object recognition

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…

In New York, Facial Recognition Debate Goes to School

In New York, Facial Recognition Debate Goes to School

Prompted by an outcry from the New York Civil Liberties Union, officials with New York State Department of Education and the Lockport City School District are trying to hammer out the protocols for a new school security system based on facial and object recognition. The system, called “Aegis”, is being provided by Canadian firm SN…

IntelliVision Facial Recognition Comes to the Cloud

IntelliVision Facial Recognition Comes to the Cloud

AI-driven video analytics specialist IntelliVision has announced that its facial recognition technology is now available as a cloud-based service. The company says its technology can detect at least 10 faces in less than a second, and as many as 25 faces in a single frame. What’s more, when fed through an Ambarella S5L-based camera, the…

Evolv Technology Marks Face Scanning Security Milestone

Evolv Technology Marks Face Scanning Security Milestone

Boston-based Evolv Technology is celebrating an important milestone with the news that its AI-driven computer vision technology has scanned more than a million people. The company’s platform, Evolv Edge, is designed to scan video feeds for security threats based on a combination of object and facial recognition. Evolv says it conducted trials of its platform…

Computer Vision Specialist Airy3D Rakes in $10 Million in Series A Funding

Computer Vision Specialist Airy3D Rakes in $10 Million in Series A Funding

“Airy3D says its DepthIQ technology can facilitate facial, gesture, and object recognition…” Another computer vision specialist is announcing millions of dollars in investor backing: Montreal-based Airy3D says it has brought in $10 million (USD) through a series-A funding round. The company’s DepthIQ technology is designed to infuse 2D imaging sensors with 3D depth data, drawing…

Art History Academic Turns Face Scanning Tech to Architecture

Art History Academic Turns Face Scanning Tech to Architecture

“…Christensen says they have been able to identify unique characteristics of buildings that point to stylistic influences beyond any initial blueprints.” An art history academic is using computer vision to gather new insights into the creative forces behind architecture. Writing for The Conversation, Peter Christensen, an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of…