face biometrics

Suprema Unveils New Facial Recognition Terminal at Intersec 2019

Suprema Unveils New Facial Recognition Terminal at Intersec 2019

Suprema is making a big splash at Intersec 2019. In the days before the conference, the security company announced that it would unveil a brand new facial recognition prototype that offers greater speed, accuracy, and convenience to enterprise-level customers. The prototype demonstration is exclusive to Intersec 2019, which runs from January 20-22 in Dubai. “Our…

85 Advocacy Groups Call On Big Tech to Stop Selling Facial Recognition to Gov’t

85 Advocacy Groups Call On Big Tech to Stop Selling Facial Recognition to Gov’t

“By targeting three of the world’s biggest tech companies, the letters could help to focus attention on the issue.” A coalition of 85 advocacy and activist groups have signed open letters urging Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to pledge not to sell facial recognition technology to government authorities. Signatories include the American Civil Liberties Union, the…

NYPD Using China-made Facial Recognition Tech in Secret Surveillance Program, Report

NYPD Using China-made Facial Recognition Tech in Secret Surveillance Program, Report

“…South China Morning Post suggests that the NYPD’s use of China-made facial recognition technology is extensive and surreptitious.” The same facial recognition surveillance technology being used by Chinese authorities has also been embraced by the New York Police Department, according to a new report from the South China Morning Post. Citing an industry report, the…

NEC to Provide Biometric Tech for New Hard Rock Resort in Japan

NEC to Provide Biometric Tech for New Hard Rock Resort in Japan

With plans to build a big new resort in Hokkaido, Japan, Hard Rock International is inviting NEC to provide biometric technology for the development. The plans came to light at Hokkaido’s Integrated Resort Showcase this week, where Hard Rock unveiled a scale model of its planned resort featuring an enormous guitar-shaped hotel, a monorail connected…

Camvi Breaks LFW Record with 99.87 Percent Accuracy

Camvi Breaks LFW Record with 99.87 Percent Accuracy

“Wild image evaluations are concerned with the application of facial recognition to images in which subjects are not posing for image capture, and may be angled or obscured in ways that can hinder successful identification.” Another breakthrough in standardized testing is further burnishing the credibility of Camvi‘s AI-driven facial recognition technology. The company has announced…

Survey Research Finds Low Appetite for Strict Regulation of Facial Recognition

Survey Research Finds Low Appetite for Strict Regulation of Facial Recognition

“Only 26 percent of respondents agreed that the government should “strictly limit” the use of facial recognition, with about 45 percent disagreeing. “ With government authorities, tech company leaders, and voices from the media and activist groups having entered into a particularly heated phase of the debate over the public use of facial recognition over…

Ooma Smart Cam Brings Facial Recognition Security to Consumers

Ooma Smart Cam Brings Facial Recognition Security to Consumers

“As with the Butterflye camera announced by Ooma a year ago, the Ooma Smart Cam also features a facial recognition system that allows it to identify known individuals, such as family members in a given household, and to send alerts to administrators when unknown individuals are detected. “ Ooma has announced the latest version of…

Canada Expands Collection of Visitors’ Biometrics

Canada Expands Collection of Visitors’ Biometrics

The Canadian government has expanded its biometric border program, with visitors from the APAC and Americas regions now required to submit their fingerprints and photos. It’s the concluding phase of a biometric program announced in the first half of 2018. The first phase, implemented on July 31st, introduced the biometric registration requirement for nationals coming…

Biometric CCTV Surveillance Deployed in Malaysian State

Biometric CCTV Surveillance Deployed in Malaysian State

China-style biometric surveillance has come to Malaysia, with authorities in the state of Penang announcing a new CCTV surveillance system that is based on facial recognition. As Channel News Asia reports, the technology comes by way of IBM. It will be applied to video feeds from 767 surveillance cameras deployed throughout the state, with police…

Ipsidy Shareholders Show Support at Annual Meeting

Ipsidy Shareholders Show Support at Annual Meeting

Ipsidy appears to have the full confidence of its backers: The company has announced that at its recent Annual Meeting of Stockholders, all of management’s proposed resolutions were passed. The company didn’t go into great detail in its announcement about what these resolutions pertained to, but did note that one result of the voting is…

