facial recogntion

Chinese Biometrics Competition Runs on Star Power

Chinese Biometrics Competition Runs on Star Power

China-based online entertainment service provider iQIYI has announced a new competition aimed at pushing the boundaries of video-based biometric identification. It’s called the “Celebrity Video Identification Challenge”, and it will test various AI systems on their ability to identify a celebrity, whether it’s by face, voice, gait, or some other consistent metric. iQIYI says it…

Money20/20 Europe: Get to Know the Four Levels of Biocryptology

Money20/20 Europe: Get to Know the Four Levels of Biocryptology

“We’re very proud to have created a technological platform for complete, secure access that also eliminates the need for passwords and usernames”. – Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology This week in Amsterdam, Biocryptology CEO Ted Oorbals took to the stage for a discussion with Consult Hyperion Director of Innovation Dave Birch as part of Money20/20 Europe.…

Equifax Document Verifier Feature Leverages Facial Recognition

Equifax Document Verifier Feature Leverages Facial Recognition

Consumer credit specialist Equifax has launched a new document verification system that uses biometrics to confirm subjects’ identities. Called Document Verifier, the solution uses a mobile camera or webcam to capture a video-based image of a given subject, and then compares that subject’s facial biometrics to those in her or his official documentation, such as…

NEC Tech Helps Ensure Safety at Colombian Football Stadium

NEC Tech Helps Ensure Safety at Colombian Football Stadium

NEC is celebrating a successful deployment of its facial recognition technology in Colombia, where it installed a security screening system at the Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellin. It was initially deployed at the end of last year, in cooperation with Medellin mayor Federico Gutierrez for his ‘Safer Stadium Project’. Atanasio Girardot hosts two major football clubs,…

Morpho Launches New Multimodal Handheld

Morpho Launches New Multimodal Handheld

Morpho (Safran) has announced a new, handheld biometric identification tool for security applications. Called MorphoRapID 2, the device is about the size of the kind of credit/debit card reader found in many restaurants – though it offers far more sophisticated technology. MorphoRapID 2 features a FAP 30-certified fingerprint sensor and a high-resolution camera for the…

Albuquerque Sees Debut of Police Use of Facial Recognition

Albuquerque Sees Debut of Police Use of Facial Recognition

The Albuquerque Police Department is now using facial recognition technology as an investigative tool. The APD says it has been looking into the possibilities of this technology for the past two years, and has now found a system strong enough to be put into use. It works by matching images of criminal suspects against a…

New Report Predicts Biometrics Market’s Peak

New Report Predicts Biometrics Market’s Peak

Market research firm Research and Markets has released a new report on the global biometrics market, and predicts solid growth over the next decade. The researchers believe that the global market is currently valued at $4.4 billion USD and will grow at a rate of 8.7 percent (CAGR) to a value of $10.2 billion USD…