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Nuance Makes it Easier to Develop Virtual Assistants with Project Pathfinder

Nuance Makes it Easier to Develop Virtual Assistants with Project Pathfinder

Nuance Communications is trying to make it easier to program a convincing Virtual Assistant. The company revealed its latest innovation at its recent Customer Experience Summit, explaining that Project Pathfinder uses machine learning to improve the conversational capabilities of chatbots and VAs. According to Nuance, Project Pathfinder examines existing chat logs and call transcripts to…

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Yubo Teams with Yoti to Make the Internet Safer for Young Adults

Yubo Teams with Yoti to Make the Internet Safer for Young Adults

Yubo and Yoti are working together to make the internet safer for young adults. Founded in 2015, Yubo is a social media platform designed specifically for teenagers. The company will now be using Yoti Age Scan to protect its 20 million users and make sure that everyone is age appropriate. So what is Yoti Age…

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LG to Debut Its Own 3D Facial Recognition System at MWC

LG to Debut Its Own 3D Facial Recognition System at MWC

LG is taking a run at Apple’s 3D facial recognition dominance, with plans to introduce a similar solution in its forthcoming LG G8 ThinQ smartphone, to be unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The smartphone will leverage Time-of-Flight technology developed by Infineon and Pmdtechnologies. Their sensor chip, first announced over a year ago, is…

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App-based IAM Solutions Will Become More Common in the Workplace: Gartner

App-based IAM Solutions Will Become More Common in the Workplace: Gartner

In 2018, fewer than five percent of organizations used smartphones apps for identity and access management. That number is likely to skyrocket in the next few years: Gartner analysts are now predicting that 70 percent of organizations will implement such systems by the year 2022. The trend will allow employees to use their phones to…

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ENACOMM and WRG Bring Voice Banking to Credit Unions

ENACOMM and WRG Bring Voice Banking to Credit Unions

Credit unions are rapidly introducing the same AI-driven solutions that banks and credit card companies use to make financial services more convenient. Or at least, that’s the takeaway from a newly announced reseller arrangement between ENACOMM and Wescom Resource Group (WRG), a credit union technology specialist. According to the agreement, ENACOMM’s credit union clients will…

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SmartMetric Teams with Spain’s Biggest Card Scheme

SmartMetric Teams with Spain’s Biggest Card Scheme

A big new partnership should leave SmartMetric well-positioned in Europe’s emerging biometric payment cards market. The company has teamed up with ServiRed, which claims to be Spain’s biggest payment card scheme with 44 million cards in circulation and well over a million participating merchants. ServiRed is also the proprietor of the Advantis card chip operating…

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New HID-Phunware App Makes It Easier to Find Your Way Through a Hospital

New HID-Phunware App Makes It Easier to Find Your Way Through a Hospital

“With HID technologies, we have changed the location-aware landscape, delivering location as a service.  Now, healthcare organizations can easily lay out the foundation for IoT applications, such as wayfinding.” – Rom Eizenberg, Vice President of Sales, Bluvision, part of HID Global It can be easy to get lost inside a hospital, but a new partnership…

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Jumio Receives 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio Receives 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio has added another trophy to its mantle. The digital security company has received a 2019 BIG Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group, an accolade that follows the two Golden Bridge Awards and two Cyber Defense Awards that Jumio won in 2018.  “We are thrilled to be honoring Jumio,” said Maria Jimenez, the COO…

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BSI Platform Gets Selfie Authentication Courtesy of Mitek

BSI Platform Gets Selfie Authentication Courtesy of Mitek

Texas-based BioMetric Signature ID (BSI) is enhancing its gesture-based identity platform’s onboarding system with selfie-based authentication technology from San Diego-based Mitek. BSI’s BioProof-ID platform is designed to authenticate individuals using biometric gesture recognition technology, with the company aiming its solution primarily at ID verification and access control applications. But thus far the company has struggled to…

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Iris Biometrics and Blockchain Combine to Protect Patient Data

