3D facial recognition

Qualcomm to Focus on AI with New $100M Investment Fund

Qualcomm to Focus on AI with New $100M Investment Fund

“In addition to other applications, Qualcomm’s new AI investment fund could help to shore up the company’s capabilities in biometric identification and authentication.” Qualcomm has announced a new $100 million investment fund. Aptly called the Qualcomm Ventures AI Fund, it’s kicking off with a series-A investment in AnyVision, an Israel-based computer vision specialist that previously…

INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy Talks PAD Standards and Education [PART TWO]

INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy Talks PAD Standards and Education [PART TWO]

With FaceTec having become the first company in the world to attain Level 1 certification for its authentication solution in iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection evaluation program earlier this year, and having more recently seen that solution integrated into Jumio’s high-profile Netverify service, there was much to discuss in our latest interview with FaceTec CEO, Kevin…

FaceTec White Paper Comprehensively Makes the Case for Standardized Anti-Spoof Testing

FaceTec White Paper Comprehensively Makes the Case for Standardized Anti-Spoof Testing

“It comprehensively lays out the growing proliferation of biometric security, the serious risks that presentation attacks pose, and the consequent importance of independent, accredited industry testing…” Toward the end of this summer, FaceTec‘s ZoOm 3D Face Login authentication solution became the first in the world to attain Level 1 certification in iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection…

INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy on Spoofing and PAD Testing [PART ONE]

INTERVIEW: FaceTec CEO Kevin Alan Tussy on Spoofing and PAD Testing [PART ONE]

FaceTec has had a big year. The company marks a successful 2018 with some high-profile integrations of its AI-driven ZoOm 3D Face Login authentication solution, which utilizes standard 2D smart device cameras and webcams to create 3D FaceMaps with its patented ZoOm motion technology. ZoOm is now securing user logins on five continents in several industries, including…

Qualcomm to Develop 3D Face Imaging Tech for Mobile with Austrian VCSEL Specialist

Qualcomm to Develop 3D Face Imaging Tech for Mobile with Austrian VCSEL Specialist

“We want to enable fast time-to-commercialization and broad-based availability of high quality 3D sensing solutions for Android-based smartphones and mobile devices, and this is a step towards this goal.” – Alexander Everke, CEO, Ams Qualcomm has teamed up with Austrian sensor maker Ams to develop a 3D camera solution for mobile devices. Ams has a wide product…

New Honor Smartphone Highlights AI, Sophisticated Biometrics

New Honor Smartphone Highlights AI, Sophisticated Biometrics

“…it’s using the front-facing camera system to enable 3D facial recognition in an authentication system that may be able to compete with Apple’s Face ID in terms of technological sophistication.” Huawei’s Honor smartphone brand has become the latest to make a big bet on artificial intelligence with its newest smartphone. Dubbed the Honor Magic2, the…

Latest TrulySecure Platform Deliver 3D, IR Camera Support

Latest TrulySecure Platform Deliver 3D, IR Camera Support

“Also worth noting is an improved system for processing biometric authentication data that splits the load between a given device’s applications processor and its GPU, which has significantly cut the processing time in the authentications process.” Sensory has launched the latest version of its TrulySecure authentication system that includes 3D camera support and an upgraded…

New Huawei Flagship Combines In-Display Fingerprint Sensor with 3D Face Scanning

New Huawei Flagship Combines In-Display Fingerprint Sensor with 3D Face Scanning

“…the device’s biometrics really help it to stand out from the pack, with Huawei combining fingerprint-based security with a 3D facial recognition system…” The cat is out of the bag: The fingerprint sensor of Huawei’s new flagship smartphone is under its display. The new Huawei Mate 20 Pro was officially unveiled in London this week,…

BRIEF: What Does Apple’s Switch to Face ID Mean for the Mobile Industry?

BRIEF: What Does Apple’s Switch to Face ID Mean for the Mobile Industry?

Apple confirmed longstanding speculation last week with its unveiling of its three new iPhone models for 2018. Like last year’s iPhone X, all of the new devices have abandoned Apple’s pioneering Touch ID fingerprint authentication system in favor of Face ID, an infrared, 3D facial recognition system. Face ID is now the sole means of…

Biometrics Industry Expert Steve Cook Becomes FaceTec VP

Biometrics Industry Expert Steve Cook Becomes FaceTec VP

“In a statement announcing Cook’s appointment, FaceTec emphasized his work consulting with banks on compliance with PSD2, the European Union’s major new payments regulation, and particularly its Strong Customer Authentication requirement.” A big new executive appointment could help FaceTec to promote its ZoOm facial recognition system in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa markets. Steve…

iOS 12 Icon Points to Face ID for the iPad

iOS 12 Icon Points to Face ID for the iPad

There’s now more evidence that Apple is planning to bring its Face ID authentication system to the next version of the iPad. The latest clue, like the last one, comes by way of a beta version of iOS 12, Apple’s mobile operating system. As 9to5Mac reports, someone has discovered an icon in iOS 12 that…

Galaxy S10 Leaks Suggest Samsung Has Heard Fingerprint Feedback

Galaxy S10 Leaks Suggest Samsung Has Heard Fingerprint Feedback

Samsung has finally learned from the negative feedback it received over the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors of its most recent flagship smartphones: According to new leaks, two versions of next year’s Galaxy S10 smartphone line will feature in-display fingerprint sensor technology, while a budget option will place the fingerprint sensor on the side. The in-display options…

Vivo, Megvii Team Up On 3D Face Scanning

Vivo, Megvii Team Up On 3D Face Scanning

Vivo is now working with a facial recognition specialist on 3D face and head modelling technology. The partnership was detailed at last week’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai event, where both companies showed off technology allowing attendees to have their heads scanned and then built into a physical 3D model they could hold in their hands.…