biometrics

Intel and Foxconn Trail 5G Facial Recognition

Intel and Foxconn Trail 5G Facial Recognition

Intel, Foxconn, and Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) are showcasing the potential applications of 5G-powered facial recognition technology based on Intel’s Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) platform, which uses multiple servers that are geographically dispersed but monitored by a central controller. The companies demonstrated their technologies on APT’s mobile network this week, and highlighted how cloud-based facial…

HYPR Celebrates Inclusion in Mastercard Accelerator Program

HYPR Celebrates Inclusion in Mastercard Accelerator Program

“…the company framed the news in the wake of its recent $8 million funding round led by RRE Ventures, asserting that ‘Mastercard’s strategic investment further enables HYPR’s decentralized authentication solutions to extend into the millions of users across the Mastercard payments ecosystem.’” HYPR is celebrating its placement in the latest class of the Mastercard Start…

AEON Trials Naked Banking Solution at Select Branches

AEON Trials Naked Banking Solution at Select Branches

A Japanese bank is trialing a new authentication system with technology from Mofiria. AEON Bank has announced that thanks to trials at five of its branches, customers will now be able to access ATMs with biometrics alone – no cards or PINs. The technology is based on fingerprint and finger vein recognition, with the multimodality…

Unisys Survey Finds Europeans Warming to Biometric Authentication

Unisys Survey Finds Europeans Warming to Biometric Authentication

Europeans are really warming up to biometric authentication, suggest findings from a new Unisys survey. The company has found that 68 percent of Europeans say they would trust an organization more if it used the technology. The survey polled 3,500 individuals across the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland, in August of…

Biometric Driver Licenses See Mass Issuance in Philippines

Biometric Driver Licenses See Mass Issuance in Philippines

With the nationwide launch of a new biometric driver’s license program complete, the Philippines’ Land Transport Office is now issuing half a million such ID documents per month. The project was first unveiled three months ago, when Germany-based Dermalog announced that it had been selected to provide the technology for the program. Each document features…

Alexa for Business Brings Voice-Controls to the Workplace

Alexa for Business Brings Voice-Controls to the Workplace

“Importantly, the solution is already compatible with a number of enterprise platforms that are already popular in numerous workplaces…” Amazon is trying to bring its flagship voice-based AI platform into the workplace with Alexa for Business. Alexa for Business can do the usual tasks like scheduling meetings, reordering office supplies, and starting conference calls. But…

Digital Security Measures Are Making A Difference in Fighting Fraud: Jumio

Digital Security Measures Are Making A Difference in Fighting Fraud: Jumio

“Jumio attributes the trends to the increasing use of identity assurance systems like its own, which features facial recognition and eye tracking for liveness detection. “ Sophisticated digital security measures may be starting to make a difference in fighting fraud, suggests new findings from Jumio. The company reports that after a steady rise in fraud…

Countingup Embraces Biometrics With HooYu

Countingup Embraces Biometrics With HooYu

“…it uses facial recognition and ID document validation, and also leverages other authentication mechanisms including address and digital footprint checks, to help ensure that businesses are complying with KYC and AML regulations.” A new financial services app for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK is embracing biometrics and other sophisticated identity verification technologies from…

ForgeRock Trust Network Partner Program Boasts Big Names in Authentication

ForgeRock Trust Network Partner Program Boasts Big Names in Authentication

“Initial offerings available through the platform come from some big names in authentication including FaceTec, HYPR, and Nok Nok Labs, among others.” ForgeRock is moving further into the solutions curation business with an extension of its ForgeRock Trust Network partner program. The company has reframed the program as a central marketplace for third party access…

Will Biometrics Live In The Cloud in 2022?

Will Biometrics Live In The Cloud in 2022?