Citi Trialing Fingerprint and Face Login for Business Clients

Citi Trialing Fingerprint and Face Login for Business Clients

Select business clients of Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions will soon be able to access their CitiDirect BE accounts using fingerprint or facial recognition on their smartphones. Offered in 95 countries, CitiDirect BE is aimed at enterprise clients, offering online access to investment, trade, and cash services. As such, the platform sees some big volumes,…

Amazon Patent Brings Biometric Surveillance to Your Front Door

Amazon Patent Brings Biometric Surveillance to Your Front Door

A newly published patent application from Amazon outlines a smart doorbell designed to use facial recognition for a kind of technologically-enhanced neighborhood watch. The essential idea is to let users add suspicious individuals to a watch list, which is shared by a given community network based on connected houses using the biometric doorbell system. When…

Facial Recognition Tech Secretly Deployed at Taylor Swift Concert

Facial Recognition Tech Secretly Deployed at Taylor Swift Concert

Facial recognition was secretly used to scan attendees of a Taylor Swift concert earlier this year, it has now been revealed. The technology was deployed at a kiosk set up at California’s Rose Bowl in May. The kiosk featured a display showing highlights from the pop star’s rehearsal, attracting the attention of Swift fans; and…

Applied Recognition Tech Adopted by ‘the PayPal of Vietnam’

Applied Recognition Tech Adopted by ‘the PayPal of Vietnam’

Biometric technology from Toronto-based Applied Recognition is now being used to verify individuals signing up for SmartPay, a mobile-based financial services platform operating in Vietnam. The integration of Applied Recognition’s Ver-ID facial recognition technology means that end users can confirm their identities simply by submitting a selfie photo through the platform. At the same time,…

Healthcare Nonprofit Piloting Android-Based Biometric Patient Identification

Healthcare Nonprofit Piloting Android-Based Biometric Patient Identification

“Element offers a software-based system for Android devices that is designed to capture a subject’s palm or face biometrics using the smartphones’ or tablets’ built-in cameras.” A nonprofit healthcare organization is seeking to leverage biometric identification technology in the field to identify younger patients who lack official identification. The organization, Population Services International (PSI), was initially founded…

Year in Review: Facial Recognition Was in the Spotlight in 2018, Warts and All

Year in Review: Facial Recognition Was in the Spotlight in 2018, Warts and All

Facial recognition technology has had a big year, in good ways and bad. On the positive side, Apple signaled a more or less definitive switch to 3D facial recognition as the primary mechanism for user authentication on its flagship smartphones: Having made a big splash last year with its introduction of Face ID on the…

CyberLink to Highlight Retail Applications of Face Biometrics Tech at CES 2019

CyberLink to Highlight Retail Applications of Face Biometrics Tech at CES 2019

Taiwan-based CyberLink is aiming to elevate its profile with plans to showcase its facial recognition technology at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company says its FaceMe biometric engine, which recently delivered a solid performance in the MegaFace Challenge, boasts of a 98.41 percent True Acceptance Rate and a False Acceptance…

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Those in the biometrics industry know intuitively that facial recognition has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, but a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) puts numbers to just how far the state of the art has come. NIST, which is the world’s premier agency in the evaluation…

ID3 Touts FRVT Performance in Latest NIST Testing

ID3 Touts FRVT Performance in Latest NIST Testing

France-based ID3 Technologies has announced that its facial recognition technology has delivered an “excellent performance tradeoff” in the latest evaluations through the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test, or “FRVT”. In a press release, the company explained that the FRVT testing round featured over 50 participants from the commercial biometrics industry.…

Academic Study Offers ‘Balanced Perspective’ on South Wales Police Facial Recognition

Academic Study Offers ‘Balanced Perspective’ on South Wales Police Facial Recognition

“Commenting on the Cardiff University study, South Wales Police Deputy Chief Constable Richard Lewis said it offers “a balanced perspective” on the facial recognition system, with police use of facial recognition having become a controversial subject in the UK.” Facial recognition technology being used by South Wales Police has now come under academic scrutiny, with…

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