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what3words Releases New Voice API to Assist with Navigation

what3words Releases New Voice API to Assist with Navigation

The speech recognition specialist what3words has released a new end-to-end Voice API that was designed to help people figure out where they’re going. To that end, the API will allow users to say any three words, and what3words will provide them the address and GPS coordinates that they’re trying to get to. The Voice API…

Facebook’s Online Speech Recognition Framework Becomes Widely Available

Facebook’s Online Speech Recognition Framework Becomes Widely Available

Facebook has announced that it will be making its wav2letter@anywhere online speech recognition framework more readily available as an open source platform. The framework was developed by Facebook AI Research (FAIR), which claims that it has created the fastest open source automatic speech recognition (ASR) platform currently on the market. “The system has almost three…

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…

Fujitsu Unveils New Video Behavior Analytics Platform

Fujitsu Unveils New Video Behavior Analytics Platform

Fujitsu has developed a new behavioral analytics platform that can learn to identify specific human behaviors with minimal amounts of video data. Dubbed ‘Actlyzer’, the platform is able to recognize approximately 100 basic actions like head movements, hand movements, and walking patterns, which can in turn be used to train the AI to recognize more…

VSBLTY Launches New Security Initiatives in South Africa

VSBLTY Launches New Security Initiatives in South Africa

VSBLTY has announced the launch of new security initiatives in South Africa that will leverage the use of facial recognition technology and machine learning in the Sandton suburb of Johannesburg. In partnership with Onyx Cognivas Pty. — a transparent digital signage and media marketing company — VSBLTYs plans call for the installation of their VSBLTY…

Jumio Announces Improvements in Speed, Accuracy and UX

Jumio Announces Improvements in Speed, Accuracy and UX

Jumio, the AI-powered trusted identity as a service provider, announced gains in the speed and accuracy of its verification services, as well as a more intuitive user experience. These gains come after a two year period during which Jumio invested heavily automation enabled through a variety of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and optical character recognition…

Verint Receives Three Awards for Speech Analytics Platform

Verint Receives Three Awards for Speech Analytics Platform

Verint is filling out its trophy case with a trio of awards, each of which was handed out in recognition of its Speech Analytics platform. The platform uses speech recognition, machine learning, and AI to transcribe call center interactions and convert them into actionable data for the enterprise. The three awards include a Speech Technology…

Google Subcontractor Comes Under Fire for Dubious Data Collection Tactics

Google Subcontractor Comes Under Fire for Dubious Data Collection Tactics

Biometrics News – Mobile Biometrics – Facial Recognition A Google subcontractor is being scrutinized for its questionable data collection tactics. The company in question is Randstad, which hired and managed a field team of Google TVCs (Temps, Vendors, and Contractors) to gather face images from the general public. People were offered $5 gift cards in…

Synaptics Showcases Smart TV Biometrics at IBC 2019

Synaptics Showcases Smart TV Biometrics at IBC 2019

“Synaptics has also applied its Machine Learning AI technology to other innovations for TV streaming beyond biometric user recognition.” This year’s IBC Conference – an industry show dedicated to media and entertainment technology – was recently held in Amsterdam, and Synaptics was on hand to show off some innovative applications of its AI-driven technology, including…

IDnow Joins the FIDO Alliance

IDnow Joins the FIDO Alliance

IDnow has become an official member of the FIDO Alliance. The developer of the AutoIdent identity verification platform will lend its expertise to further the Alliance’s efforts to establish strong password-free security and authentication standards. “IDnow brings innovative AI-based identity verification technology and a high level of security experience to the Alliance,” said FIDO Executive…

TSYS Debuts New Real-Time Authentication Platform

TSYS Debuts New Real-Time Authentication Platform

TSYS has released a new real-time authentication tool that uses machine learning and behavioral analytics to evaluate every interaction between a customer and a financial institution. Dubbed the TSYS Authentication Platform, the system can be used in conjunction with other forms of authentication. According to TSYS, the Authentication Platform will help reduce the threat of…

Google Wants Your Photo, Will Pay in Gift Cards

Google Wants Your Photo, Will Pay in Gift Cards

Google is handing out $5 gift cards in exchange for five minutes of face time with random people on the street. The company is reportedly training a new facial recognition algorithm that would be deployed in the next generation of Pixel smartphones. The algorithm would essentially give Google an in-house alternative to Apple’s Face ID,…

ID R&D Teams Up with Wavio to Improve Acoustic Awareness Platform

ID R&D Teams Up with Wavio to Improve Acoustic Awareness Platform

ID R&D has found a new customer for its Acoustic Event Detection technology, which will be integrated into Wavio’s SoundAI platform. First announced back in March, Acoustic Event Detection allows any device with a microphone to detect and identify a range of ambient sounds, including sirens, barking dogs, breaking glass, and calls for help.  …

TPG Takes $60M Stake in AU10TIX

TPG Takes $60M Stake in AU10TIX

“[AU10TIX] has established itself as a KYC and customer onboarding solutions provider in the areas of financial services, travel, transportation, and gaming. Alternative asset firm TPG has taken a big stake in AU10TIX, investing $60 million in the latter’s holding company, ABC Technologies B.V. Based in Cyprus, AU10TIX specializes in customer onboarding and KYC automation…

Behavioral Biometrics will Drive ID Verification as AI Improves: Frost & Sullivan

Behavioral Biometrics will Drive ID Verification as AI Improves: Frost & Sullivan

“AI-driven behavioral biometrics will become the main identity verification element in two-factor or multifactor authentication…” A new report from Frost & Sullivan projects major growth for the European biometrics market, which is expected to climb from $4.98 billion to $11.5 billion by 2023. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will fuel much of that growth as performance improvements…

Microsoft Takes Down Open Source Face Database

Microsoft Takes Down Open Source Face Database

Microsoft’s MS Celeb dataset of face images has been quietly taken down by the company. The open source dataset has been used to train and test facial recognition systems, with major names like IBM, Panasonic, Alibaba, and Hitachi having used it for their own purposes. Ostensibly a collection of Public Domain celebrity photos, MS Celeb…

Money20/20 Europe: Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai on Sophisticated Selfie Biometrics [AUDIO]

Money20/20 Europe: Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai on Sophisticated Selfie Biometrics [AUDIO]

Over the last couple of years, selfie-based authentication has become popular in a big way, with a growing number of organizations embracing this biometric technology for customer onboarding and authentication. And one of the solutions providers that has benefitted most from this trend is Onfido. The company has enjoyed a rapid ascent, exemplified by recent…

AI Hiring Startup Receives $1.7 Million from Investors

AI Hiring Startup Receives $1.7 Million from Investors

The hiring startup VCV.AI has landed $1.7 million in funding to continue to develop its face and voice recognition technology. The company’s AI solution is designed to automate the hiring process, drastically reducing the amount of time it takes to screen potential candidates. “Technology has transformed so many industries and workflows, yet far too often,…

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