object recognition

Army Seeks Technology That Can See Through Walls

Army Seeks Technology That Can See Through Walls

The United States Army has issued a new request for information (RFI) seeking technology that is capable of identifying people and objects through walls. The RFI states that the Army is looking for portable technology that can “detect, identify, and monitor persons, animals, and materials behind multi-leveled obstruction(s) from a long standoff range.” The Sense…

OrCam Updates Computer Vision Tech, Announces New Products at CES 2020

OrCam Updates Computer Vision Tech, Announces New Products at CES 2020

OrCam has announced an update to its most popular device, and will be unveiling a series of new products at CES 2020 this year in Las Vegas. On the update front, OrCam’s most popular product — the OrCam MyEye 2, a small device that users clip onto their glasses to help them see the world…

Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

The 3D camera manufacturer Orbbec is highlighting the many potential applications of its technology at CES 2020. The company’s cameras offer object, face, and gesture recognition in addition to 3D measurement and mapping capabilities, and have already been deployed in thousands of products for the international market. The main attraction at CES is a biometric…

Image Recognition Market to Reach $81.88B by 2026: Report

Image Recognition Market to Reach $81.88B by 2026: Report

Facial recognition will help to drive considerable growth in the overall image recognition market over the next several years, according to a new forecast from Fortune Business Insights. The market research firm estimates that the global image recognition market had a value of $20.19 billion in 2018, and that it will reach a whopping $81.88…

AI Accelerator Card Offers Face, Object Recognition Applications

AI Accelerator Card Offers Face, Object Recognition Applications

Innodisk has released a new AI accelerator card designed for edge devices. The card is built with a third-generation Movidius Myriad X Vision Processing Unit (VPU) from Intel, which is particularly well-suited to computer vision applications like face and object recognition. According to Innodisk, the AI accelerator card essentially functions like the video card on a…

RealNetworks Expands Board of Directors

RealNetworks Expands Board of Directors

RealNetworks‘ board of directors has now grown from six to eight members. One of the newly appointed board members is a former RealNetworks employee. Tim Wan joined the company back in 2002 as its Director of Business Planning and Marketing, and didn’t depart until 2012, after serving for three years as its Chief Financial Officer.…

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…

Visionati Releases New Image Recognition Platform

Visionati Releases New Image Recognition Platform

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Visionati has released a new image recognition API designed for the enterprise. The API tags and categorizes a range of different objects (including human faces), allowing customers to rapidly scan photos and videos for the data points that will be most relevant to their business. In addition to recognizing different…

Smiths Detection Airport Scanner Matches Passengers with Their Luggage

Smiths Detection Airport Scanner Matches Passengers with Their Luggage

Biometrics News – Airport Biometrics Smiths Detection is demoing a new biometric security solution at this week’s Inter Airport Europe event in Germany. The system is designed specifically to assess risk at security checkpoints and make the baggage screening process more efficient. To that end, the solution combines a Smiths Detection CT Scanner with the…

Chooch Releases Edge AI Computer Vision Platform

Chooch Releases Edge AI Computer Vision Platform

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Chooch AI has released a new computer vision service that allows users to detect and categorize events in any kind of local video stream. Dubbed Chooch Edge AI, the technology was unveiled at this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt startup event in San Francisco and leverages Chooch AI’s object recognition capabilities. “Our…

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…

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…