facial recognition

Army Researchers’ Algorithm Tech Converts Thermal Images to Conventional Portraits

Army Researchers’ Algorithm Tech Converts Thermal Images to Conventional Portraits

A research team at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a way to convert thermal images to recognizable facial portraits using AI and machine learning technologies. It’s a technique that could offer important intelligence benefits to the army, which uses thermal imaging cameras at checkpoints, watchtowers, and on military vehicles. Thermal images captured in…

Class Action Lawsuit Over Facebook Biometrics to Proceed

Class Action Lawsuit Over Facebook Biometrics to Proceed

Facebook is going to have to face a class action lawsuit over the alleged misuse of its facial recognition technology, a US District judge has ruled. The legal challenge is years old at this point, having taken shape in the spring of 2015. It revolves around Facebook’s ‘tag suggestions’ feature, which uses face biometrics to…

Concert Arrest Demonstrates Growing Biometric Power of Chinese Police

Concert Arrest Demonstrates Growing Biometric Power of Chinese Police

Police in China are making a big song and dance over the arrest of person of interest at a music concert via the use of facial recognition technology. The individual, identified only by the surname Ao, was in a crowd of somewhere over 50,000 people, and was wanted in connection with an unspecified “economic crime”.…

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] StoneLock CEO Colleen Dunlap Talks Facial Recognition at ISC West

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] StoneLock CEO Colleen Dunlap Talks Facial Recognition at ISC West

Facial recognition is a very hot topic right now. The launch of last autumn’s iPhone X, with its face-scanning user authentication feature, helped to popularize this kind of technology among consumers the world over, while expanding airport screening programs are showing travelers how facial recognition can speed up the travel experience. So it’s a propitious…

Toronto-based Goldmoney Picks Jumio For Onboarding

Toronto-based Goldmoney Picks Jumio For Onboarding

Another client is looking to take full advantage of Jumio‘s mobile biometric identity verification platform: Toronto-based Goldmoney. In the age of BitCoin mining, Goldmoney’s business revolves around the old-fashioned idea of investing in actual precious metals. But this is also the mobile age, and Goldmoney must adapt to trends in digitalization – and digital fraud…

Former TSA, American Airlines Exec Joins CLEAR

Former TSA, American Airlines Exec Joins CLEAR

A former American Airlines and TSA executive has now joined CLEAR’s ranks: Howard Kass has been named the organization’s SVP of Corporate Affairs. Kass started working for US Airways in 2003, and was its VP of Legal and Government Affairs when it merged with American Airlines in 2013, at which time he became American Airlines’…

SensibleVision Says 3DVerify ‘Immune’ to Racial Bias

SensibleVision Says 3DVerify ‘Immune’ to Racial Bias

In the wake of another study pointing to demographic bias in commercial facial recognition technologies, SensibleVision is highlighting its 3DVerify solution, which the company says shows no such bias. The latest study comes by way of MIT and Stanford University. Assessing three commercially available facial recognition systems, researchers found significant differences in accuracy between demographic…

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory at MWC 2018

AUDIO INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory at MWC 2018

With the growing popularity of voice-based user interfaces and interaction, Sensory‘s technology has been widely embraced. It was in play through a number of offerings from partners like Amazon, Honeywell, Huawei, and Motorola at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and, as Sensory CEO Todd Mozer points out, it has enjoyed a repeat performance at this…

Facebook Opts Some Users Out, Others In For Facial Recognition Features

Facebook Opts Some Users Out, Others In For Facial Recognition Features

Facebook is providing more information to users about new facial recognition features of the social media platform that were first announced at the end of last year. The features are designed to automatically detect when pictures of a user are uploaded to the platform without their knowledge, or when their image is used as a…

