computer vision

New NEC Tech Matches Faces to Bodies, Enhancing Surveillance Capabilities

New NEC Tech Matches Faces to Bodies, Enhancing Surveillance Capabilities

NEC has announced a new computer vision solution that builds on its acclaimed facial recognition technology to enable the automated identification of individuals even when they’re not facing a given camera. Dubbed “Person Re-identification Technology”, the solution is essentially designed to assess not only a subject’s face, but their entire body. Once scanned, subjects can…

AlwaysAI Brings in $4M in Series-A Round

AlwaysAI Brings in $4M in Series-A Round

“The platform’s tools will allow for the development of computer vision systems that can detect, classify, count, and track objects, and that can perform facial recognition.” San Diego-based computer vision startup AlwaysAI has brought in $4 million in funding through a series-A investment round, the company has announced. The round was led by BRV, a…

NEC ‘Welcomes’ Ethical, Regulatory Discussions Over AI and Facial Recognition: CEO

NEC ‘Welcomes’ Ethical, Regulatory Discussions Over AI and Facial Recognition: CEO

NEC has joined the chorus of tech companies and other stakeholders calling for greater regulation of artificial intelligence and facial recognition technologies, with the company’s CEO, Takashi Niino, writing in a statement that his firm “welcomes greater industry collaboration and effective discussion for the future of facial recognition technology and business.” The statement comes after…

Neurotechnology Upgrades Robot Navigation System

Neurotechnology Upgrades Robot Navigation System

Neurotechnology has once again turned its machine learning AI technology to the field of robotics, announcing an upgraded SDK aimed at helping to develop autonomous robot navigation. Called the SentiBotics Navigation Software Development Kit, the solution builds on the previously released SentiBotics Development Kit 2.0. It revolves around the use of a webcam and two…

AI-Driven Facial Recognition Platform Scans Web for Missing Children

AI-Driven Facial Recognition Platform Scans Web for Missing Children

“A key component of the GMCNgine is Rekognition, Amazon’s controversial computer vision platform.” Facial recognition technology’s growing role in the fight against child exploitation could see a substantial expansion after the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children’s launch of a new AI-driven system this week. Called the GMCNgine, the system leverages machine learning and artificial…

Neurotechnology Announces New Image Recognition Platform

Neurotechnology Announces New Image Recognition Platform

“The platform offers detailed statistical output to track results as a given computer vision model performs, helping end users to tweak and refine their systems; and Neurotechnology also offers expert consultation to assist with users’ projects.” Biometrics software expert Neurotechnology has announced a new image recognition platform. Called SentiSight.ai, the platform is designed for a…

Trueface CEO Outlines Ethical Guidelines for Facial Recognition

Trueface CEO Outlines Ethical Guidelines for Facial Recognition

At a time of heightened controversy around government use of facial recognition technology, Trueface is laying out its own ethical guidelines for ‘responsibly deployed facial recognition’. Writing in a Medium post, Trueface CEO Shaun Moore groups his firm’s ethos under three main headings. The first, and perhaps most important, is “Humanity First”, a reference to…

BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

Artificial intelligence has always been an important component of biometric technology. In a sense, biometric recognition is artificial intelligence, enabling a computer system to correctly match a fingerprint or an iris pattern to a template on file. But it’s undeniable that AI in its broader sense is coming to play a bigger role in biometric…

ISC East: Introducing Kogniz, a Computer Vision Specialist [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

ISC East: Introducing Kogniz, a Computer Vision Specialist [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

Over the past few years, biometric surveillance based on facial recognition technology has emerged as an important and highly active industry, with a number of companies offering solutions that can scan faces directly through live video feeds. But this year, an unfamiliar face has emerged onto the scene: Kogniz, a California-based startup, has officially launched,…

