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Speech2Face Turns Small Audio Clips Into Surprisingly Accurate Human Portraits

Speech2Face Turns Small Audio Clips Into Surprisingly Accurate Human Portraits

A team of researchers from MIT have published a paper that details the development of an algorithm that is able to recreate human faces based on a small voice sample. Dubbed Speech2Face, the algorithm was trained with millions of educational YouTube clips featuring more than 100,000 different speakers. The researchers were quick to emphasize that…

Behavioral Biometrics will Drive ID Verification as AI Improves: Frost & Sullivan

Behavioral Biometrics will Drive ID Verification as AI Improves: Frost & Sullivan

“AI-driven behavioral biometrics will become the main identity verification element in two-factor or multifactor authentication…” A new report from Frost & Sullivan projects major growth for the European biometrics market, which is expected to climb from $4.98 billion to $11.5 billion by 2023. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will fuel much of that growth as performance improvements…

Your Voice is an Automotive Safety Feature with BMW and Nuance

Your Voice is an Automotive Safety Feature with BMW and Nuance

“The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will include voice-activated safety features and a voice-activated car manual.” Nuance Automotive has found another partner for its conversational voice interface technology, announcing that its AI tech is being deployed in BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant. The Assistant offers support for 22 languages and will allow BMW drivers to control various…

Synaptics Brings its Biometric Arsenal to Computex

Synaptics Brings its Biometric Arsenal to Computex

‘The Computex demonstrations will feature Synaptics’ Clear ID solution and its System-on-Chip Match-in-Sensor tech…’ Synaptics will be showcasing its human interface portfolio at next week’s Computex conference in Taiwan. Highlights will include the company’s Smart Edge AI and multiple biometric fingerprint sensors built for a range of different PCs. The company will also bring numerous…

NEC Forges New Partnership to Improve Digital Services in Rural India

NEC Forges New Partnership to Improve Digital Services in Rural India

“CSC SPV will leverage NEC’s AI and data analytics expertise to deliver better services in an array of different industries…” NEC India has solidified and formalized its relationship with CSC e-Governance Services India (CSC SPV). The two companies have announced that they will be working together to bring more robust digital services to 900 million…

Ban on Oakland’s Use of Facial Recognition Gets First Round of Approval

Ban on Oakland’s Use of Facial Recognition Gets First Round of Approval

The city of Oakland’s Privacy Commission has approved a proposal to ban the municipal government’s use of facial recognition. As CBS’s local news station reports, the proposed legislation still has a long way to go before it can take effect. It will need to be approved by the Public Safety Committee, and then by the…

AI Hiring Startup Receives $1.7 Million from Investors

AI Hiring Startup Receives $1.7 Million from Investors

The hiring startup VCV.AI has landed $1.7 million in funding to continue to develop its face and voice recognition technology. The company’s AI solution is designed to automate the hiring process, drastically reducing the amount of time it takes to screen potential candidates. “Technology has transformed so many industries and workflows, yet far too often,…

Interview: VBG CEO Pete Soufleris Discusses Hot Topics in Voice Biometrics

Interview: VBG CEO Pete Soufleris Discusses Hot Topics in Voice Biometrics

The mobile biometrics revolution of the last several years has helped to drive excitement about a number of modalities, with voice being one of the most prominent. Voice has emerged as a key user interface on smartphones thanks to virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, and on smart home devices via platforms like Amazon’s Alexa. People…

ISC West: Ever AI CEO Doug Aley on His Startup’s Rapid Growth [Audio]

ISC West: Ever AI CEO Doug Aley on His Startup’s Rapid Growth [Audio]

One of the security industry’s biggest events has just wrapped up, and FindBiometrics is still unpacking ISC West’s plethora of biometrics news and interviews. Before the end of the show, FindBiometrics Director of Digital Content Susan Stover had the opportunity to catch up with Ever AI CEO Doug Aley. At only about a year and…

NEC Reaffirms its Commitment to AI Privacy and Human Rights

NEC Reaffirms its Commitment to AI Privacy and Human Rights

The NEC Corporation has established a set of human rights principles to guide its business decisions when using biometrics and artificial intelligence. The newly published “NEC Group AI and Human Rights Principles” reflect a commitment to privacy at every stage of development, and are also intended to ensure compliance with international rules and regulations. With…

Acuity Report Points to Enormous Potential in Airport Biometrics Market

Acuity Report Points to Enormous Potential in Airport Biometrics Market

“As airport AI-enhanced biometrics become mainstream, so too will consumer comfort and preference for the convenience of the experience.” – Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence A new Acuity Market Intelligence forecast is pointing to the vast potential in the airport biometrics market. The renowned market research firm predicts that between 2019 and 2022, the…

Biometric Tech is Coming to the Automotive Industry in a Big Way

Biometric Tech is Coming to the Automotive Industry in a Big Way

The idea of incorporating biometric technology into cars has been gaining traction for several years now, with many recognizing the obvious benefits of using, for example, fingerprint recognition instead of a key for the ignition. But now that biometric technology is starting to converge on the automotive industry in a big way, the full breadth…

Biometrics Institute Publishes Ethical Guideline Based on Seven Principles

Biometrics Institute Publishes Ethical Guideline Based on Seven Principles

The Biometrics Institute has issued seven ethical principles meant to serve as a guideline for how contemporary biometrics technology should be deployed. The list of principles begins with a bit of a tautology – “Ethical behaviour” – and goes on to include “Ownership of the biometric and respect for individuals’ personal data”, “Serving humans”, “Justice…

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…

Amazon Explains How Computer Vision Tech Can De-identify Medical Images

Amazon Explains How Computer Vision Tech Can De-identify Medical Images

Thanks to improvements in digital imaging and data storage, medical archives are much larger than they’ve ever been. Researchers now have access to millions of MRIs, X-Rays, and other images that they can analyze to better understand, diagnose, and treat any number of medical conditions.   The catch is that doctors need to be able…

Google Significantly Improves its Mobile Speech Recognition

Google Significantly Improves its Mobile Speech Recognition

Google has made some significant improvements to the speech recognizer on its mobile phones. The new software outputs every single character in real time and is entirely contained on the mobile device, which means that the dictation system will work offline with zero latency. Johan Schalkwyk, a Google Fellow with the company’s Speech Team, explained…

ID R&D Tech Listens for Signs of Trouble

ID R&D Tech Listens for Signs of Trouble

“The technology is designed to leverage any connected device’s built-in microphone in order to listen for certain kinds of audio, such as a crying baby, breaking glass, gunshots, and so on.” ID R&D has added an innovative new capability to its AI-driven biometric solutions portfolio: Acoustic Event Detection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like.…

AIRY3D Hires New Vice President of Strategic Marketing

AIRY3D Hires New Vice President of Strategic Marketing

AIRY3D has announced that Paul K. Gallagher has signed on as the company’s new Vice President of Strategic Marketing. Gallagher brings more than 30 years of experience to the position, with a resume that includes previous leadership stints at Samsung, OmniVision, and LG Electronics, amongst other companies. “I’m thrilled, once again, to be at the…

NEC and Macromill Team Up to Offer Better Market Analytics with Biometrics and AI

NEC and Macromill Team Up to Offer Better Market Analytics with Biometrics and AI

NEC and Macromill are launching a new consumer insight marketing service that will help retailers make better product and marketing decisions based on information that can’t be picked up from a traditional customer survey. The service will be delivered via Macromill’s D-Profile AI analytics tool, using more robust data sets that are developed with the…

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