Facial recognition firm Kairos receives funding from Florida Institute

November 18, 2015 - 

Kairos announced it has received funding from the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute).

Kairos’ technology, which is licensed from the University of Central Florida, uses three-dimensional data to measure people’s feelings and interactions. The company’s face analysis algorithms enable users to capture human metrics.

The Institute supports the creation of new companies based on publicly-funded research, and bridges early funding gaps for companies that stem from Florida-based universities and research institutions.

“At Kairos, we believe that data as we know it today is just the beginning for business intelligence, and our mission is to radically change how companies understand people,” said Kairos CEO Brian Brackeen. “Kairos is the only player offering both emotional analysis and facial recognition technologies used to capture decisive moments in people’s behavior to empower companies with meaningful metrics.”

Kairos offers a suite of tools and analytics software that enable developers to use Kairos’ facial recognition solutions, starting with Kairos Face Recognition API, which provides new advanced facial recognition capabilities for developers to improve their applications.

Kairos Emotion Analysis API allows developers or researchers to recognize a wide range of emotions and facial expression in video, while Kairos Crowd Analytics SDK allows developers to develop software that measures the quantity, gender, age and focus of faces in live video.

Finally, IMRSV (formerly CaraCV) is a camera enabled software solution that collects continuous audience analytics to measure these engagements.

“Designed for innovative, data driven businesses, Kairos makes face recognition and behavior analysis easy for companies and developers,” said Institute CEO Jamie Grooms. “Kairos goes beyond traditional methods used for capturing the multidimensional and sophisticated characteristics of human beings, and the Institute is pleased to support their continued progress.”

Previously reported, Biometric Update spoke to Kairos founder and CEO Brian Brackeen about their acquisition of emotion analysis firm IMRSV.

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