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Machine Vision Doesn’t Stop at Facial Recognition

Machine Vision Doesn’t Stop at Facial Recognition

Among the tech world buzzwords that are currently being tossed around like confetti – “blockchain”, “neural network”, “the IoT” – “machine vision” is perhaps the most straightforward. It really means just that: The ability of a machine to see. It’s a branch of artificial intelligence that has become increasingly prominent in recent months and years,…

Trueface.ai Takes Alternative Route to Market with IFTTT

Trueface.ai Takes Alternative Route to Market with IFTTT

“…the firm says it has developed facial recognition technology that is sophisticated enough to do things like verify identities for bank accounts or notarize digital documents, so the next step is to make sure it’s available through third party devices and services.” Facial recognition software specialist Trueface.ai is looking to make its technology widely available…

Biometrics, AI to Have Big Year in FinTech: Unisys

Biometrics, AI to Have Big Year in FinTech: Unisys

Biometric and artificial intelligence technologies will have a big year in the financial services sector, and will help smaller banks to offer cutting-edge solutions to their customers, predicts Unisys. The company says that this is the year that “biometric authentication will go mainstream”, according to a statement announcing its predictions. And that mainstreaming process will…

Google Aims To Spread Voice-Based AI Via “Artificial Intelligence Yourself” Kit

Google Aims To Spread Voice-Based AI Via “Artificial Intelligence Yourself” Kit

“These efforts are part of a larger one on Google’s part to extend the ecosystem of its artificial intelligence technology amid a general AI boom in which multiple major tech firms – Apple, Samsung, Amazon, and more – are competing.” Google is now actively encouraging tech makers and developers to build products featuring its voice-based…

Google and Stanford Researchers Collaborate on Healthcare AI

Google and Stanford Researchers Collaborate on Healthcare AI

Google and Stanford University researchers are working together to develop AI technology that can listen to conversations between doctors and patients and take relevant notes on them. The technology is based on the kind of speech and voice recognition technology already in use in products like the Google Home devices. The system in development with…

Google Home Mini Can Recognize Individual Users’ Voices

Google Home Mini Can Recognize Individual Users’ Voices

Google Home Mini has hit store shelves, and the devices will soon be listening to a multitude of users very closely. First announced earlier this month alongside the Google Home Max, it’s the smaller version of Google’s flagship smart home hub offering. The round device is about the size of a donut, and now that…

Bank Independent To Offer Enacomm’s Voice Authentication

Bank Independent To Offer Enacomm’s Voice Authentication

Enacomm is bringing voice-based authentication to customers of Bank Independent, a financial services organization with 28 branches across northern Alabama. The solution’s announcement arrives on the heels of a new report from a Frost & Sullivan analyst lauding the benefits of voice-based authentication security when deployed in appropriate contexts. For its part, Enacomm claims its…

Biometrics and AI Help New Toyota Concept-i Vehicles Understand Your Emotions

Biometrics and AI Help New Toyota Concept-i Vehicles Understand Your Emotions

“Toyota says the core technology underlying its Concept-i series is an AI system designed to recognize drivers’ emotions by analyzing their facial expressions and tone of voice.” Toyota has added two new vehicles to its Concept-i smart car line. One, the Concept-i RIDE, is designed to enable easy access and use, with gull-wing doors offering…

Machine Learning AI Platform Being Trained on ‘Several Thousand’ Porn Videos

Machine Learning AI Platform Being Trained on ‘Several Thousand’ Porn Videos

The new artificial intelligence boom is far-reaching, cutting across a range of sectors and applications to bring the power of sophisticated AI to bear on everything from mobile banking to healthcare. And, evidently, online porn. Pornhub, which of course bills itself as “the premiere online destination for adult entertainment,” has announced that it has implemented…

