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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,…

Cyleron Launches New Keyboard Biometrics Platform

Cyleron Launches New Keyboard Biometrics Platform

The AI software firm Cyleron has launched a new behavioral biometrics security solution designed for corporate customers. Dubbed CyleronCentry, the new platform uses keyboard biometrics and machine learning to build a user profile based on the typing habits of an employee. That profile can then be used as a template to provide ongoing passive authentication.…

Adjust Cracks Down on In-App Fraud with New Behavioral Biometrics Solution

Adjust Cracks Down on In-App Fraud with New Behavioral Biometrics Solution

Adjust has launched a new Unbotify anti-fraud solution to crack down on in-app bots that have been programmed to simulate human behavior. “Bots can affect all apps in a number of ways,” said Adjust Co-Founder and CTO Paul Müller. “They can attack gaming apps’ communities or ruin their virtual currency economy, steal credit card data or…

Latest Version of Phonexia’s Voice Biometrics Platform Delivers Significant Enhancements

Latest Version of Phonexia’s Voice Biometrics Platform Delivers Significant Enhancements

“The time needed for voice identification has been reduced from 10 to seven seconds, while enrollment time has been brought down from 35 to 20 seconds.” Phonexia has launched the fourth generation of its Deep Embeddings biometric voice recognition platform, delivering significant improvements over the 3rd generation system. Next Generation Voice Biometrics Whereas the previous…

Healthcare Biometrics Month: AI-Driven Diagnosis

Healthcare Biometrics Month: AI-Driven Diagnosis

At its heart, healthcare has traditionally revolved around just a couple of basic practices: Looking for signs of illness in a patient, and listening to what the patient has to say about their symptoms. But these are by no means simple undertakings. A wide range of symptoms can be difficult to detect accurately, and can…

OneSpan Reports Strong Results for Q4/2018, Expects Further Revenue Growth in 2019

OneSpan Reports Strong Results for Q4/2018, Expects Further Revenue Growth in 2019

OneSpan has issued its results for the fourth quarter and 2018 fiscal year, showing strong results that exceeded the upper end of its revenue guidance for the year. The Chicago-based authentication specialist saw revenues of revenues of $64.8 million in Q4, up 19 percent year-over-year. For the full 2018 fiscal year, OneSpan reports revenues of…

Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Primer

Healthcare Biometrics Month: The Primer

Biometric technology offers a wide range of applications, and has helped to fuel huge technological innovations in areas like mobile devices and financial services. Now, it’s starting to make a big impact in the world of healthcare, with a burgeoning market expected to grow considerably in the coming years. One forecast from last year, for…

NTT to Showcase Facial Recognition, AI and 5G at MWC 2019

NTT to Showcase Facial Recognition, AI and 5G at MWC 2019

Japan’s biggest telecom has officially announced its plans to attend this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it’s going to put artificial intelligence and 5G technologies in the spotlight. Biometric technology will play an important role in NTT’s AI showcase. The company says one of its exhibits will be of “Smart Airport” solutions including…

Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Year in Review: The Rise of the Machines

Looking back, the FindBiometrics Year in Review survey question about artificial intelligence was a bit of a no-brainer. Question 14 asked respondents to indicate how much they agreed with the following statement: “Artificial intelligence will make voice, speech, and face recognition biometrics integral to everyday life.” Eighty-three percent of respondents agreed, with 37 percent saying…

Neurotechnology Upgrades Robot Navigation System

Neurotechnology Upgrades Robot Navigation System

Neurotechnology has once again turned its machine learning AI technology to the field of robotics, announcing an upgraded SDK aimed at helping to develop autonomous robot navigation. Called the SentiBotics Navigation Software Development Kit, the solution builds on the previously released SentiBotics Development Kit 2.0. It revolves around the use of a webcam and two…

Machine Learning Algorithms Make In-Display Sensor Faster Over Time: OnePlus

Machine Learning Algorithms Make In-Display Sensor Faster Over Time: OnePlus

“The claims offer a counterargument to initial reviews of the OnePlus 6T noting that the in-display fingerprint sensor, while technologically impressive, was a bit slower than the standard fingerprint sensors usually placed in smartphone home buttons.” OnePlus continues to put the in-display fingerprint sensor of its latest flagship smartphone in the spotlight, asserting in a…

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Those in the biometrics industry know intuitively that facial recognition has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, but a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) puts numbers to just how far the state of the art has come. NIST, which is the world’s premier agency in the evaluation…

AI-Driven Facial Recognition Platform Scans Web for Missing Children

AI-Driven Facial Recognition Platform Scans Web for Missing Children

“A key component of the GMCNgine is Rekognition, Amazon’s controversial computer vision platform.” Facial recognition technology’s growing role in the fight against child exploitation could see a substantial expansion after the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children’s launch of a new AI-driven system this week. Called the GMCNgine, the system leverages machine learning and artificial…

Acceptto Officially Launches AI-Driven Behavioral Biometrics Platform

Acceptto Officially Launches AI-Driven Behavioral Biometrics Platform

“The Cognitive Authentication platform powers a specific Single Sign-On solution called “It’sMe”, which is designed to operate across mobile devices, web browsers, and enterprise applications.” Portland-based authentication startup Acceptto has officially launched, announcing its new Cognitive Authentication platform. The company says that its platform is based on machine learning, and that it’s designed to replace…

Neurotechnology Announces New Image Recognition Platform

Neurotechnology Announces New Image Recognition Platform

“The platform offers detailed statistical output to track results as a given computer vision model performs, helping end users to tweak and refine their systems; and Neurotechnology also offers expert consultation to assist with users’ projects.” Biometrics software expert Neurotechnology has announced a new image recognition platform. Called SentiSight.ai, the platform is designed for a…

BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

BRIEF: The Convergence of Biometrics and Computer Vision

Artificial intelligence has always been an important component of biometric technology. In a sense, biometric recognition is artificial intelligence, enabling a computer system to correctly match a fingerprint or an iris pattern to a template on file. But it’s undeniable that AI in its broader sense is coming to play a bigger role in biometric…

Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints Can Fool Systems Over 20% of the Time: Researchers

Fake ‘Master Key’ Fingerprints Can Fool Systems Over 20% of the Time: Researchers

“The system was developed using a generative adversarial network, a machine learning system in which one deep neural network is pitted against another, allowing the spoofing system to refine its efforts over time until it had established its highly effective DeepMasterPrints.” Researchers at New York University have developed a neural network system that they say…

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