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NEC Acquires Danish IT Company KMD

NEC Acquires Danish IT Company KMD

NEC is buying a major European IT company in a bid to increase growth in its global safety business. The company announced that it has established a deal to acquire KMD, which it says is Denmark’s largest IT company. In a statement announcing the acquisition, NEC explained that it is part of its “Mid-term Management…

NEC ‘Welcomes’ Ethical, Regulatory Discussions Over AI and Facial Recognition: CEO

NEC ‘Welcomes’ Ethical, Regulatory Discussions Over AI and Facial Recognition: CEO

NEC has joined the chorus of tech companies and other stakeholders calling for greater regulation of artificial intelligence and facial recognition technologies, with the company’s CEO, Takashi Niino, writing in a statement that his firm “welcomes greater industry collaboration and effective discussion for the future of facial recognition technology and business.” The statement comes after…

Neurotechnology Upgrades Robot Navigation System

Neurotechnology Upgrades Robot Navigation System

Neurotechnology has once again turned its machine learning AI technology to the field of robotics, announcing an upgraded SDK aimed at helping to develop autonomous robot navigation. Called the SentiBotics Navigation Software Development Kit, the solution builds on the previously released SentiBotics Development Kit 2.0. It revolves around the use of a webcam and two…

ID R&D Appoints Chief Product Officer

ID R&D Appoints Chief Product Officer

ID R&D has further expanded its executive team, announcing the appointment of Ilya Ozerets as its new Chief Product Officer. Ozerets has actually been working with ID R&D for a little over a year in an advisory role, which he performed at the same time as he served as Mitek Systems’ Senior Product Manager. Before that,…

Machine Learning Algorithms Make In-Display Sensor Faster Over Time: OnePlus

Machine Learning Algorithms Make In-Display Sensor Faster Over Time: OnePlus

“The claims offer a counterargument to initial reviews of the OnePlus 6T noting that the in-display fingerprint sensor, while technologically impressive, was a bit slower than the standard fingerprint sensors usually placed in smartphone home buttons.” OnePlus continues to put the in-display fingerprint sensor of its latest flagship smartphone in the spotlight, asserting in a…

Prominent AI Research Group Calls for Gov’t Regulation and End to ‘Trade Secrecy’

Prominent AI Research Group Calls for Gov’t Regulation and End to ‘Trade Secrecy’

An AI research group based in New York University has issued a new paper calling for government regulation of artificial intelligence technologies. Called AI Now, the group is headed by employees from major tech companies including Google and Microsoft. Its latest publication, simply titled “AI Now Report 2018”, highlights the growing use of AI technologies…

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Those in the biometrics industry know intuitively that facial recognition has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, but a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) puts numbers to just how far the state of the art has come. NIST, which is the world’s premier agency in the evaluation…

Nuance Opens DRIVE Lab in Germany for Connected Car Research

Nuance Opens DRIVE Lab in Germany for Connected Car Research

“Work at the new lab will complement research in DRIVE Labs in North America and China, and will place a strong focus on new user experience technologies based on things like facial and voice recognition, emotion analysis, gaze tracking, and gesture-based interactions.” Nuance Communications has announced a new AI research center that will focus on…

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory – On Biometrics, AI and Connected Cars

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory – On Biometrics, AI and Connected Cars

Sensory, Inc. closed out 2017 as the provider of one of the world’s most sophisticated biometrics platforms for mobile devices. Having demoed a virtual bank teller AI assistant that uses facial and voice recognition to identify the user at the FinovateFall event, the company saw its technology integrated into a major new smartphone from LG,…

Jumio Makes the REGTECH100 List for the Second Year in a Row

Jumio Makes the REGTECH100 List for the Second Year in a Row

“…the number of candidates nominated for this year’s REGTECH100 had nearly doubled over last year, reaching 824 – a sign of the vitality of this market area in the wake of major new regulations such as the European Union’s GDPR and PSD2 rules.” The industry accolades continue for Jumio, with the company making the REGTECH100…

AI-Driven Facial Recognition Platform Scans Web for Missing Children

AI-Driven Facial Recognition Platform Scans Web for Missing Children

“A key component of the GMCNgine is Rekognition, Amazon’s controversial computer vision platform.” Facial recognition technology’s growing role in the fight against child exploitation could see a substantial expansion after the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children’s launch of a new AI-driven system this week. Called the GMCNgine, the system leverages machine learning and artificial…

Acceptto Officially Launches AI-Driven Behavioral Biometrics Platform

Acceptto Officially Launches AI-Driven Behavioral Biometrics Platform

“The Cognitive Authentication platform powers a specific Single Sign-On solution called “It’sMe”, which is designed to operate across mobile devices, web browsers, and enterprise applications.” Portland-based authentication startup Acceptto has officially launched, announcing its new Cognitive Authentication platform. The company says that its platform is based on machine learning, and that it’s designed to replace…

Neurotechnology Announces New Image Recognition Platform

Neurotechnology Announces New Image Recognition Platform

“The platform offers detailed statistical output to track results as a given computer vision model performs, helping end users to tweak and refine their systems; and Neurotechnology also offers expert consultation to assist with users’ projects.” Biometrics software expert Neurotechnology has announced a new image recognition platform. Called SentiSight.ai, the platform is designed for a…

Camvi Tech Gets Top Ranking for Wild Images in Latest NIST Testing

Camvi Tech Gets Top Ranking for Wild Images in Latest NIST Testing

“…Wild Image recognition is generally considered the most challenging area for facial recognition technologies.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the results of its latest Face Recognition Vendor Tests (FRVT), and Camvi‘s technology has come out on top in the category of Wild Image accuracy. It’s the category concerned with images…

BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

Artificial intelligence has always been an important component of biometric technology. In a sense, biometric recognition is artificial intelligence, enabling a computer system to correctly match a fingerprint or an iris pattern to a template on file. But it’s undeniable that AI in its broader sense is coming to play a bigger role in biometric…

It’s Been a Rollercoaster Year – Take Stock with Our Annual Biometrics Survey

It’s Been a Rollercoaster Year – Take Stock with Our Annual Biometrics Survey

It has been another remarkable year for the biometrics industry, with a lot of activity across a wide range of sectors. Apple, which spearheaded the mobile biometrics revolution with its launch of Touch ID five years ago, went ahead and confirmed its shift to 3D facial recognition with the launch of three new iPhones featuring…

INTERVIEW: IDEMIA VP Gary Jones on Augmented Identity, AI, and the MorphoWave

INTERVIEW: IDEMIA VP Gary Jones on Augmented Identity, AI, and the MorphoWave

IDEMIA had a huge presence at the 2018 Money20/20 USA event in Las Vegas last month, and FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill had the opportunity to talk with multiple executives from the company live on the show floor. Among them was Gary Jones, the head of the company’s Biometric Access & Time Solutions division, who chatted…

ID R&D Joins Microsoft IoT & AI Insider Labs Program

ID R&D Joins Microsoft IoT & AI Insider Labs Program

“[ID R&D’s] participation in the program will allow it to launch a cloud service through which other developers will be able to take advantage of its solutions.” ID R&D has been accepted into Microsoft’s IoT & AI Insider Labs program, the company has announced. IoT & AI Insider Labs is essentially aimed at accelerating the development…

Microsoft President Renews Call for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Microsoft President Renews Call for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Microsoft President Brad Smith is once again calling for government regulation of facial recognition technology. Smith made the case at this week’s Web Summit conference in Lisbon, sharing the stage with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. He noted that facial recognition could soon be used to let retailers identify consumers and their purchase history…

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