machine learning

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,…

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…

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