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Traces AI Introduces an Alternative to Face-Based Surveillance

Traces AI Introduces an Alternative to Face-Based Surveillance

A new Y Combinator startup called Traces AI is working on a surveillance alternative to facial recognition. The computer vision solution tracks people moving through crowds based on a number of other visual factors. “It’s a combination of different parameters,” explained Traces AI Co-Founder Veronika Yurchuk. “We can use your hair style, whether you have…

Karma Automotive Unveils Luxury Electric Car with 5G, Biometric Features

Karma Automotive Unveils Luxury Electric Car with 5G, Biometric Features

The electric carmaker Karma Automotive has revealed that its new SC1 Vision Concept car will be making its North American debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, August 18th. The SC1 will be displayed on the Concept Lawn during the event. The new luxury vehicle comes with a slew of high-tech bells and whistles,…

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Names Automotive Spinoff and its Board Members

Nuance Communications has unveiled several new details about its forthcoming automotive spinoff, including the company’s name: Cerence Inc. will become its own corporate entity on October 1st. In announcing the new brand name, Nuance explained that “Cerence” is an invented word that nevertheless has linguistic associations with intelligence and cognition. Further emphasizing the company’s focus…

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

VeriSilicon Releases VIP9000 Processor for AI Applications

The AI specialist VeriSilicon has released the latest version of its Vivante VIP Neural Network engine. The VIP9000 is a customizable processor built specifically for artificial intelligence and computer vision, and is compatible with a range of different data sets and computing platforms. VeriSilicon is pitching the solution as a Silicon-Platform-as-a-Service (SiPaaS), and argues that…

Jumio Receives 2019 IT World Award

Jumio Receives 2019 IT World Award

Jumio has followed up its stellar second quarter results with another 2019 trophy for its mantle. The company has been named a Gold Winner at the 2019 IT World Awards, taking home top prize in the Security Software – Hot Technology and Solution of the Year category. “Traditional methods of authentication can no longer be…

Algolux and Mila Form Computer Vision Research Partnership

Algolux and Mila Form Computer Vision Research Partnership

The Montreal computer vision specialist Algolux has formed a research partnership with the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (Mila). The two organizations will work together to develop new technology aimed at improving the safety of autonomous vehicles and the accuracy of video surveillance. “Breakthroughs in AI and computer vision are fundamental to improving the accuracy…

Google Gives Out $5 Gift Cards to Improve Face Recognition on Pixel Phones

Google Gives Out $5 Gift Cards to Improve Face Recognition on Pixel Phones

Google is handing out $5 gift cards in exchange for five minutes of face time with random people on the street. The company is reportedly training a new facial recognition algorithm that would be deployed in the next generation of Pixel smartphones. The algorithm would essentially give Google an in-house alternative to Apple’s Face ID,…

NEC Wins Major Smart City Contract for Spanish Province

NEC Wins Major Smart City Contract for Spanish Province

“A central component of NEC’s project will be the provision of its Cloud City Operation Centre platform, which will collect data from sensors placed across cities in order to support municipal services.” NEC subsidiary NEC Iberica has been selected to provide smart city solutions for a large slate of Spanish cities. The contract was awarded…

ZenaPay Announces Beta Test of Cannabis Plant Tracking Drone Software

ZenaPay Announces Beta Test of Cannabis Plant Tracking Drone Software

The Canadian cannabis software specialist ZenaPay will be carrying out a beta test of its drone-based plant tracking software in conjunction with GreenHeartCBD. ZenaPay’s highly unique program is designed specifically for enterprise-level cannabis operations, and leverages AI to help customers monitor the lifecycles of their plants from seed up until the point of sale. GreenHeart,…

OneConnect and UBX to Develop Blockchain Platform for Small Business Loans

OneConnect and UBX to Develop Blockchain Platform for Small Business Loans

OneConnect is teaming up with UBX to develop a blockchain platform that will make it easier for small businesses to secure loans in the Philippines. UBX is the FinTech subsidiary of the Union Bank of the Philippines, while OneConnect is a subsidiary of China’s Ping An Group. The alliance will specifically target micro, small, and…

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

From Smart Cards to Smart Cars: Top Mobile ID Stories

There’s always a lot going on in the diverse world of mobile identity and digital security, but this weeks’ roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular articles really runs a topical gamut. Smart cards, for example, continue to be a hot topic as various stakeholders ramp up toward cutting-edge new solutions like biometric payment cards:…

ENACOMM Gets Another Reseller for Conversational Banking Tech

ENACOMM Gets Another Reseller for Conversational Banking Tech

“ENACOMM’s Virtual Personal Assistant and Interactive Voice Response solutions are designed to let end users do their banking entirely through conversation with AI-driven systems, provided that they are properly authenticated.” ENACOMM has teamed with another reseller partner for its financial services automation technology. United Solutions Company (USC), a Credit Union Services Organization with a roster…

Wavio Acoustic Awareness Solution to Benefit from ID R&D

ID R&D has found a new customer for its Acoustic Event Detection technology, which will be integrated into Wavio’s SoundAI platform. First announced back in March, Acoustic Event Detection allows any device with a microphone to detect and identify a range of ambient sounds, including sirens, barking dogs, breaking glass, and calls for help.  …

After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

After Big AI Investment, Hyundai Mobis Announces Biometric Driver Assessment System

“In addition to helping to ensure safe driving, the DSW system is also capable of performing driver identification, and could be used to trigger personalization of in-car settings.” Just a few months after its investment in computer vision specialist Deep Glint, automotive components supplier Hyundai Mobis has announced a new Driver State Warning (DSW) system…

Top Stories: In-car Payments and Other Cutting-edge Technologies

Top Stories: In-car Payments and Other Cutting-edge Technologies

In keeping with the general theme of Mobile ID World, this week’s most popular articles were, for the most part, concerned with new, emerging, and future technologies – not to mention one particularly hot trend in today’s payments industry. That trend is the evolution of payments from cash to digital, contactless mechanisms that offer greater…

New NIST Draft Plan Seeks to Establish AI Standards

New NIST Draft Plan Seeks to Establish AI Standards

“Those standards will serve as the foundation for future AI development…” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is asking the public to weigh in on a new draft plan intended to promote the development of industry standards for Artificial Intelligence. The document was released as part of the American AI Initiative, which seeks…

Audio Analytics Platform Gets Voice Biometrics Support

Audio Analytics Platform Gets Voice Biometrics Support

“Behavox has added voice biometrics capabilities, enabling the system to automatically identify speakers during audio analysis.” Behavox, a “People Analytics” software specialist, has integrated voice biometrics into one of its flagship solutions. With its head office in London and additional offices in New York, San Francisco, and Singapore – as well as an R&D center…

Nuance Forms Research Partnership with Academic AI Institute Mila

Nuance Forms Research Partnership with Academic AI Institute Mila

Nuance Communications is teaming up with Mila, an academic Artificial Intelligence institute based in Quebec. Mila was founded by 2018 Turing Prize winner Yoshua Bengio, and focuses on machine learning with an emphasis on language. Nuance, meanwhile, is a conversational AI specialist, and has developed voice-based solutions for industries ranging from healthcare to finance to…

NEC and Samsung Create Joint 5G Sales Team

NEC and Samsung Create Joint 5G Sales Team

NEC and Samsung are forming a joint marketing team in an effort to accelerate the development of the 5G ecosystem. The team will specifically target the European and APAC markets, and will focus on the delivery of IT services and 5G products that will appeal to international telecom providers. The members of the team will…

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