face biometrics

Newly Published Patents Suggest Apple Plans Face ID Improvements

Newly Published Patents Suggest Apple Plans Face ID Improvements

Newly published patent applications from Apple suggest that the company is still working on improvements to the renowned 3D facial recognition system used to authenticate users on its latest iPhones. As Patently Apple reports, one of the patents concerns the use of ‘subepidermal imaging’ to assess features such as blood vessels to establish an even…

Implicated in Chinese Surveillance Program, Microsoft Denies Official Ties

Implicated in Chinese Surveillance Program, Microsoft Denies Official Ties

“…Microsoft has stated that it is not involved in a partnership with SenseNets, and that it has asked the company to remove the Microsoft logo from its website as it had been used without permission.” Microsoft is denying that its technology is being used in an intrusive and controversial Chinese surveillance program after being implicated…

Atos to Coordinate 2020 Olympics’ Biometric Access Control System

Atos to Coordinate 2020 Olympics’ Biometric Access Control System

Atos will play an important role in implementing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ facial recognition access control system, the company has revealed. Acting as the International Olympic Committee’s Worldwide IT Partner, Atos will act as the overarching manager of an ‘Advanced Access Control System’. Panasonic will provide equipment for the AACS, while NEC will deliver the…

Chinese Subway Trials Facial Recognition Payment System

Chinese Subway Trials Facial Recognition Payment System

Shenzen Metro is trialing a new ticketing system that would allow passengers to pay their fare and board the subway with only a facial recognition scan. The system is built with 5G and AI technology from Huawei, and the trial is currently underway at the city’s Futian station. As South China Morning Post reports, participants…

NEC and Macromill Team Up to Offer Better Market Analytics with Biometrics and AI

NEC and Macromill Team Up to Offer Better Market Analytics with Biometrics and AI

NEC and Macromill are launching a new consumer insight marketing service that will help retailers make better product and marketing decisions based on information that can’t be picked up from a traditional customer survey. The service will be delivered via Macromill’s D-Profile AI analytics tool, using more robust data sets that are developed with the…

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

OnMed Provides Virtual Consultations with Launch of New Medical Stations

OnMed Provides Virtual Consultations with Launch of New Medical Stations

OnMed has officially launched its telemedicine station after six years of development. The OnMed Station is essentially a medical kiosk that is meant to be deployed in high traffic areas like universities, airports, hotels, and work campuses, standing as a self-contained unit where patients can receive a virtual consultation with a real-life physician. The station…

Facial Recognition Specialist CyberExtruder Teams with Video Surveillance Firm

Facial Recognition Specialist CyberExtruder Teams with Video Surveillance Firm

“Aureus 3D is designed to use AI-driven biometric technology to enable 3D facial recognition based on video analysis.” Seeking to get its 3D facial recognition software into more cameras, New Jersey-based CyberExtruder has teamed up with Hanwha Techwin, a video surveillance specialist. The partnership revolves around the integration of CyberExtruder’s Aureus 3D solution into Hanwha…

Australian Casino Uses Facial Recognition Cameras to Identify Potential Thieves

Australian Casino Uses Facial Recognition Cameras to Identify Potential Thieves

An Australian casino is getting a biometric security upgrade after an employee tried to smuggle a $5,000 chip out of the building in a sock. Though the aspiring thief was caught by overhead CCTV cameras, Sydney’s Star Casino has nevertheless decided to deploy new facial recognition cameras to assist its large surveillance team. Specifically, The…

Japanese Gov’t Plan Outlines Use of Facial Recognition to Fight Gambling Addiction

Japanese Gov’t Plan Outlines Use of Facial Recognition to Fight Gambling Addiction

The Japanese government has formally announced a plan this week to fight gambling addiction that include the use of biometric technology. The aim is to have operators of gambling facilities use facial recognition technology to automatically identify gambling addicts and restrict entry. Individuals’ faces would be added to such automated watch lists by request, either…

New ‘Race Blind’ Biometric Access Control System Aimed at Agriculture Sector

New ‘Race Blind’ Biometric Access Control System Aimed at Agriculture Sector

Florida-based biometrics specialist SensibleVision has announced a new access control solution developed in collaboration with NoveTechnologies, a Nebraska-based agricultural technology firm. Called Protocol, the solution is based on 3D facial recognition, and is currently being offered in beta form to production facilities based on a monthly subscription model. In a statement announcing the solution, SensibleVision…

Xpressa Payment Solutions Deploys Ipsidy’s Verified Authentication Platform

Xpressa Payment Solutions Deploys Ipsidy’s Verified Authentication Platform

Ipsidy has deepened its existing partnership with South Africa’s Safetrade Africa and its Xpressa Payment Solutions division. Already an authorized Ipsidy reseller, Safetrade has now deployed Ipsidy’s Verified Portal Solution at its Xpressa call center to enable biometric authentication on customer support calls made from a smartphone. Verified is a selfie authentication platform that will…

Jumio Recognized as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company

Jumio Recognized as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company

Jumio has garnered more recognition in the wake of its 2019 BIG Innovation Award. The company has announced that it has been ranked 29th overall – and 2nd in the Security category – on Fast Company’s 2019 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. The Fast Company list features companies spread across 35 different industries…

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box has announced that a trial of its Seamless Flow boarding platform is now underway for Cathay Pacific passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Seamless Flow platform uses facial recognition technology to identify travelers, and is designed to eliminate the need for paper documentation and streamline the flow of people through the airport.   “Now, you…

Invixium Targets University/College Market for Biometric Access Control

Invixium Targets University/College Market for Biometric Access Control

Having demonstrated the utility of its biometric authentication technologies in heavy-duty industrial deployments, Invixium is now setting its sights on the academic market. In a new blog post, the company has outlined three key areas where its biometric access control solutions could prove highly beneficial. A fairly obvious one is in academic laboratory facilities. It’s…

Amazon Calling For Government Regulation of Facial Recognition Tech

Amazon Calling For Government Regulation of Facial Recognition Tech

Amazon is now calling for government regulation of facial recognition technology, even as it defends sales of its own such technology to law enforcement authorities. In a new post on the Amazon Web Services Machine Learning blog, the company’s VP of Global Public Policy, Michael Punke, writes, “We support the calls for an appropriate national…

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…

Jumio Scores 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio Scores 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio has added another trophy to its mantle. The digital security company has received a 2019 BIG Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group, an accolade that follows the two Golden Bridge Awards and two Cyber Defense Awards that Jumio won in 2018.  “We are thrilled to be honoring Jumio,” said Maria Jimenez, the COO…

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