Biometrics Are Part of the Artificial Intelligence Explosion

Biometrics Are Part of the Artificial Intelligence Explosion

Artificial intelligence is not a new concept. Sci-fi fans have been well acquainted with its principles since Isaac Asimov started getting books published, and more recently a generation that has grown up on video games has spent countless hours trying to outsmart AI entities. But in recent years AI has really come to the forefront…

Yandex Launches Voice-Based AI Assistant in Russia

Yandex Launches Voice-Based AI Assistant in Russia

“…developers had a wealth of data upon which to train Alice using Yandex’s ‘SpeechKit’ platform, making it a particularly sophisticated AI assistant.” A Moscow-based IT giant has just launched Russia’s own version of Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. Called Alice, the AI system is designed to respond to a wide range of voice-based queries, from…

Voice-Based AI Assistant Platform Signals Hitachi’s Foray into Machine Learning Race

Voice-Based AI Assistant Platform Signals Hitachi’s Foray into Machine Learning Race

Hitachi has jumped into the machine learning and artificial intelligence race with its own voice-based AI assistant platform, dubbed EMIEW3. For now, Hitachi is aiming the solution at customer service applications, seeking to help companies reduce the costs of fielding inquiries. The company has trained EMIEW3 to understand how a single inquiry can be rephrased…

Nuance Announces Voice-Based AI Assistant for Healthcare Clinicians

Nuance Announces Voice-Based AI Assistant for Healthcare Clinicians

Nuance Communications has now adapted its voice-based AI technology to a virtual assistant designed specifically for healthcare applications. The Dragon Medical Virtual Assistant is a new tool available to the 500,000 clinicians already using Nuance’s Dragon Medical platform, a cloud-based solution that uses speech recognition to automatically record patient stories. It’s designed for compatibility with…

Digibank Brings Speech-Powered Mobile Banking To Indonesia

Digibank Brings Speech-Powered Mobile Banking To Indonesia

DBS Bank has brought Digibank, its mobile-based banking service, to Indonesia. Digibank debuted in India in April of 2016, and has since made its way to Singapore, and now Indonesia. The platform uses biometric user authentication and a mobile interface based on Kasisto’s AI assistant platform, KAI Banking, which is designed to offer conversational interactivity…

Sensory’s Virtual Bank Teller is Truly Natural, Handsfree and Secure

Sensory’s Virtual Bank Teller is Truly Natural, Handsfree and Secure

Sensory, Inc. has tailored its AI avatar technology to create a virtual bank teller for mobile devices, and will demo the solution at FinovateFall 2017. The solution features all of Sensory’s flagship software solutions. The company’s TrulyHandsfree device activation technology ensures that the system will respond to the user’s voice prompt, while its TrulyNatural speech…

Mozilla Building Voice Library for AI Training

Mozilla Building Voice Library for AI Training

Mozilla is building an online voice library to train AI systems. Called Project Common Voice, the aim is to collect voice samples from people around the world. Mozilla announced it alongside a slew of other initiatives aimed at ‘raising awareness for internet health’, including a live event that will tackle the FCC’s effort to end…

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Banking With a Selfie in Argentina ICBC, the largest bank in the world by asset volume, recently embraced facial recognition based security at its Argentinian subsidiary. The biometric security comes via…

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

Consumer Biometrics Month: The Primer

June is Consumer Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics, during which we are placing a featured focus on the everyday biometry shaping lives, locking doors, and protecting accounts. To kick things off right we have compiled a primer to bring you up to speed on some of the major themes we will be examining in our coverage…

Sensory Introduces Chatbot Feature to TrulyNatural Speech Engine

Sensory Introduces Chatbot Feature to TrulyNatural Speech Engine

Sensory, Inc. has introduced a chatbot feature to its TrulyNatural embedded speech engine, the company has announced. TrulyNatural is the company’s natural speech recognition platform, designed to let users communicate with devices by speech without being required to use predetermined phrases. Now, the system has been equipped with chatbot support allowing for “dialog management and…

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