TrulySecure Now Supports IR and 3D Image Data From Time-of-Flight Cameras

TrulySecure Now Supports IR and 3D Image Data From Time-of-Flight Cameras

“Sensory says it has already teamed up with Time-of-Flight sensor makers to develop devices that can put TrulySecure’s IR and 3D capabilities into action…” Sensory Inc.’s TrulySecure facial and voice recognition system can now support infrared and 3D image data from Time-of-Flight cameras. The new functionality means that TrulySecure can authenticate users with facial recognition…

Miami Airport Gets Biometric Concourse for International Arrivals

Miami Airport Gets Biometric Concourse for International Arrivals

A newly opened concourse at Miami International Airport may represent the next phase in the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s expanding biometric border program. The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has announced that the airport’s Concourse E for international arrivals is the first airport concourse in the country to rely exclusively on expedited passport verification…

MWC 2018: Unlock Your Car With a Selfie Thanks To  IDEMIA and Omoove

MWC 2018: Unlock Your Car With a Selfie Thanks To IDEMIA and Omoove

IDEMIA and Omoove have developed a new smartphone-based system that lets users gain access to their car with a selfie. It’s a new feature of EasyOpen, a solution previously developed by the companies that is designed to create a virtual car key on a user’s smartphone. Now, users can establish the virtual key with an…

MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy 9S Features Multimodal ‘Intelligent Scan’ Biometrics

MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy 9S Features Multimodal ‘Intelligent Scan’ Biometrics

“A new user authentication system called Intelligent Scan combines improved facial recognition with the iris scanning technology pioneered by last year’s Galaxy and Note devices to allow for an even more secure…” Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphone has been announced, and it’s pretty much what was expected: A better version of last year’s Galaxy S8, with…

MWC 2018: Egis Covers its Bases with In-Display Sensor, Facial Recognition Solutions

MWC 2018: Egis Covers its Bases with In-Display Sensor, Facial Recognition Solutions

Egis Technology is showcasing in-display fingerprint sensor technology at this week’s Mobile World Congress. The company is showing off a sensor designed for implementation under an OLED display, allowing end users to scan their fingers on the device display itself. It’s a timely follow-up to Egis’s showcase of under-glass fingerprint sensor technology at last year’s…

Is Mobile Facial Recognition Having its Touch ID Moment?

Is Mobile Facial Recognition Having its Touch ID Moment?

Apple’s been known to set the trends in consumer mobility, and no greater example is when Apple announced Touch ID in 2013. Following this announcement, a cascading roll out of smartphones around the globe with integrated fingerprint sensors ensued. So much so that fingerprint-based security is now considered standard issue on most devices. So what’s…

Sydney International Airport To Use Facial Recognition As Boarding Pass

Sydney International Airport To Use Facial Recognition As Boarding Pass

“Your face will be your passport and boarding pass, there will be no fumbling for passports,” Sydney Airport’s CEO Geoff Culbert said upon the announcement that Sydney Airport will be introducing a trail run of using facial recognition technology for check-in and boarding beginning in May 2018 at the largest Australian airport. Although one’s face-as-passport…

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung has won a patent for a smart drone. The square-shaped device features propellers extending from each corner, and a tablet-like display in its central chassis. As the patent outlines, the device is designed to detect the face, pupils, and hand gestures of a user, who can control it via gesture. The smart drone could…

Suprema Takes Aim at Next Gen Premium Smartphone Market with MWC Showcase

Suprema Takes Aim at Next Gen Premium Smartphone Market with MWC Showcase

Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and Suprema will be there with exciting news biometric innovations. The Korean biomerics company announced that at next month’s’ Barcelona conference it will be showcasing new in-display fingerprint matching functionality on its BioSign 3.0 software as well as launching a new 3D facial recognition solution named LookSign.…

Panasonic to Launch Server-Based Facial Recognition System This Summer

Panasonic to Launch Server-Based Facial Recognition System This Summer

“Panasonic says that the solution can register 10,000 to 20,000 faces, while an expanded version can register up to 30,000 faces…” Panasonic is preparing to launch server-based facial recognition software this summer. The company’s facial recognition technology has already received considerable marks of validation. It attained the best performance in the National Institute of Standards…

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