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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…

Megvii Aiming for Nevember IPO Despite Blacklisting: Report

Megvii Aiming for Nevember IPO Despite Blacklisting: Report

“The blacklisting does not prevent companies from purchasing Megvii’s products and services, but it does prevent companies from selling to Megvii, which means that Megvii has been unable to buy things like Nvidia processors used in its business.” China-based facial recognition specialist Megvii is preparing to push ahead with a planned IPO on the Hong…

Money20/20 China Themes Point to Biometrics Prominence

Money20/20 China Themes Point to Biometrics Prominence

Money20/20 organizers have officially announced the return of their China-based event. First launched last year, Money20/20 China drew a crowd of over 2000 professionals from 53 countries. Now, organizers say that Money20/20 2019 will have capacity for more than 2500 people, and will feature over 300 speakers. Organizers have also revealed an ambitiously wide-ranging slate…

Smart Serve Ontario Adds Biometric Authentication to Online Testing Program

Smart Serve Ontario Adds Biometric Authentication to Online Testing Program

Biometrics News Smart Serve Ontario has overhauled its online testing platform to make the certification process simpler and safer for everyone involved. The new system leverages artificial intelligence and biometrics to verify people’s identities and monitor their behavior while the test is in progress. Smart Serve administers the Responsible Alcohol Beverage Sales and Service Training…

Visionati Releases New Image Recognition Platform

Visionati Releases New Image Recognition Platform

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Visionati has released a new image recognition API designed for the enterprise. The API tags and categorizes a range of different objects (including human faces), allowing customers to rapidly scan photos and videos for the data points that will be most relevant to their business. In addition to recognizing different…

Smiths Detection Airport Scanner Matches Passengers with Their Luggage

Smiths Detection Airport Scanner Matches Passengers with Their Luggage

Biometrics News – Airport Biometrics Smiths Detection is demoing a new biometric security solution at this week’s Inter Airport Europe event in Germany. The system is designed specifically to assess risk at security checkpoints and make the baggage screening process more efficient. To that end, the solution combines a Smiths Detection CT Scanner with the…

Verint Receives Three Awards for Speech Analytics Platform

Verint Receives Three Awards for Speech Analytics Platform

Verint is filling out its trophy case with a trio of awards, each of which was handed out in recognition of its Speech Analytics platform. The platform uses speech recognition, machine learning, and AI to transcribe call center interactions and convert them into actionable data for the enterprise. The three awards include a Speech Technology…

Chooch Releases Edge AI Computer Vision Platform

Chooch Releases Edge AI Computer Vision Platform

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Chooch AI has released a new computer vision service that allows users to detect and categorize events in any kind of local video stream. Dubbed Chooch Edge AI, the technology was unveiled at this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt startup event in San Francisco and leverages Chooch AI’s object recognition capabilities. “Our…

Sensetime Partnership Brings Chinese Cell Tower Company Into Biometric Surveillance

Sensetime Partnership Brings Chinese Cell Tower Company Into Biometric Surveillance

China’s extensive biometric surveillance apparatus is poised to expand even further through the efforts of a major cell tower company: China Tower has established a new subsidiary called Smart Tower that is aimed at offering video surveillance services. As Light Reading reports, China Tower is jointly owned by China’s three major telecoms, and has 1.9…

Xpeng P7 Smart Car Features Biometric Unlock

Xpeng P7 Smart Car Features Biometric Unlock

The Xpeng P7 will officially become the first car to feature the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP platform when the new electric vehicle hits the market in the spring of 2020. Xpeng Motors carried out the integration in collaboration with AliOS, giving drivers access to smart car features like navigation, traffic updates, and driver monitoring. The…

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