face biometrics

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

BBVA to Deploy Nok Nok’s FIDO Authentication Tech

The Spanish bank BBVA has partnered with Nok Nok Labs in an effort to strengthen the biometric security of its mobile platform. To that end, Nok Nok will outfit BBVA with a number of different authentication technologies for its mobile and online channels. The two companies did not specify exactly which authentication technologies would be…

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung Stuffs 5G Safety and Infotainment Features Into Digital Cockpit 2020

Samsung is continuing to explore the potential for connected vehicles with the CES debut of the Digital Cockpit 2020. The new Digital Cockpit is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Samsung’s HARMAN International subsidiary. So what can drivers expect to find? The Digital Cockpit is built with an Exynos Auto V9 System on Chip,…

Hidden Code Hints at Deepfake Face Swap Feature for TikTok and Douyin

Hidden Code Hints at Deepfake Face Swap Feature for TikTok and Douyin

The Chinese tech company ByteDance has been quietly developing a Face Swap utility that could make it much easier to create and distribute a deepfake video on social media. ByteDance is the parent company of the popular TikTok social media app, and the sister Douyin app in China. While Face Swap has not yet been…

CloudMinds Launches Robot Rental Program

CloudMinds Launches Robot Rental Program

CloudMinds is launching a new rent-a-robot program that will make it easier for customers to get their hands on cloud-based service robots. The Smart Robots available to customers have a humanoid design and natural language processing (NLP) capabilities that will facilitate conversations and other interactions in multiple languages. The service seems to be geared primarily…

Jumio Hosts Mustache Authentication Contest to Raise Money for Movember

Jumio Hosts Mustache Authentication Contest to Raise Money for Movember

Jumio is stepping up in the fight against prostate and testicular cancer with a $10,800 donation to the Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation is a men’s health charity that raises mental health and suicide awareness in addition to its cancer-fighting efforts.   The Jumio donation is the result of an in-house Movember competition. Each November,…

Baidu Emphasizes Children’s Mode in New Xiaodu X8 Smart Speaker

Baidu Emphasizes Children’s Mode in New Xiaodu X8 Smart Speaker

Baidu has released its latest smart speaker for the Chinese market. Dubbed the Xiaodu Smart Display X8, the new smart home device offers an 8-inch FullView touchscreen display with 1280×800 resolution and a robust four-microphone array to facilitate far-field voice interactions. The X8 supports multiple biometric modalities, including face and gesture recognition. Facial recognition is…

CyberLink Partners with Advantech to Improve FaceMe Platform

CyberLink Partners with Advantech to Improve FaceMe Platform

CyberLink is toasting the improved performance of its FaceMe facial recognition platform in the wake of its strategic partnership with Advantech. The two companies have joined forces in an effort to develop better facial recognition solutions for IoT and AIoT devices. To that end, CyberLink has integrated Advantech’s AIR Inference System, which has yielded a…

New Apple Patent Could Improve Face ID with Partial Face Recognition

New Apple Patent Could Improve Face ID with Partial Face Recognition

Apple has filed a patent application for an improved version of Face ID that would be able to recognize partial faces and overcome poor lighting conditions. The newly published application was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent specifically concerns a neural network module for a device equipped with a TrueDepth camera.…

Trulioo Brings ID Verification Tech to Ghana and Nigeria

Trulioo Brings ID Verification Tech to Ghana and Nigeria

Trulioo’s mobile identity verification services are now available to customers in Nigeria and Ghana. The news will greatly expand Trulioo’s presence in Africa, and facilitate its efforts to raise financial inclusion through the creation of secure digital identities. “Financial institutions are reluctant to do business with citizens who lack a verified digital identity, as it…

Connected Cars Present Myriad Opportunities for Biometrics: Aware, Inc.

Connected Cars Present Myriad Opportunities for Biometrics: Aware, Inc.

“It’s a compelling case for bringing biometrics into the car, and given Aware’s expertise in the world of biometric authentication, it’s coming from an expert source.” As today’s cars get increasingly sophisticated on the technological and IT front, Aware Inc. wants to put biometric technology in the driver’s seat. The company has published a new…

Keesing Releases New Selfie-Based Onboarding Solution

Keesing Releases New Selfie-Based Onboarding Solution

Keesing Technologies has released a new web API that was built to facilitate the remote onboarding of new customers for financial institutions. The solution is part of the company’s broader AuthentiScan suite, and leverages document reading and facial recognition capabilities. To that end, Keesing is a document verification specialist with a reference database that includes…

Simeio Unveils Identity Vault App with Facial Recognition Tech

Simeio Unveils Identity Vault App with Facial Recognition Tech

Simeio Solutions has released a new identity verification app that utilizes facial recognition to confirm the validity of an official government ID. The app has been dubbed the Simeio Identity Vault, and it is available for iOS and Android devices and through the web. Identity Vault was designed to lower the cost of identity proofing…

Mobile Account Registration in China Now Requires Facial Recognition Scan

Mobile Account Registration in China Now Requires Facial Recognition Scan

The government of China has formally implemented a new rule that makes a facial recognition scan a required part of the mobile registration process. Anyone hoping to sign up for mobile phone services will now need to undergo a scan, expanding on the previous system that only asked customers to provide an identity card. The…

Google Photos Adds (AI-assisted) Manual Face Tagging

Google Photos Adds (AI-assisted) Manual Face Tagging

Google has released an update to its wildly popular Photos app that allows users to manually tag people in their pictures, so long as Google’s facial recognition algorithm recognizes there is a face in the photo. Up until now, Photos users have had the option of enabling the “face grouping” feature in the app, which…

Megvii Hits Regulatory Obstacle Ahead of Hong Kong IPO

Megvii Hits Regulatory Obstacle Ahead of Hong Kong IPO

Beijing-based facial recognition company Megvii has indeed pressed ahead with its push for a Q4 IPO in Hong Kong, but has reportedly run into a regulatory obstacle. Citing anonymous “with knowledge of the matter”, Reuters reports that the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Listing Committee did not approve Megvii’s application last week, with committee members asking…

b-sharpe Turns to Onfido for Secure Onboarding

b-sharpe Turns to Onfido for Secure Onboarding

The Swiss company b-sharpe has turned to Onfido for secure onboarding and identity verification. b-sharpe is an online currency exchange platform that provides individuals and businesses with transparent pricing for currency exchanges. The company has cleared 1 billion Swiss Francs in transactions for 14,000 customers, and claims to save those customers around 70 percent when…

Jumio Takes Home Biometrics Prize at 2019 Payments Awards

Jumio Takes Home Biometrics Prize at 2019 Payments Awards

Jumio has received yet another award in recognition of its Jumio Authentication solution. The onboarding platform has been named the winner in the Best Use of Biometrics Category at the 2019 Payments Awards, which have recognized top achievements in the payments space for the past seven years. The Biometrics Category specifically recognizes a payments solution…

4Stop Integrates Jumio’s Identity Verification Technology

4Stop Integrates Jumio’s Identity Verification Technology

The German compliance and fraud prevention company 4Stop has bolstered its platform with Jumio’s identity verification technology. The two companies have formed an integrated partnership that will allow 4Stop customers to take advantage of Jumio’s tech and meet the latest Know-Your-Customer requirements. “Jumio is a global leader and innovator in AI-powered identity verification,” said 4Stop…

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple Patent Could Bring Face ID to Apple Watch

Apple has officially received a patent for technology that could help to bring Face ID to the Apple Watch. The patent application was first published back in Spring of 2018, but is now one of 52 new Apple patents that has been granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the patent, the…

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