facial recognition

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.…

CULedger Celebrates Pilot of Biometric MyCUID Solution for Credit Unions

CULedger Celebrates Pilot of Biometric MyCUID Solution for Credit Unions

The Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) CULedger has completed a successful pilot of its new MyCUID digital credential. MyCUID is compliant with the latest Know Your Customer regulations, and uses mobile biometrics to verify the identities of credit union customers. The platform leverages the biometric readers available on many modern smartphones, and can authenticate users…

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…

Nokia and Telia Hit 2 Gbps During 5G Demo in Helsinki

Nokia and Telia Hit 2 Gbps During 5G Demo in Helsinki

Nokia and Telia are toasting a successful demo of their 5G infrastructure in Finland. The demonstration took place at the downtown Maria 01 startup campus during the annual Slush start-up event, which takes place every November in Helsinki. The test was set up as part of a broader effort to show startups what they can…

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…

Apple Patent Describes Gaze Tracking System

Apple Patent Describes Gaze Tracking System

A newly granted patent suggests that Apple is continuing to refine its Face ID face scanning system, and may even be planning to bring it to its laptop and desktop devices. As Patently Apple reports, the new patent concerns gaze and head tracking. It outlines how infrared light can be used to track a user’s…

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…

Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe

Apple Pay Extends Reach in Europe

Apple Pay has now arrived in Bulgaria and Belarus. Apple’s biometrically secured mobile payments platform arrived in the former country via First Investment Bank, or Fibank, earlier this month; in Belarus, meanwhile, the platform has just launched with the support of BPS-Sberbank. As 9to5Mac reports, this is the domestic arm of the major Russian bank…

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…

COFIDES Provides €200,000 for FacePhi’s South Korean Expansion

COFIDES Provides €200,000 for FacePhi’s South Korean Expansion

FacePhi will be getting a boost from COFIDES as it looks to expand its foothold in South Korea. The facial recognition specialist first announced the creation of a FacePhi APAC subsidiary back in May, and has now revealed that it will receive a €200,000 investment from the COFIDES Fund for Foreign Investment Operations for Small…

Vivo S5 Launches With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo S5 Launches With In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Vivo has announced the launch of the Vivo S5 smartphone in China, featuring an in-display fingerprint scanner. Biometric security in smartphones has been a major focus for years now. Apple popularized fingerprint recognition when it the released Touch ID on the iPhone 5S back in 2013, and since then most manufacturers have included some form…

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Biometric Tech in the Spotlight in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories is a biometrics-heavy one, particularly when it comes to smart card technology. That’s fitting, because it’s Biometric Smart Cards month at Mobile ID World, and each week we’re delivering in-depth features on this exciting technology. This week’s special report, “The Payment Cards Puzzle is Solved”, offers…

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