LG’s latest smartphones use Sensory facial recognition technology

September 12, 2017 - 

LG has implemented Sensory‘s deep learning facial recognition security technology and deep learning anti-spoofing algorithms into the new flagship V30 smartphone, as well as the Q6 and G6 models.

Sensory’s TrulySecure face biometric authentication technology rapidly, seamlessly and securely recognizes enrolled users’ faces in less than a second, and differentiates individuals at a 99.999 percent accuracy rate.

Sensory’s facial biometric recognition technology eliminates the need for additional hardware and works with LG’s standard 2D front facing cameras.

The solution runs completely on device, ensuring that facial biometric data and camera data is never sent to the cloud to prevent any potential security and privacy concerns.

“The pursuits of providing an excellent user experience and boosting user security have long been the leading drivers for innovation in the mobile space,” said Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory. “Sensory believes in layering biometrics like face and voice to create a highly secure, but hassle free experience. With LG’s integration of our TrulySecure authentication solution, users can simply hold their phone in front of them as they normally would when using it and it will unlock itself once their face is authenticated, no need to touch any buttons or biometric scanners.”

Unlike other face recognition solutions that require a reduction in user security to compensate for the false rejects associated with not recognizing users while wearing accessories that partially cover the user’s face, Sensory’s embedded deep learning convolutional neural nets easily recognize users when a portion of the user’s face is obstructed by accessories.

Further increasing the security offered by TrulySecure, Sensory implements deep learning liveness detection algorithms that makes it nearly impossible for a third-party to spoof the facial recognition algorithms with photos or video of the enrolled user.

LG has also implemented Sensory’s TrulySecure Speaker Verification and TrulyHandsfree wake word so phones can have added security through voice, and wake on command with low power activation that doesn’t exhaust the battery.

These voice biometric technologies also run on device, ensuring that the biometric data and the spoken wake word are never sent to the cloud.

“The power of familiarity is revealed in user interface preferences. Facial recognition currently has lower familiarity than more established methods of security access and control, but will become more appealing as familiarity increases.” Said Jennifer Kent, Director, Parks Associates. “With major smartphone brands rolling out facial recognition as a key security measure, both awareness of and trust in this feature is expected to rise in 2018.”

Previously reported, Sensory is providing the first public demo of its in-app, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered virtual banking teller at FinovateFall 2017 this week in New York City.

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