artificial intelligence

Facial Recognition Specialist VSBLTY Brings on a Pair of New Executives

Facial Recognition Specialist VSBLTY Brings on a Pair of New Executives

VSBLTY has added two new members to its executive team. The company has announced that Matthew Pruitt will be taking over as the new Chief Experience Officer (CXO), while Paul Rinaldi has signed on as the company’s first Senior Client Services Director for Retail. The latter is a newly created position that will focus on…

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…

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.  …

Nuance Offers Faster Voice Authentication with New Lightning Engine

Nuance Offers Faster Voice Authentication with New Lightning Engine

Nuance Communications is releasing a new voice recognition engine that can identify a speaker in less than a second without the use of a passphrase or any other personal information. Dubbed the Lightning Engine, the AI platform is built with deep neural net technology and can be deployed in virtual assistants, smart speakers, and other…

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…

Socure Looking to Expand its Operations in India

Socure Looking to Expand its Operations in India

Socure is increasing its presence in Chennai, India. The New York-based identity verification startup first opened its Chennai office in 2017, and is looking to double its headcount from 15 to 30 by the end of 2019, before doubling again to 60 by 2021. According to Socure CEO Tom Thimot, the Chennai branch will be…

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…

CyberLink Will Display Numerous FaceMe Solutions at Computex 2019

CyberLink Will Display Numerous FaceMe Solutions at Computex 2019

CyberLink is bringing its FaceMe facial recognition platform to Computex 2019 in Taiwan. The company will be showcasing a number of different applications of the technology, including retail, banking, access control, and robotics.    “Facial recognition is currently one of the most exciting areas for innovation, and many industries are eager to add this new…

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…

Nuance: Automated Tools Will Make Financial Services More Efficient

Nuance: Automated Tools Will Make Financial Services More Efficient

Nuance Communications has shared the results of its second annual survey of financial services professionals, finding that employees in the financial sector are increasingly searching for automated tools that will help them do their jobs more efficiently. The survey incorporated feedback from more than 63,000 people, and highlighted workplace documentation and customer service as potential…

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…

Better Speech Recognition is Coming to Chinese Cars Thanks to Banma and Nuance

Better Speech Recognition is Coming to Chinese Cars Thanks to Banma and Nuance

Nuance Automotive has found another customer for its conversational AI, teaming up with Banma to bring better speech recognition to Chinese cars. A joint venture for Alibaba and SAIC Motor Corp., Banma will be deploying Nuance’s AI in the Banma MARS V3.0, a connected car infotainment platform that will make its first appearances in SAIC’s…

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,…

Microsoft Refused to Sell Facial Recognition Tech to California Law Enforcement

Microsoft Refused to Sell Facial Recognition Tech to California Law Enforcement

In recent months, many companies have made headlines for selling biometric technology to police forces around the world. Microsoft, on the other hand, has done the opposite. Speaking at a conference at Stanford, company President Brad Smith revealed that Microsoft refused to sell its facial recognition tech to an unnamed law enforcement agency in California.…

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