facial biometrics

Biometric Boarding Arrives at JFK Airport for JetBlue Customers

Biometric Boarding Arrives at JFK Airport for JetBlue Customers

“The system allows travelers for select international flights to board their flights after a simple face scan, with no need for pre-registration, since the facial recognition technology can match passengers to the boarding passes on file.” JetBlue, the US Customs and Border Protection agency, and authorities at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New…

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,…

ISC East: Ipsidy CEO Philip Beck Talks Integrations and Selfie Login [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

ISC East: Ipsidy CEO Philip Beck Talks Integrations and Selfie Login [AUDIO INTERVIEW]

Selfie-based authentication has emerged as a key trend over the last year, thanks in part to Apple’s outsized role in popularizing the technology with its Face ID facial recognition system on its latest iPhones. Ipsidy, meanwhile, has emerged as one of the key software players in the area of face-based authentication, offering multimodal biometric solutions…

Punta Cana International Airport Reports ‘Significant Improvements’ from SITA’s Biometric eGates

Punta Cana International Airport Reports ‘Significant Improvements’ from SITA’s Biometric eGates

Eight months after implementing a biometric passenger screening system provided by SITA, the management of Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) are reporting great success in its operation. Over 340,000 travellers have made their way through the biometric eGates so far, with SITA’s technology scanning their faces and matching them to the biometric data stored in…

China’s KFC May Have Just Launched the World’s Biggest Naked Payments Deployment

China’s KFC May Have Just Launched the World’s Biggest Naked Payments Deployment

“At KPRO, the system was installed in self-service kiosks, allowing customers to place their orders and pay via Smile to Pay’s facial recognition system, which links their faces to their Alipay accounts.” KFC has dramatically expanded its ‘Smile to Pay’ naked payments system in China, bringing it to 300 locations across the country. Yum China,…

Enterprise Operations Specialist Invests in Computer Vision Kiosks Startup AEYE-GO

Enterprise Operations Specialist Invests in Computer Vision Kiosks Startup AEYE-GO

“The management of Sodexo Ventures were evidently intrigued by AEYE-GO’s automated checkout kiosk technology, which is designed to use both facial and object recognition to identify individuals in a cafeteria and the items on their food trays.” AEYE-GO has become the latest China-based AI firm to receive venture capital funding, which has arrived from Sodexo…

RealNetworks Highlights Market Response to SAFR in Q3 Update

RealNetworks Highlights Market Response to SAFR in Q3 Update

Facial recognition and computer vision specialist RealNetworks has issued its quarterly results for the third quarter. The company saw revenues of $17.6 million for the quarter, up from $15.7 million in Q2 but slightly down compared to Q3 of last year, which brought revenues of $18.6 million. Its net result for Q3 of 2018 was…

Amazon Exec Defends Sale of Facial Recognition to Police in Internal Meeting

Amazon Exec Defends Sale of Facial Recognition to Police in Internal Meeting

“After an ACLU report revealed that Amazon had been selling facial recognition technology to police earlier this year, an assortment of privacy rights activists, shareholders, and even Amazon employees publicly decried the practice and called on the company to stop. “ Amazon is showing no sign of backing off from its marketing and sales of…

Japan Customs Orders NEC Face Scanning Tech for Narita Airport

Japan Customs Orders NEC Face Scanning Tech for Narita Airport

“News of the project comes on the heels of NEC’s announcement that its facial recognition technology will be used to identify reporters at next year’s Rugby World Cup, to be held in Japan.” Japanese government authorities are deepening their involvement with NEC, opting to deploy the company’s facial recognition technology in biometric eGates at Narita…

[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,…

Fujitsu Aims for Naked Payments, Access Control with Combined Facial and Palm Vein Solution

Fujitsu Aims for Naked Payments, Access Control with Combined Facial and Palm Vein Solution

“In announcing the development, Fujitsu emphasized its potential applications in event venues, which could use it for access control, and in physical stores, where the technology could be used to replace payment cards.” Fujitsu has combined its palm vein scanning technology with facial recognition in a new authentication solution concept. It’s a contactless, kiosk-type solution,…

Biometric Entry Program Busts Another 26-Year-Old Woman from Ghana

Biometric Entry Program Busts Another 26-Year-Old Woman from Ghana

“Face-scanning systems are now in place at a number of airports across the US, but they’re mostly for the CBP’s Biometric Exit program, using biometrics to track individuals leaving the US. Washington Dulles International Airport is the first to turn this technology on arriving travelers.” The US Customs and Border Protection agency is boasting of…

Facial Recognition to Enforce Age Restriction on Mobile Game in China

Facial Recognition to Enforce Age Restriction on Mobile Game in China

“Tencent says its aim is to use facial recognition technology to match players against their government databases in order to verify their ages, which suggests it’s working closely with government authorities.” At the Chinese government’s behest, Tencent Holdings says it is exploring the use of facial recognition technology to prevent minors from playing its wildly…

Singapore Hosts IDEMIA’s First APAC Office

Singapore Hosts IDEMIA’s First APAC Office

IDEMIA has opened its first APAC region office, which includes a new ‘Innovation Centre’ for R&D. The facilities are located in Singapore, which IDEMIA called “a leading innovation and financial hub” in a statement announcing the development, adding that the city-state is a “gateway to the rest of Asia Pacific”. The Innovation Centre, meanwhile, “will…

Camvi Puts Artificial Intelligence and Biometrics in the Spotlight at FedID 2018

Camvi Puts Artificial Intelligence and Biometrics in the Spotlight at FedID 2018

“Using Artificial Intelligence as an enabler, these next generation systems will demonstrate a level of autonomy and a form of adaptiveness, which will allow users to overcome the challenges that real world scenarios present, such as poor, sub-standard biometric collection and attain their most extreme objectives, such as high performance stand-off, long-range facial recognition.” – …

Autonomous Vehicle Features Biometric Enhancements Courtesy of IDEMIA

Autonomous Vehicle Features Biometric Enhancements Courtesy of IDEMIA

“[IDEMIA]  has designed a smartphone-based digital key system for end users, which operates with facial recognition to enable entry to the vehicle.” IDEMIA has teamed up with engineering services provider Altran to develop a new autonomous vehicle dubbed “Columbia”. The small car is designed for use on either a personal or a shared basis, and…

ID R&D Gets New Sales VP

ID R&D Gets New Sales VP

“John’s deep biometrics experience and knowledge will be invaluable as we reach new growth milestones,” -Alexey Khitrov, CEO, ID R&D ID R&D has a new Vice President of Sales. John Amein comes to the company from Voice Biometrics Group, an Orlando-based organization that he headed as President from January of 2016 to August of this…

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…

Slovakian Bank Takes Advantage of DOT Authentication

Slovakian Bank Takes Advantage of DOT Authentication

“…DOT also features a liveness detection system that requires users to follow a moving dot on their device display while the system tracks their eye movements.” A Slovakian commercial bank is now taking advantage of biometric technology from Innovatrics for customer onboarding. Tatra Banka is using Innovatrics’ Digital Onboarding Toolkit, or DOT. The solution is…

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