Market Forecast Charts Rise of Image Recognition

Market Forecast Charts Rise of Image Recognition

The global image recognition market will grow at an annual rate of 21.8 percent between 2018 and 2025, when it will be worth $86 billion, according to a new forecast from Allied Market Research. Cloud-based image recognition services will grow the fastest, according to the firm’s report, with a CAGR of 23.3 percent over the…

NXP’s eIQ Toolkit Supports Machine Learning in Face Recognition, Food Recognition & More

NXP’s eIQ Toolkit Supports Machine Learning in Face Recognition, Food Recognition & More

“…eIQ and its other processor solutions can be used to support a range of machine learning applications including facial recognition, wake word and voice control systems, and computer vision technologies including traffic sign recognition and even food recognition.” NXP Semiconductors has launched a new machine learning toolkit. Called “eIQ”, it’s a software development platform that supports…

Google Pixel 3 Smartphones Focus on Computer Vision

Google Pixel 3 Smartphones Focus on Computer Vision

Google’s focus on artificial intelligence has been central to its strategy in delving into hardware over the last couple of years, and with this week’s launch of its latest Pixel smartphones, that focus is sharper and clearer than ever, with computer vision in particular at its center. To be clear, the voice-based Google Assistant is…

Renesas Announces e-AI Microprocessor Enabling Face and Iris Recognition

Renesas Announces e-AI Microprocessor Enabling Face and Iris Recognition

With major tech companies now investing heavily in artificial intelligence technologies, Tokyo-based Renesas is jumping on the bandwagon. The semiconductor solutions provider has announced a new ’embedded AI’ (or “e-AI”) microprocessor dubbed “RZ/A2M”. It’s primarily an image processing solution, aimed at supporting applications such as computer vision. Renesas says the solution delivers 10 times the…

Computer Vision Specialist Working to Establish Security Tech in Schools

Computer Vision Specialist Working to Establish Security Tech in Schools

Computer vision specialist Deep North has announced a new partnership program aimed at delivering its technology to schools. The company says it’s currently working with schools in California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Texas to implement technology designed to scan video security feeds for dangerous behavior, with the aim of immediately alerting school authorities of any violent…

Biometrics and AI Power Self-Driving Smart Bus

Biometrics and AI Power Self-Driving Smart Bus

A Shanghai-based AI firm has launched an autonomous electric bus that features biometric authentication and a conversational AI system. Called the Smart Panda Bus, the solution was developed by DeepBlue Technology, a firm that has thus far demonstrated its AI prowess with smart vending machines and retail solutions. The bus of course features computer vision…

In New York, Facial Recognition Debate Goes to School

In New York, Facial Recognition Debate Goes to School

Prompted by an outcry from the New York Civil Liberties Union, officials with New York State Department of Education and the Lockport City School District are trying to hammer out the protocols for a new school security system based on facial and object recognition. The system, called “Aegis”, is being provided by Canadian firm SN…

Waldo Can’t Hide From Facial Recognition

Waldo Can’t Hide From Facial Recognition

There is now a robotic arm that can find Waldo in almost any Where’s Waldo picture, pointing to a dark future of surveillance in which the European Union’s ‘right to be forgotten’ is a distant memory. Developed by marketing firm Redpepper, the tool is the latest product of Google’s AutoML machine learning platform, a piece…

New AI System Can Spot Eye Disease Better Than Doctors

New AI System Can Spot Eye Disease Better Than Doctors

AI-driven computer vision could help to save organic human vision, with a new automated system able to identify over 50 eye diseases more accurately than doctors. It’s the product of a collaboration between AI specialist DeepMind, the UK’s Moorfields eye hospital NHS foundation, and the University of College London. The system is designed to read…

Evolv Technology Marks Face Scanning Security Milestone

Evolv Technology Marks Face Scanning Security Milestone

Boston-based Evolv Technology is celebrating an important milestone with the news that its AI-driven computer vision technology has scanned more than a million people. The company’s platform, Evolv Edge, is designed to scan video feeds for security threats based on a combination of object and facial recognition. Evolv says it conducted trials of its platform…

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