facial recognition

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

Year in Review: The Key Question about Top Applications

With the year coming to a close, the annual FindBiometrics Year in Review survey has just opened. It has been an eventful year in the biometrics industry (but then again, what year in recent memory hasn’t?), and looking back, there’s a lot to take in. But one particularly interesting question that this year’s survey should…

CBP to Expand Mandatory Biometric Border Screening to Americans

CBP to Expand Mandatory Biometric Border Screening to Americans

US Customs and Border Protection plans to further extend biometric screening to US citizens. The border agency has published a request for a rule change that would make this practice mandatory not only for foreign nationals but for Americans as well, as part of a larger biometric entry-exit system. Such biometric screening will most likely…

FacePhi Announces Tenth Deal of 2019

FacePhi Announces Tenth Deal of 2019

“The partnership helps to further consolidate FacePhi’s already strong position in the Latin American financial services market…” FacePhi has closed its tenth deal of the year, announcing that Mexico-based Albo has opted to use its biometric authentication solutions. Launched in 2016, Albo is a startup digital banking platform that offers digital accounts, a budgeting app,…

Year in Review: Will Fingerprint Recognition Take Back Some of the Spotlight?

Year in Review: Will Fingerprint Recognition Take Back Some of the Spotlight?

The 2019 Year in Review survey is officially open, which means it’s time to start thinking about some of the biggest questions, issues, and themes in the biometrics industry. And one thing that’s on pretty much everyone’s mind as the industry approaches its year-end is which biometric modalities have had a big 12 months. There’s…

Face Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Face Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Fingerprint recognition is the biometric modality that is most often used in everyday life thanks to the prevalence of such sensors on contemporary smartphones, but it’s probably facial recognition that jumps to mind for most people when they think of biometric technology. It’s a modality that’s constantly in the news, thanks to sophisticated new consumer-facing…

New Rule Requires Face Scan for Mobile Account Registration in China

New Rule Requires Face Scan for Mobile Account Registration in China

The government of China has formally implemented a new rule that makes a facial recognition scan a required part of the mobile registration process. Anyone hoping to sign up for mobile phone services will now need to undergo a scan, expanding on the previous system that only asked customers to provide an identity card. The…

VSBLTY Retains Canadian Investor Relations Firm

VSBLTY Retains Canadian Investor Relations Firm

VSBLTY is looking to get more visibility in the capital markets. The Philadelphia-based company, which specializes in AI-infused visual display technology, has retained CHF Capital Markets, a major Canadian investor relations firm focused on small and mid-cap companies. VSBLTY has made some headline-grabbing moves in recent months with its smart signage technology, thanks in part…

Amazon’s Rekognition Gets New ML Capability for Object Recognition

Amazon’s Rekognition Gets New ML Capability for Object Recognition

“Amazon claims that its system can be used to train an AI to detect an object using as few as 1- images, as opposed to the hundreds or thousands that are usually required for object recognition.” Amazon has announced a new machine learning capability for object recognition through its Rekognition platform. Called “Amazon Rekognition Custom…

Startup to Unveil Multi-Camera Facial Recognition System at International Security Expo

Startup to Unveil Multi-Camera Facial Recognition System at International Security Expo

The Face Recognition Company (FRC), a software development company specializing in facial recognition security technology, has announced that it will be unveiling its multi-camera facial recognition system at the International Security Expo in London next week. FRC’s ‘ultra-accurate’ system is based on using multiple cameras — up to five at a time — to provide…

Lockport Schools Closer to Using Facial Recognition Technology

Lockport Schools Closer to Using Facial Recognition Technology

Schools in the district of Lockport, New York, are closer to being allowed to use facial recognition technology to monitor persons on school property after the New York State Education Department outlined four additional steps required in order for permission to be granted. In a statement to local news outlet 2WGRZ, an official said that…

Dynamism and Growth in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

Dynamism and Growth in This Week’s Top Biometrics Stories Roundup

It’s been another richly varied week in biometrics news, and FindBiometrics’ latest roundup of our top stories reflects that. But if there’s one theme common to all of these articles, it’s that they each reflect the dynamism and progress of the overall biometrics market as it continues to grow and its technologies continue to evolve.…

Ola Utilizes Facial Recognition to Verify New Drivers in London

Ola Utilizes Facial Recognition to Verify New Drivers in London

The Indian ride sharing company Ola is moving forward with its UK expansion efforts and is now onboarding new drivers in London. Licensed British drivers can register through the Ola app. Unlike other ride sharing services, Ola is noteworthy for using facial recognition to provide continuous authentication of its drivers. The tech compares the driver’s…

Hong Kong Regulators Want More Info Before Megvii IPO Can Be Approved

Hong Kong Regulators Want More Info Before Megvii IPO Can Be Approved

Beijing-based facial recognition company Megvii has indeed pressed ahead with its push for a Q4 IPO in Hong Kong, but has reportedly run into a regulatory obstacle. Citing anonymous “with knowledge of the matter”, Reuters reports that the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Listing Committee did not approve Megvii’s application last week, with committee members asking…

Report Finds Aadhaar Excludes Homeless and Transgender Citizens

Report Finds Aadhaar Excludes Homeless and Transgender Citizens

A new report from the Dalberg consulting firm suggests that India’s Aadhaar program is currently excluding some of the country’s most vulnerable demographics. The report specifically calls attention to India’s homeless and transgender communities, noting that 30 percent of the homeless population and more than 25 percent of the transgender population are still not registered…

First Look: FindBiometrics Goes Hands-On with ZoOm 8 from FaceTec

First Look: FindBiometrics Goes Hands-On with ZoOm 8 from FaceTec

What We Got Our Hands On: ZoOm is a contactless, AI-driven, 100-percent software authentication solution based on 3D face biometrics captured via standard front-facing selfie cameras and webcams. ZoOm can be used for digital and physical access applications, promising 10-second enrollment and 2-second authentication times. It can be employed for user onboarding, user authentication, liveness…

Onfido Provides Mobile Onboarding for b-sharpe Currency Exchange

Onfido Provides Mobile Onboarding for b-sharpe Currency Exchange

The Swiss company b-sharpe has turned to Onfido for secure onboarding and identity verification. b-sharpe is an online currency exchange platform that provides individuals and businesses with transparent pricing for currency exchanges. The company has cleared 1 billion Swiss Francs in transactions for 14,000 customers, and claims to save those customers around 70 percent when…

Panasonic Releases New Facial Recognition API in Japan

Panasonic Releases New Facial Recognition API in Japan

Panasonic has released an API version of its facial recognition solution. The API will make it easier for companies to integrate Panasonic’s facial recognition algorithm into their mobile apps, websites, and security networks, delivering facial recognition as a cloud-based service that exists as part of Panasonic’s broader μSockets B2B IoT platform. According to Panasonic, the…

Iberia Rolls Out App-Based Biometric Boarding Pilot

Iberia Rolls Out App-Based Biometric Boarding Pilot

Iberia Airlines is moving forward with a biometric boarding pilot at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. Those participating in the pilot will be able to pass through security checkpoints and board their plane with a facial recognition scan instead of a boarding pass and a passport. The pilot will be conducted at Terminal 4, and will…

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