3D facial recognition

Yoti Partners with FaceTec for Advanced Biometric Liveness Detection

Yoti Partners with FaceTec for Advanced Biometric Liveness Detection

Seeking to enhance the biometrics of its digital identity platform, Yoti has teamed up with 3D facial recognition specialist FaceTec. The companies have announced that the latter’s FaceTec ZoOm 3D Authentication solution is now part of the Yoti portfolio. A New Kind of ID At just about a year and a half after its launch,…

Alcatraz AI Rakes-in $6 Million in Funding Round

Alcatraz AI Rakes-in $6 Million in Funding Round

“Alcatraz AI has indicated that it will use its new capital to further refine its computer vision technology…” Alcatraz AI, a biometric AI startup founded by a former Apple engineer, has brought in $6 million in venture capital through a new funding round. The company specializes in 3D facial recognition for access control. It was…

LG Turns ToF Tech Into New Business Line

LG Turns ToF Tech Into New Business Line

Having revealed that its new flagship smartphone would feature 3D facial recognition technology earlier this month, LG has now announced plans to become a major supplier of the underlying technology to the broader tech industry. Originally developed by Infineon and Pmdtechnologies, LG’s 3D imaging system is based on Time-of-Flight technology, assessing spatial information based on…

Customer Service Robot Uses Face and Voice Recognition

Customer Service Robot Uses Face and Voice Recognition

“With its integration of CyberLink’s FaceMe biometric engine, the robot is able to identify known customers, and to determine demographic information pertaining to age and gender.” CyberLink‘s facial recognition technology has been incorporated into a new robot that’s just hitting the Taiwanese and Japanese markets. It’s the result of a collaboration between the Taiwan-based facial…

New Patent Points to HomePod with 3D Hand Gestures and Face ID

New Patent Points to HomePod with 3D Hand Gestures and Face ID

A recently published Apple patent suggests that the company could be planning to introduce Face ID and 3D hand gestures to its HomePod line of products. The patent specifically refers to a voice-controlled assistant such as a “countertop speaker,” and would allow such devices to recognize faces, as well as hand waves and other basic…

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…

Altek and CyberLink Collaborate on 3D Facial Recognition for Consumer Tech

Altek and CyberLink Collaborate on 3D Facial Recognition for Consumer Tech

A new collaboration between two Taiwanese companies could help to foster the proliferation of 3D facial recognition systems in consumer devices. One of the partners, Altek, specializes in sophisticated camera technologies. The other, CyberLink, is a facial recognition specialist. And the two have essentially put their heads together, with Altek integrating CyberLink’s biometric technology into…

Galaxy S10 Announcement Hints at In-Display Biometrics Tech

Galaxy S10 Announcement Hints at In-Display Biometrics Tech

Another year, another coy invitation from Samsung to its upcoming ‘Unpacked’ event, where the company will unveil its next flagship smartphone. The company’s latest invitation is even more tight-lipped about what’s in store than last year’s. At that time, Samsung’s Unpacked invitation made it pretty clear that the focus for its Galaxy S9 smartphone would…

Hacker Cancels Black Hat Talk On Claimed Face ID Hack

Hacker Cancels Black Hat Talk On Claimed Face ID Hack

A security expert who claimed to have developed a hacking method for Apple’s Face ID system has cancelled a scheduled talk at the Black Hat Asia conference, an unusual move where such events are concerned. The researcher, Wish Wu, said he cancelled his talk at the behest of his employer, Ant Financial, which said in…

FaceTec Appoints New SVP Business Development

FaceTec Appoints New SVP Business Development

“We’re in the right place at the right time with the right technology, and now we’re building our business development team to match to our incredible dev team.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec has a new business development executive aiming to build up its activities on the west side of the Atlantic: Richard Lobovsky…

INTERVIEW: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer Talks 3D Facial Recognition, AI, and More

INTERVIEW: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer Talks 3D Facial Recognition, AI, and More

Sensory, Inc. closed out 2017 as the provider of one of the world’s most sophisticated biometrics platforms for mobile devices. Having demoed a virtual bank teller AI assistant that uses facial and voice recognition to identify the user at the FinovateFall event, the company saw its technology integrated into a major new smartphone from LG,…

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…

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