facial biometrics

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

Yoti Shares Surprising Results of UK Charity Sector Research

“…Yoti’s Head of Social Impact, Ken Banks, explained that many charity organizations felt that technological solutions based on smartphones would actually hinder access to services, since many charity recipients will either not have the required hardware or technological literacy to confidently use the new tools.” Yoti has concluded its research on the digital identity needs…

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

A new Windows 10 update has delivered FIDO2 authentication, with Microsoft placing its Windows Hello biometric authentication platform closer to front and center for end users. With respect to the latter, Windows’ development team has now placed a Windows Hello setup button right on the OS’s lock screen. It’s clearly a move aimed at encouraging…

Jumio Returns to REGTECH100 for Second Consecutive Year

Jumio Returns to REGTECH100 for Second Consecutive Year

“…the number of candidates nominated for this year’s REGTECH100 had nearly doubled over last year, reaching 824 – a sign of the vitality of this market area in the wake of major new regulations such as the European Union’s GDPR and PSD2 rules.” The industry accolades continue for Jumio, with the company making the REGTECH100…

BioID and Pikcio Are Developing Facial Recognition Age Verification for UK Websites

BioID and Pikcio Are Developing Facial Recognition Age Verification for UK Websites

“The technology will be used by the jointly-developed service to verify the age of individuals in the UK seeking to access adult websites.” BioID has teamed up with Swiss blockchain specialist Pikcio to develop an age verification service based on facial recognition. The latter technology comes by way of BioID, which upgraded its BWS solution…

China AI Computer Vision Firm AEYE-GO Scores VC Funding

China AI Computer Vision Firm AEYE-GO Scores VC Funding

“The management of Sodexo Ventures were evidently intrigued by AEYE-GO’s automated checkout kiosk technology, which is designed to use both facial and object recognition to identify individuals in a cafeteria and the items on their food trays.” AEYE-GO has become the latest China-based AI firm to receive venture capital funding, which has arrived from Sodexo…

Japanese IT Security Specialist to Market SAFR Facial Recognition to Client Network

Japanese IT Security Specialist to Market SAFR Facial Recognition to Client Network

Seattle-based RealNetworks has entered into a new licensing and distribution partnership with Net One Partners, an IT security solutions provider based in Tokyo. The latter will develop and market solutions based on RealNetworks’ SAFR facial recognition technology to its network of ICT infrastructure providers. It would appear to be a good fit. RealNetworks’ SAFR solution…

Chinese Gov’t Pressures Tencent to Verify Players’ Ages with Biometrics

Chinese Gov’t Pressures Tencent to Verify Players’ Ages with Biometrics

“Tencent says its aim is to use facial recognition technology to match players against their government databases in order to verify their ages, which suggests it’s working closely with government authorities.” At the Chinese government’s behest, Tencent Holdings says it is exploring the use of facial recognition technology to prevent minors from playing its wildly…

IDEMIA, Altran to Demo Autonomous Car at Paris Motor Show

IDEMIA, Altran to Demo Autonomous Car at Paris Motor Show

“[IDEMIA]  has designed a smartphone-based digital key system for end users, which operates with facial recognition to enable entry to the vehicle.” IDEMIA has teamed up with engineering services provider Altran to develop a new autonomous vehicle dubbed “Columbia”. The small car is designed for use on either a personal or a shared basis, and…

Tatra Banka Uses Innovatrics’ Biometrics for Customer Onboarding

Tatra Banka Uses Innovatrics’ Biometrics for Customer Onboarding

“…DOT also features a liveness detection system that requires users to follow a moving dot on their device display while the system tracks their eye movements.” A Slovakian commercial bank is now taking advantage of biometric technology from Innovatrics for customer onboarding. Tatra Banka is using Innovatrics’ Digital Onboarding Toolkit, or DOT. The solution is…

