artificial intelligence

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…

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…

Biometrics to Help Drive $4.63B in Airport IT Spending by 2023: Report

Biometrics to Help Drive $4.63B in Airport IT Spending by 2023: Report

The global airport industry increasingly looking to IT solutions to help drive and facilitate growth, with innovative technologies like biometrics being key to those efforts, suggests a new Frost & Sullivan report. Entitled “Digital Transformation in Airports”, the report predicts that by 2023, airport IT spending will reach $4.63 billion, driven largely by growth in…

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…

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…

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…

NEC Trains Deep Learning AI to Focus

NEC Trains Deep Learning AI to Focus

NEC has developed new technology to help facilitate deep learning in its machine vision technologies, the company has announced. The technology revolves around ‘regularization’, a concept concerning something like focus in artificial intelligence. As NEC explains, a deep learning system can become “excessively familiar” with data it is trained on, according to a statement; and…

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…

Financial Biometrics Month 2017: Four Ways To Pay With Biometrics

Financial Biometrics Month 2017: Four Ways To Pay With Biometrics

In less than five years consumers have gone from no-bio to full-bio when it comes to ways to pay for goods and services. The advent of the mobile wallet, signaled by the launch of Apple Pay in 2014, introduced average users to the secure and convenient concept of biometrics payments, and since then the options…

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics at Money20/20

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics at Money20/20

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. Read about their Premier Biometrics Media Partnership. Biometric Conversation @ Money20/20 Biometrics have had a growing presence at Money20/20 since its inception five years ago, and FindBiometrics played a major role…

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