face biometrics

[Money20/20] Jumio’s Philipp Pointner On the Big ZoOm News

[Money20/20] Jumio’s Philipp Pointner On the Big ZoOm News

As the appetite for selfie-based authentication solutions has intensified over the last couple of years, Jumio has established itself as a clear winner among solutions providers, racking up accolades and some really impressive sales numbers thanks to its Netverify solution. A range of organizations, particular in the financial services industry, have enthusiastically embraced the system,…

[Money20/20] FacePhi’s New Platform to Integrate ID R&D Voice Biometrics Tech

[Money20/20] FacePhi’s New Platform to Integrate ID R&D Voice Biometrics Tech

FacePhi has just announced the first big integration for its newly launched inPhinite security platform. ID R&D‘s voice recognition technology is going to be used to help authenticate FacePhi’s millions of end users. Announced just a couple of weeks ago, inPhinite is a new multimodal platform built around Selphi, the selfie-based authentication system that has…

[Money20/20] Jumio Embraces FaceTec’s ZoOm to Enhance Netverify Anti-Spoofing

[Money20/20] Jumio Embraces FaceTec’s ZoOm to Enhance Netverify Anti-Spoofing

A major new industry partnership is combining a leader of the booming selfie authentication trend with one of the biometrics industry’s most effective anti-spoofing technologies. The Jumio–FaceTec alliance was announced at this week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, with the companies revealing that Jumio has integrated FaceTec’s ZoOm 3D Face Liveness Detection system into its…

[Money20/20] America May Soon Have a Mobile National ID, with IDEMIA’s Help

[Money20/20] America May Soon Have a Mobile National ID, with IDEMIA’s Help

IDEMIA got a big share of the spotlight on the first day of Money20/20, and took the opportunity to discuss its escalating efforts in the pioneering area of mobile drivers licenses in the US. The spotlight was shared with identity consultant Bianca Lopes, who moderated a discussion with IDEMIA sales SVP Jenny Openshaw, and the…

Camvi Highlights Importance of AI in Biometrics

Camvi Highlights Importance of AI in Biometrics

Facial recognition specialist Camvi is highlighting the importance of artificial intelligence in biometric technology. In a new blog post, Director of Sales Matt McCrann – who recently delivered a talk on AI in biometrics at this year’s FedID event in Tampa – notes that “AI systems will always demonstrate two things; a level of autonomy…

Veridate Financial Leverages Acuant’s Identity Verification Tech

Veridate Financial Leverages Acuant’s Identity Verification Tech

“The company is now going to leverage three major solutions from Acuant for its onboarding platform: AcuFill, for the capture of digital ID information; AssureID, its document reading system; and Acuant Facial Recognition Match, which enables selfie-based authentication through the use of facial recognition, matching an end user to the image displayed on their official…

Consumers are Increasingly Open to Financial Services From Tech Companies: Fiserv

Consumers are Increasingly Open to Financial Services From Tech Companies: Fiserv

“…49 percent of respondents in Fiserv’s surveys said they would feel secure with biometric authentication in financial services.” Consumers are increasingly open to the idea of receiving financial services from tech companies, suggests new research from Fiserv, Inc. The findings come by way of Fiserv’s newly published “Expectations & Experiences: Channels and New Entrants” study,…

New OmniVision Sensor Can Recognize Faces in the Dark

New OmniVision Sensor Can Recognize Faces in the Dark

“OmniVision’s solution circumvents the need for such an elaborate approach, and the company says it’s highly energy efficient to boot.” A new image sensor could help to extend the reach of facial recognition technology to nighttime applications. The solution, dubbed “OS02C10”, comes by way of OmniVision Technologies. It’s a 2.9-micron, 2MP image sensor featuring what…

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has officially teamed up with US Customs and Border Protection in its effort to expand its use of biometric traveler screening technology. The revelation arrives via the newly published TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience, a document aimed at detailing the TSA’s “plan to expand the…

Applied Recognition Joins VMware Distribution Platform

Applied Recognition Joins VMware Distribution Platform

Applied Recognition‘s facial recognition technology could reach a range of new clients thanks to its newly-announced integration into VMware’s Technology Alliance Partner Program, or TAP. TAP is essentially a distribution platform offered by VMware to help its partners’ solutions reach its network of clients, which extends to over 500,000 worldwide, VMware says. Now, the program…