Iris Biometrics and Blockchain Combine to Protect Patient Data

“Users’ iris biometrics will be linked to their health information on Patientory’s PTOYNet blockchain, allowing for reliable, secure online access.” Iris biometrics specialist IrisGuard is entering the healthcare market through a collaboration with Patientory, a San Francisco-based provider of a healthcare-focused blockchain network. The companies are focusing on patient identification, with IrisGuard’s EyePay Phone technology…

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NEC, NTT DOCOMO Stream 8K Video to Hi-Speed Train in Latest 5G Trial

NEC, NTT DOCOMO Stream 8K Video to Hi-Speed Train in Latest 5G Trial

NEC and Japan-based telecom NTT DOCOMO have made further progress in their efforts to trial experimental 5G connectivity technology. Together with Tobu Railway Co., the companies successfully transmitted high-definition video to a fast-moving train. It’s the culmination of a long-term effort. Last spring the companies transmitted 3G data to a car moving at over 300km…

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Touch ID and Face ID Security Come to WhatsApp

Touch ID and Face ID Security Come to WhatsApp

“…they’ve not only delivered support for fingerprint authentication via the Touch ID system built into older iPhones, but have also delivered a facial recognition option based on the Face ID system used for authentication in Apple’s latest iPhone models.” WhatsApp users can now take advantage of the biometric security capabilities of the iPhone, thanks to…

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Let Your Biometrics Grant You Access at Mobile World Congress

Let Your Biometrics Grant You Access at Mobile World Congress

“The product of a partnership with Hong Kong-based Comba Telecom, the access control system will use facial recognition to identify MWC attendees.” Biometric technologies have been enjoying a rising profile at the last several Mobile World Congress events as they have been embraced across a growing number of devices and applications. Now, it looks like…

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Blockpass Teams Up With Blockchain Advisory

Blockpass Teams Up With Blockchain Advisory

Hong Kong’s Blockpass IDN has joined forces with Malta’s Blockchain Advisory (BCA) to develop a new blockchain ecosystem that will help set regulatory standards for the emerging digital landscape. The BCA is a group of tech regulatory specialists that has been pioneering blockchain policy with the Maltese government, while Blockpass is a digital identity application…

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Perficient to Talk AI, Healthcare, and More at MicroStrategy Conference

Perficient to Talk AI, Healthcare, and More at MicroStrategy Conference

“Perficient, which uses MicroStrategy technology in its “Business Intelligence” solutions, is a Gold Sponsor of this year’s event, and its leaders will deliver a number of presentations on its solutions for enterprise analytics. “ IT consulting firm Perficient is going to make a thorough case for its enterprise solutions at MicroStrategy World 2019, an annual…

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Ericsson Outlines IoT, 5G Tech Advancements

Ericsson Outlines IoT, 5G Tech Advancements

“These technological advancements further serve to illustrate Ericsson’s aggressive positioning in the emerging 5G industry…” Ericsson is showing that it already has one foot in the IoT future with the announcement of new technological advancements for the expanding world of connected Things. One such enhancement, aptly dubbed “NB-IoT Extended Cell Range 100km”, is an extension…

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OPPO K1 India Launch to Further Expand Reach of In-Display Fingerprint Tech

OPPO K1 India Launch to Further Expand Reach of In-Display Fingerprint Tech

“Other features of the OPPO K1 include a 6.4″ Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 660 processor, a 25MP selfie camera, a dual 16MP and 2MP rear-facing camera system, and a 3,600mAh battery.” OPPO’s K1 smartphone will soon launch in India, further spreading the reach of in-display fingerprint sensor technology after the device’s launch in China…

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Biometric Patch Can Monitor Hydration Underwater

Biometric Patch Can Monitor Hydration Underwater

A team of researchers from Illinois’s Northwestern University have developed a biometric patch that can be worn on the skin underwater for up to two hours. The patch, measuring in with a diameter of only 30mm, is designed to monitor the wearer’s hydration metrics, with the aim of detecting dehydration and related issues. It features…

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