“Acuity’s forecast calls for the cloud to make it rain, with the mobile biometrics market driven to $50.6 billion annually by the projected 2022.” Acuity Market Intelligence wants you to imagine life in 2022. A world where we’ve seen the number of active biometrically-enabled mobile devices increasing to 5.5 billion globally, thus creating a platform…

Biometric Tech to Help Stop TV Spoilers with New ImageWare Deployment

Biometric Tech to Help Stop TV Spoilers with New ImageWare Deployment

“We are delighted to provide GoVerifyID to TV and movie producers, entertainment firms, studios, networks, production companies, post production houses, and other participants in the entertainment industry.” -Richard Blech, CEO, Secure Channels Biometric technology may help to stop one of your favorite TV shows from getting spoiled with an unscheduled episode leak thanks to a new…

Palm Biometrics Patent Sparks Samsung Smartphone Speculation

Palm Biometrics Patent Sparks Samsung Smartphone Speculation

A new Samsung patent may indicate that the company is considering incorporating palm biometrics into future mobile devices. As TechRadar reports, the patent envisions palm scanning as an auxiliary security measure, for use in cases such as where a user is locked out of a device when trying to use their primary authentication mechanism. Instead…

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…

Acuity Predicts Over a Trillion Cloud-Based Transactions Per Annum by 2022

Acuity Predicts Over a Trillion Cloud-Based Transactions Per Annum by 2022

“The big payoff comes from Cloud, or server-side biometrics, that simplify authentication and reduce friction while linking an individual to a device and platform independent Unique Verifiable Identity (UVI).” – Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence There will be a trillion cloud-based biometric transactions per year by 2022, according to a new report from Acuity Market…

Single Fingerprint Helps Stop Crime Spree in Small-Town Canada

Single Fingerprint Helps Stop Crime Spree in Small-Town Canada

“It’s a small-scale example of the broader law enforcement community’s increasing reliance on biometrics in criminal investigations…” A single fingerprint helped to stop a crime spree in the small town of Ajax, Ontario, reports CP24. The crime spree involved a series of gunpoint robberies and carjackings over the course of October and November in the…

Aadhaar-Style Biometric ID Program Begins to Take Shape in Philippines

Aadhaar-Style Biometric ID Program Begins to Take Shape in Philippines

A national ID program similar to India’s biometric Aadhaar program may be starting to take shape in the Philippines. The idea behind such a program first emerged in the country this past summer, when the Department of Finance set aside 2 billion PHP for a national ID program incorporating biometric data, a program that was…

New SDK Enables Animoji Creation Based on 2D Video

New SDK Enables Animoji Creation Based on 2D Video

Neurotechnology has adapted its face biometrics technology to animoji applications with a new solution called the SentiMask Software Development Kit. The system recreates facial biometrics in a digital, 3D model, which can adapt to changes in the real subject’s face in real time. In other words, if the subject smiles, the digital avatar will smile,…

Facebook Reportedly Prompting Suspicious Users For Selfies

Facebook Reportedly Prompting Suspicious Users For Selfies

“While Facebook’s use of facial recognition has previously landed the company in legal trouble over privacy issues, such technology is increasingly becoming mainstream, especially in the world of consumer tech…” Facebook appears to be expanding its use of facial recognition-based security, with multiple reports of users being prompted to submit a selfie photo for identity…

TRUSTECH Panel Highlights Opportunities and Challenges in Biometric Payment Card Market

TRUSTECH Panel Highlights Opportunities and Challenges in Biometric Payment Card Market

“Of course, there are still obstacles that need to be overcome. Biometric enrollment, for example, needs to be easy for the consumer…” Major players in the biometrics industry should cooperate more to help drive consumer adoption of biometric payment cards: That’s one of the key takeaways from a panel discussion on the technology at this…

Private Placement to Boost Zwipe Payment Card Effort

Private Placement to Boost Zwipe Payment Card Effort

Zwipe is banking on a big new private placement to help fund its push into the emerging biometric payment cards market. Valued at NOK 35 million, or about $4.3 million, the new shares were sold to both current and new investors. In a statement announcing the move, Zwipe CEO Kim Humborstad called it an acknowledgement…

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