Xiaozhu Looks to Improve Lodger Experience With Facial Recognition

Xiaozhu Looks to Improve Lodger Experience With Facial Recognition

Xiaozhu, an Airbnb-like service based in China, has announced that it has brought in $300 million in its latest financing round, and will use part of the capital influx to develop smart home technology, which could involve biometrics. The funding round was led by Advantech Capital and Yunfeng Capital, a venture capital firm backed by…

FacePhi Announces inPhinite ‘Zero Risk’ Security Platform

FacePhi Announces inPhinite ‘Zero Risk’ Security Platform

“The release of this product will mean the consolidation of our position within the biometric security market in financial entities.” – Javier Mira, CEO, FacePhi FacePhi has dramatically expanded its solutions portfolio, taking its flagship Selphi solution and building a “zero risk” security platform around it. Dubbed “inPhinite”, the platform comprises six key elements. There…

Avaya Brings Biometrics, AI to Call Center Solutions

Avaya Brings Biometrics, AI to Call Center Solutions

Call center solutions specialist Avaya has enhanced its Software Development Kit and enterprise virtual assistant offerings. The company says its SDK now supports sophisticated artificial intelligence, allowing for conversational user interaction, and even a sentiment analysis feature that can help customer calls to be automatically routed to the appropriate channels. Avaya also says its platform…

Turkish Bank Enables Selfie Authentication Via Daon Tech

Turkish Bank Enables Selfie Authentication Via Daon Tech

“This is one of the fastest-growing user adoptions we have seen globally.” -Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon Daon has a big new client in Turkey, with Akbank leveraging its IdentityX solution to become the first bank in the country to enable customer authentication via facial recognition. In announcing the deployment, the companies noted that Brand Finance…

How Bad Are Humans at Facial Recognition?

How Bad Are Humans at Facial Recognition?

“This doesn’t mean that contemporary facial recognition technology has made us redundant…” It’s no secret that facial recognition technology has become so advanced as to surpass human ability in a number of ways, but University of York researchers have just announced new findings about just how bad humans are in comparison. To be fair, our…

Ipsidy Gets African Distribution Partner

Ipsidy Gets African Distribution Partner

Ipsidy has a new distribution partner that should help to extend its reach in the African market. The company has announced that it has teamed up with Safetrade Africa, which will act as a reseller in southern African countries and the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles. Safetrade Africa is a relatively new…

Tennis Authorities Embrace Biometric Surveillance to Fight Illicit Betting

Tennis Authorities Embrace Biometric Surveillance to Fight Illicit Betting

The United States Tennis Association has started using facial recognition technology to clamp down on illicit betting, and it’s willing to work with other sports organizations and even law enforcement bodies to extend the practice. According to a new ESPN report from Ryan Rodenberg, the USTA signaled that it would start implementing this technology earlier…

Melissa to Showcase Selfie Solution at Money20/20

Melissa to Showcase Selfie Solution at Money20/20

California-based Melissa has officially launched its new selfie-based onboarding solution. At its essence, the eIDV (for “Electronic ID Verification”) platform is similar to other recent selfie-based mobile authentication systems, combining document reading and facial recognition technology to remotely scan an end user’s ID document and match the face it depicts to that of the user,…

2018 EAB Awards Recognize Cutting-Edge Biometrics Research

2018 EAB Awards Recognize Cutting-Edge Biometrics Research

The European Association for Biometrics, a non-profit industry association, has presented three European researchers with awards recognizing their efforts. One of the academics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid’s Ruben Tolosana, received the European Biometrics Industry Award for a thesis entitled “Incorporating Touch Biometrics to Mobile Passwords,” which detailed a mobile authentication system in which a user…

Ipsidy to Bring Biometric Tech to Money20/20 and ISC East

Ipsidy to Bring Biometric Tech to Money20/20 and ISC East

Ipsidy is going to be at two of the biggest industry events of the autumn showcasing its biometric technology and electronic transaction processing services, the company has announced. First up is Money20/20, where the company will be showcasing from booth 1179. Money20/20 Las Vegas is, in fact, one of the biggest FinTech events of the…

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