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Nuance Shows Solid Growth in Q3 Update

Nuance Shows Solid Growth in Q3 Update

“…the Artificial Intelligence specialist has delivered revenues near the high end of its guidance range.” Nuance Communications has issued its results for the third quarter of 2019, showing solid growth across multiple business areas. Bearing in mind that Nuance adopted the ASC 606 revenue recognition standard last October, comparison of its latest results with those…

Google Wants Your Photo, Will Pay in Gift Cards

Google Wants Your Photo, Will Pay in Gift Cards

Google is handing out $5 gift cards in exchange for five minutes of face time with random people on the street. The company is reportedly training a new facial recognition algorithm that would be deployed in the next generation of Pixel smartphones. The algorithm would essentially give Google an in-house alternative to Apple’s Face ID,…

Drone Tech Designed to Boost Cannabis Production

Drone Tech Designed to Boost Cannabis Production

The Canadian cannabis software specialist ZenaPay will be carrying out a beta test of its drone-based plant tracking software in conjunction with GreenHeartCBD. ZenaPay’s highly unique program is designed specifically for enterprise-level cannabis operations, and leverages AI to help customers monitor the lifecycles of their plants from seed up until the point of sale. GreenHeart,…

ID R&D Teams Up with Wavio to Improve Acoustic Awareness Platform

ID R&D Teams Up with Wavio to Improve Acoustic Awareness Platform

ID R&D has found a new customer for its Acoustic Event Detection technology, which will be integrated into Wavio’s SoundAI platform. First announced back in March, Acoustic Event Detection allows any device with a microphone to detect and identify a range of ambient sounds, including sirens, barking dogs, breaking glass, and calls for help.  …

Behavox Adds Voice Biometrics Capability Along with Cantonese and Mandarin Support

Behavox Adds Voice Biometrics Capability Along with Cantonese and Mandarin Support

“Behavox has added voice biometrics capabilities, enabling the system to automatically identify speakers during audio analysis.” Behavox, a “People Analytics” software specialist, has integrated voice biometrics into one of its flagship solutions. With its head office in London and additional offices in New York, San Francisco, and Singapore – as well as an R&D center…

iFalcon Face Control Mobile Makes Biometric Facial Recognition Wearable

iFalcon Face Control Mobile Makes Biometric Facial Recognition Wearable

Vuzix has partnered with the Dubai-based software developer NNTC to create a wearable facial recognition platform designed for security purposes. The solution is called iFalcon Face Control Mobile, and it combines the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses with NNTC’s autonomous AI facial recognition system. With the new solution, security guards (and anyone else carrying out perimeter…

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…

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