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NEC Establishes AI and Human Rights Principles

NEC Establishes AI and Human Rights Principles

The NEC Corporation has established a set of human rights principles to guide its business decisions when using biometrics and artificial intelligence. The newly published “NEC Group AI and Human Rights Principles” reflect a commitment to privacy at every stage of development, and are also intended to ensure compliance with international rules and regulations. With…

LabTwin Launches Digital Assistant for Scientific Researchers

LabTwin Launches Digital Assistant for Scientific Researchers

LabTwin GmbH has announced the launch of a new digital assistant designed specifically for research and laboratory settings. The eponymous system uses voice recognition and AI to allow scientists to offload a number of more mundane clerical tasks. For instance, scientists can use their voice to ask LabTwin to take notes, capture data, or set…

BRIEF: Automotive Biometrics Reach a New Gear

BRIEF: Automotive Biometrics Reach a New Gear

The idea of incorporating biometric technology into cars has been gaining traction for several years now, with many recognizing the obvious benefits of using, for example, fingerprint recognition instead of a key for the ignition. But now that biometric technology is starting to converge on the automotive industry in a big way, the full breadth…

Qualcomm Unveils New AI-Enabled Chip for Smart Audio Devices

Qualcomm Unveils New AI-Enabled Chip for Smart Audio Devices

Qualcomm has announced the launch of the QCS400 SoC series, a new line of chip-based AI solutions that are specifically designed for smart speakers and other smart audio applications. The chips offer users a greatly improved voice recognition interface, with far-field keyword recognition and echo cancellation that will make it easier to interact with voice…

ID R&D Introduces Acoustic Event Detection

ID R&D Introduces Acoustic Event Detection

“The technology is designed to leverage any connected device’s built-in microphone in order to listen for certain kinds of audio, such as a crying baby, breaking glass, gunshots, and so on.” ID R&D has added an innovative new capability to its AI-driven biometric solutions portfolio: Acoustic Event Detection. It’s pretty much what it sounds like.…

Google Unveils Smaller and Faster Speech Recognition Technology

Google Unveils Smaller and Faster Speech Recognition Technology

Google has made some significant improvements to the speech recognizer on its mobile phones. The new software outputs every single character in real time and is entirely contained on the mobile device, which means that the dictation system will work offline with zero latency. Johan Schalkwyk, a Google Fellow with the company’s Speech Team, explained…

5G, IoT, AI to Be Key Topics at MWC19 LA

5G, IoT, AI to Be Key Topics at MWC19 LA

“Organizers with the GSMA say they expect MWC19 Los Angeles to attract over 22,000 attendees…” Riding on the high of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, GSMA organizers have announced details for this year’s big American event. Mobile World Congress Americas has been rebranded “MWC19 Los Angeles” for this year, though it will retain…

Hyundai Mobis Takes $5M Stake in AI Specialist

Hyundai Mobis Takes $5M Stake in AI Specialist

“The Deep Glint investment is valued at $5 million, and reflects a broader trend as the automotive sector increasingly embraces AI and biometric technologies. “ Hyundai Mobis has taken a big stake in China-based computer vision specialist Deep Glint, signalling the growing importance of AI and biometrics in the automotive sector. Deep Glint specializes in…

Nuance Looks to Give Human Call Center Agents an AI Boost

Nuance Looks to Give Human Call Center Agents an AI Boost

“Nuance says that Agent AI has already been deployed by some clients – and has already delivered compelling results.” Nuance Communications has announced a new tool for the contact center aimed at helping human agents to better serve callers. Called “Agent AI”, the solution is designed to deliver real-time insights concerning previous interactions with callers,…

Onfido Grabs Three Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Onfido Grabs Three Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Onfido’s Identity Verification Engine nabbed three prizes at the 2019 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. The haul includes a silver medal in the Fraud Prevention category, and bronze medals for Artificial Intelligence Security and Multi-Factor Authentication.  The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards are presented by Cybersecurity Insiders, and are determined with input from the broader cybersecurity community. They were…

GSMA Highlights 5G, Other Key Themes of MWC19

GSMA Highlights 5G, Other Key Themes of MWC19

–Listen to Mobile ID World’s audio interviews with identity experts at Mobile World Congress– This year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona is a wrap, and organizer GSMA is celebrating a very successful event. The mobile alliance says that MWC19 Barcelona saw 109,000 visitors from all over the world, with 55 percent of attendees being senior-level executives…

MWC Barcelona: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on Embedded AI and Vision/Voice Fusion Tech [Audio]

MWC Barcelona: Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on Embedded AI and Vision/Voice Fusion Tech [Audio]

Mobile ID World is in Barcelona, reporting live from Mobile World Congress: the most important mobility conference in the world. This year, MWC’s theme is ‘Intelligent Connectivity’, and with AI, IoT, biometrics and identity all converging to bring about new and innovative user experiences, it was only appropriate we catch up with Sensory, Inc., an…

5G Networks to Reach 2.7B People by 2025: GSMA Report

5G Networks to Reach 2.7B People by 2025: GSMA Report

“…the report predicts that by 2025, there will be about 1.4 billion 5G connections around the world, accounting for 15 percent of the global mobile market.” Just ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, the GSMA has issued a new report predicting the spread of 5G networks and the transformative impact it will deliver together…

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…

Eyesight Announces New Passenger Monitoring System to Make Driving Safer

Eyesight Announces New Passenger Monitoring System to Make Driving Safer

Eyesight Technologies has announced the launch of a new Occupancy Monitoring System that will make the ride safer for everyone in the car. Dubbed “CabinSense”, the new system uses sensors to determine the number of passengers in a vehicle while also gathering information about their age, gender, and relative position. CabinSense can then use that…

IBM Uses Wearable IoT Devices to Improve Worker Safety

IBM Uses Wearable IoT Devices to Improve Worker Safety

IBM has announced a slew of new partnerships that will help make hazardous workplaces safer for employees. The tech giant is specifically targeting physically demanding fields like mining, factories, and construction, equipping workers with wearable Watson IoT devices that monitor biometrics and changes in the surrounding environment, including height, heat, and gas levels. The new…

OneSpan Launches AI-Driven ‘Risk Analytics’ Solution

OneSpan Launches AI-Driven ‘Risk Analytics’ Solution

OneSpan has launched a new Risk Analytics solution aimed at the financial services sector. It’s a cloud-based, open API platform that leverages AI to spot potential fraud attempts. Backed by machine learning, its AI system is designed to assess a range of metrics including device information, transaction data, and user behavior in order to deliver…

Nuance Unveils AI-Driven ‘Ambient Clinical Intelligence’ Solution at HIMSS

Nuance Unveils AI-Driven ‘Ambient Clinical Intelligence’ Solution at HIMSS

“…Rush University Medical Center, a Chicago-based academic medical institution, has signed on as a strategic development partner in the ACI project…” Just in time for HIMSS 2019, Nuance Communications has unveiled its latest artificial intelligence-driven solution for the healthcare market. Dubbed “Ambient Clinical Intelligence”, or “ACI”, the solution builds on the speech recognition technology of…

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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