artificial intelligence

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…

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…

Machine Learning Algorithm Could Tell Investigators Whether a Fingerprint is Useful

Machine Learning Algorithm Could Tell Investigators Whether a Fingerprint is Useful

Scientists with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Michigan State University say they have engineered a new algorithm that could eliminate the need for humans to perform a key step in fingerprint analysis, and thereby reduce human error in forensic investigations. The algorithm tackles the first step in an investigation of latent fingerprints…

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Researchers Develop Biometric AI System

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Researchers Develop Biometric AI System

“According to the KAIST researchers, the system allows for facial recognition with 97 percent accuracy, using only 0.62mW of power.” A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s Department of Electrical Engineering has developed a new biometric AI system in collaboration with domestic startup UX Factory Co. The system has two…

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…

Google’s Speech Recognition Tech Reaches Human Parity

Google’s Speech Recognition Tech Reaches Human Parity

Google has achieved human parity in its speech recognition technology, according to the latest entry in Kleiner Perkins’ annual Internet Trends report, delivered by the firm’s Mary Meeker at last week’s Code Conference in California. Defining an accuracy rate of 95 percent as the ‘Threshold for Human Accuracy’, the report indicates that Google has now…

EU Funds Cutting-Edge Biometric Border Screening Technologies

EU Funds Cutting-Edge Biometric Border Screening Technologies

The European Union is funding cutting-edge biometric screening projects that could reduce friction and wait times at the border while enhancing security, reports Horizon. One is MOBILEPASS, a project headed by the Austrian Institute of Technology, which has developed a handheld device that can scan faces and fingerprints using a built-in camera, comparing data obtained…

ZTE Uses Intel Chip Tech to Support Super-Fast Facial Recognition

ZTE Uses Intel Chip Tech to Support Super-Fast Facial Recognition

“[ZTE’s cloud computing application] ran a facial recognition system, and was able to process over a thousand images per second, with a “theoretical high accuracy”, according to a statement from Intel.” Intel has helped ZTE to make some substantial leaps in its AI technology. The mobile maker took advantage of Intel’s midrange ARIA 10 FPGA computer…

NEC Bringing Biometrics, AI & 5G Tech to MWC 2017

NEC Bringing Biometrics, AI & 5G Tech to MWC 2017

“Such solutions include those in its NEC WISE artificial intelligence line, which features technologies based on facial and fingerprint recognition, among other technologies.” NEC has been hard at work on new IoT and AI solutions for businesses and governments, and will be showing them off at a couple of big events this winter. To start, NEC’s own…

Machine-Learning System Can Identify Pixelated Faces

Machine-Learning System Can Identify Pixelated Faces

There have been plenty of indications of how facial biometric technology has advanced in recent years, but one of the more unusual new ones is a system that can identify pixelated faces from digital images. The system was developed by a team of researchers from the University of Texas, and tested against major privacy protection…