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Plurilock Launches Sales Partner Program

Plurilock Launches Sales Partner Program

“Plurilock says its sales partners will extend its reach in the Middle East, Europe, the APAC region, and the Americas.” Plurilock has launched a new partner distributor program for its AI-driven behavioral biometrics technology. Called the Plurilock Global Sales Channel Partner Program, it launches with nine companies onboard. In announcing the program, Plurilock did not…

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

ID R&D Solution Can Identify a Voice with 1-2 Seconds of Natural Speech

“What’s more, the system is highly accurate, offering an Equal Error Rate of 0.3 percent on microphones and 0.6 percent for speech collected through a telephone.” ID R&D has upgraded IDVoice, its voice recognition system. The company says that IDVoice can now identify a speaker within one to two seconds of natural speech, making it…

Microsoft Reduces Biometric Bias (But Won’t Say How Much)

Microsoft Reduces Biometric Bias (But Won’t Say How Much)

Microsoft’s face scanning technology is now better able to determine the genders of subjects with darker skin tones, the company has announced. In a post on its AI Blog, Microsoft explained that it had reduced its system’s error rates by “up to 20 times,” and specified that for women the error rates had been reduced…

IBM Developing Huge Public Dataset to Help Eliminate Bias from Facial Recognition

IBM Developing Huge Public Dataset to Help Eliminate Bias from Facial Recognition

“IBM is going to release a dataset of 36,000 facial images that will be equally distributed across a range of ethnicities, genders, and ages.” As the competition to develop sophisticated facial recognition systems continues to escalate, IBM is preparing to make a decidedly counterintuitive move, with plans to release a huge dataset for training facial…

Chinese Biometrics Competition Runs on Star Power

Chinese Biometrics Competition Runs on Star Power

China-based online entertainment service provider iQIYI has announced a new competition aimed at pushing the boundaries of video-based biometric identification. It’s called the “Celebrity Video Identification Challenge”, and it will test various AI systems on their ability to identify a celebrity, whether it’s by face, voice, gait, or some other consistent metric. iQIYI says it…

TrulyHandsfree Brings Wake Words to Hospitality

TrulyHandsfree Brings Wake Words to Hospitality

“…Roxy suggested that this functionality could help to prevent the kind of wake word error that recently resulted in a couple’s private conversation being recorded and sent to an acquaintance.” A voice-based AI assistant designed for hotel rooms will get a little smarter thanks to Sensory‘s wake word solution, TrulyHandsfree. Roxy is essentially a kind…

Payment Security Alliance to Focus On Biometrics, AI

Payment Security Alliance to Focus On Biometrics, AI

The National Retail Federation and other major merchant associations have teamed up to form a new coalition aimed at improving payment security in the US. Other new members of the coalition include the National Association of Convenience Stores, the National Grocers Association, the Food Marketing Institute, First Data’s Star Network, and the Shazam network. Called…

WEBINAR: Efficiency, Security and Trust in The Biometric Enterprise

WEBINAR: Efficiency, Security and Trust in The Biometric Enterprise

On Wednesday April 25 at 11 AM Eastern Time – fresh from our live reporting at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas – FindBiometrics and our Premier Partner ISC West presented an interactive webinar presentation on the topic of enterprise security. A review of ISC West 2018 and trend-setting market observations from Acuity Market Intelligence…

NVIDIA Protégé Developing AI-Powered Biometric Watch List

NVIDIA Protégé Developing AI-Powered Biometric Watch List

A new participant in the NVIDIA Inception Program is aiming to dramatically reduce online fraud using facial recognition, AI, and a watch list approach. Called Facepoint, the Paris-based company is working on an anti-fraud online platform that would rely on a database of “heightened risk individuals,” as the company puts it on its website. The…

INTERVIEW: Zighra CEO Deepak Dutt at Money 20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Zighra CEO Deepak Dutt at Money 20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

On-device authentication has been a hot topic here at FindBiometrics, and it’s the same story at this year’s Money 20/20 Europe, now in full swing in Amsterdam. User authentication and a password free internet are all major topics being discussed at Europe’s largest FinTech event and FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill is on the scene and…

Researchers Claim New Algorithm Can Disrupt Facial Recognition Systems

Researchers Claim New Algorithm Can Disrupt Facial Recognition Systems

Researchers at the University of Toronto claim to have developed an AI-driven program that can disrupt facial recognition systems. The program is designed to subtly alter images at the pixel level to throw off digital facial recognition technologies, so that what may look like a familiar face to the human eye cannot be deciphered by…

VOX Network Solutions Becomes Enacomm’s Latest Distribution Partner

VOX Network Solutions Becomes Enacomm’s Latest Distribution Partner

“We are especially excited for Enacomm’s innovations in voice biometrics, voice eSignatures and how they integrate with the trend in Personal Virtual Assistants.” – Chanley Geveshausen, VP of Customer Digital Experience, VOX Network Solutions VOX Network Solutions, a California-based provider of contact center, security, managed services, and consulting solutions, has become Enacomm’s newest distribution partner. The…

“Hey Mercedes” is the Wake Word for Your AI Co-Pilot

“Hey Mercedes” is the Wake Word for Your AI Co-Pilot

The future of vehicles is looking chatty thanks to the collaboration between Nuance Communications and Daimler AG.  Working together the companies developed an advanced infotainment system and digital assistant experience: the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system. Built specifically for the new A-Class and other future Mercedes models, MBUX is powered by conversational AI technology,…

Jibo Smart Speaker Recognizes Your Family With Face Biometrics

Jibo Smart Speaker Recognizes Your Family With Face Biometrics

“The table lamp-sized device is equipped with a camera and facial recognition technology allowing it to personally identify the different members of a household…” A Boston-based tech company is aiming to shake up the Alexa- and Google-dominated smart speaker market. Called Jibo, the company’s eponymous offering was launched last October, and has now been upgraded…

Novel Voice Biometrics Give Story Time an Upgrade

Novel Voice Biometrics Give Story Time an Upgrade

“It’s an unusual application for voice recognition, but one for which the technology is well-suited, assessing the unique characteristics of a reader’s voice to provide the appropriate soundtrack for whatever is happening in the story.” A novel idea for voice recognition technology is gaining traction with the news that digitally enhanced storytelling startup Novel Effect…

AI Teaching Assistant Uses Facial Recognition To Take Class Attendance

AI Teaching Assistant Uses Facial Recognition To Take Class Attendance

“At its core, it’s essentially a teacher-focused AI assistant along the lines of Apple’s Siri or Samsung’s Bixby, responding to end users through speech recognition. But it can also generate virtual avatars to interact with students…” A China-based company called NetDragon has launched what is says is the world’s first AI teaching assistant. Called 101…

Axon Establishes AI Ethics Board

Axon Establishes AI Ethics Board

“The establishment of such an advisory board suggests a more than token engagement between the stakeholders of new AI-driven policing technologies and the civil and privacy rights advocates who are skeptical of them.” Axon, a tech company specializing in connected solutions for law enforcement, has established an AI Ethics Board to help guide its development…

Industrial Farming Turns Facial Recognition to Cows

Industrial Farming Turns Facial Recognition to Cows

“The companies say their focus will first be on dairy farming, but that ultimately this approach will be taken to swine, poultry, and fish farming ‘over the next several months…’” Agricultural giant Cargill is looking to bring AI-driven machine vision to farming with a new partnership. The company has taken a partial stake in Cainthus,…

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…

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