EmTech Seeks to Leverage Biometric Hashing Tech from Trust Stamp

EmTech Seeks to Leverage Biometric Hashing Tech from Trust Stamp

EmTech is bringing biometric hashing technology from Trust Stamp to its Responsible Gold, G-Coin, and Emergent Payments platforms, the company has announced. The announcement comes a few months after the news that American and Mexican Attorneys General were working with Trust Stamp to leverage its biometric hashing technology to track individuals connected to illicit human…

Apple Exploring Thermal Imaging for Computer Vision, Patent Suggests

Apple Exploring Thermal Imaging for Computer Vision, Patent Suggests

A new patent application suggests Apple is working on computer vision technology that incorporates heat mapping. Vaguely titled “Method And System For Determining At Least One Property Related To At Least Part Of A Real Environment,” the patent application details computer vision techniques for assessing objects in a dynamic environment with multiple moving elements, most…

Onfido Onboarding Goes Indiegogo

Onfido Onboarding Goes Indiegogo

Onfido‘s mobile biometrics technology has just seen a high-profile new integration, supporting identity security on the popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The platform is now using Onfido’s to help keep fraudsters off of the platform by prompting new users to upload images of their official identity documents as well as selfies. Onfido’s system is designed to…

IDEMIA 3D Face Delivers Sophisticated Biometrics to Mobile Devices

IDEMIA 3D Face Delivers Sophisticated Biometrics to Mobile Devices

“…IDEMIA emphasized that its 3D Face system is aimed primarily at smartphones, but also offers ‘the potential for future uses: tomorrow, it could be incorporated into vehicle technology, for example, and recognize each car’s owner — or even identify abnormal behavior such as the driver falling asleep at the wheel.’” Seeking to take advantage of…

New Code Suggests Google Will Deliver Face Unlock in Coming Chrome OS Devices

New Code Suggests Google Will Deliver Face Unlock in Coming Chrome OS Devices

It looks like Google is preparing to bring a Face Unlock system to future devices running on its Chrome OS. The revelation comes by way of some newly added code in Chrome’s back-end. While the clues offered in code snippets can sometimes be a bit ambiguous, this sample seems pretty clear, with its key line…

New iPhones to Feature Face ID, Even Budget-Friendly LCD Model: Reports

New iPhones to Feature Face ID, Even Budget-Friendly LCD Model: Reports

“Overall, iPhone shipments are expected to reach 70-75 million units by the end of the year, forecasting a resurgence of popularity not seen since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.” With this autumn’s anticipated new iPhone launches fast approaching, details about the products – and their market expectations – are getting…

Chinese AI Startups Overtake US Firms in VC Backing: Report

Chinese AI Startups Overtake US Firms in VC Backing: Report

Chinese AI startups have now overtaken their American counterparts in attracting investment, according to a new report from ABI Research. The report asserts that China-based AI firms raised $5 billion in venture capital in 2017, compared to $4.4 billion raised by firms in the US. Notably, the Chinese firms raised $4.9 billion from 19 investments,…

FaceTec Attains 100% Anti-Spoofing Score in iBeta Level 1 PAD Certification Test

FaceTec Attains 100% Anti-Spoofing Score in iBeta Level 1 PAD Certification Test

“Though negative results are not published, we believe most of our competitors have attempted similar PAD testing and failed, so achieving the first and only Level 1 certification is truly a milestone in the biometrics industry.” – Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO, FaceTec FaceTec‘s ZoOm 3D Face Login system has become the first biometric technology to attain…

Hong Kong Smartglasses Firm Sees ‘No Shortage of Budget’ in Gov’t Surveillance

Hong Kong Smartglasses Firm Sees ‘No Shortage of Budget’ in Gov’t Surveillance

Xloong, a Hong Kong-based tech company specializing in Augmented Reality glasses, is looking to the government’s growing interest in biometric surveillance technology to turn the company to profitability. The firm was founded in 2015, and has tailored its smart glasses technology to a number of applications including industrial engineering, messaging displays in military helmets, and…

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