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Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Looking back, the FindBiometrics Year in Review survey question about artificial intelligence was a bit of a no-brainer. Question 14 asked respondents to indicate how much they agreed with the following statement: “Artificial intelligence will make voice, speech, and face recognition biometrics integral to everyday life.” Eighty-three percent of respondents agreed, with 37 percent saying…

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…

MIT Researchers Advance Low-Power Speech Recognition

MIT Researchers Advance Low-Power Speech Recognition

A team of MIT researchers have developed a speech recognition chip that they claim uses only 0.2 to 10 milliwatts of power for every full watt that a standard phone-based speech recognition system would use, reports MIT News. The technology is based on a neural network structure that only activates more complex sections of processing…

Upgraded Nuance Dragon Software Offers Greater Accuracy

Upgraded Nuance Dragon Software Offers Greater Accuracy

Nuance Communications has announced new versions of its Dragon line of speech recognition software. The company says the latest versions of its Dragon Professional Individual software, version 15 for PC and version 6 for Mac, offer up to 24 percent more accurate speech recognition, allowing professionals to save even more time with voice dictation. Meanwhile, the…

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory

FindBiometrics is on its way to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2016, and Sensory, Inc. will be exhibiting there. Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, recently had the opportunity to speak with Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory in advance of this year’s MWC. The conversation is focused around the recently launched TrulySecure 2.0, that product’s special…

Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on TrulySecure 2.0

Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on TrulySecure 2.0

TrulySecure 2.0 was released this morning and I recently had a chance to speak with Sensory’s CEO, Todd Mozer, about what’s new with this latest update. New And Improved TrulySecure is one of the flagship biometric solutions from Sensory, Inc. A biometric software platform, TrulySecure offers face and voice based biometric authentication on mobile devices, leveraging…

Apple Acquires Deep Learning Facial Recognition Startup

Apple Acquires Deep Learning Facial Recognition Startup

Apple has made another eyebrow-raising startup acquisition. Having just acquired voice-focused AI startup VocalIQ, presumably to help it refine its Siri mobile virtual assistant, Apple has now bought a company called Perceptio. The startup has developed a deep learning AI system designed for image recognition, with a focus on facial recognition. To what end? That…

Google FaceNet Boasts Perfect Matching

Google FaceNet Boasts Perfect Matching

Google has unveiled a new facial recognition system that it claims is the most advanced ever made, according to a Fortune article by Derrick Harris. Called FaceNet, the system was revealed in a new paper published by Google’s three-person research team. According to the Google researchers, when tested on Labeled Faces in the Wild, a…