speed. GTI released its first Edge AI chip in 2017, and has since rounded out its portfolio…

New Facebook Tech Alters Videos to Avoid Facial Recognition

New Facebook Tech Alters Videos to Avoid Facial Recognition

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Facebook AI Research has unveiled a new de-identification engine that uses machine learning to remove identifying facial information from video content. The platform combines an adversarial autoencoder with a classifier network to create two images of a person’s face – one distorted and one not – that can then be…

Mastercard Uses Biometrics and AI to Fight Healthcare Fraud

Mastercard Uses Biometrics and AI to Fight Healthcare Fraud

Biometrics News – Healthcare Biometrics Mastercard has released a collection of security and anti-fraud products designed specifically for healthcare organizations. The portfolio has been dubbed Mastercard Healthcare Solutions, and includes technology that will cover everything from new customer enrollment to final payment schedules.  To that end, the platform leverages biometrics and behavioral analytics to verify…

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