TMR report forecasts growth in facial recognition market to meet security needs

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled “Facial Recognition Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast 2017–2025,” which details the growing number of applications of facial recognition technology in visual surveillance systems and to corroborate other biometric systems in meeting a range of security needs. The report states how the rapidly emerging real-life applications of facial recognition technology in various areas related to public security is constantly driving growth of the facial recognition

NTechLab facial recognition solution finds applications in retail, public safety

FindFace is finding applications in public safety, law enforcement and fraud prevention, according to a report by PYMNTS.com. Developed by Russian machine learning and artificial intelligence company NTechLab two years ago, the technology initially began as a tool for identifying people on Russian social media from pictures of faces taken with a smartphone camera. To address privacy concerns regarding the use of biometrics, NTechLab CEO Mikhail Ivanov said that society needs to maintain an ongoing dialogue about when and where

Neurotechnology adds face recognition, tracking to video surveillance systems; researchers win competition

Neurotechnology has released SentiVeillance Server, a ready-to-use solution that integrates with surveillance video management systems (VMS). SentiVeillance Server is based on the company’s deep neural network technology for facial recognition from surveillance camera video, giving a VMS advanced capabilities, including the ability to quickly and accurately recognize faces in video streams and trigger analytical event notifications whenever the system detects an authorized, unauthorized or unknown individual. The new capabilities significantly improves the workflow of VMS operators so that they can

BioConnect integrates FacePhi face authentication into biometric ID platform

BioConnect has integrated FacePhi’s SelPhi face recognition system into the company’s agnostic biometric identification platform, BioConnect ID. The joint solution will deliver facial recognition and a range of biometric-based identity methods to FacePhi’s banking customers and prospective partners in the banking industry. The two companies have combined their expertise in a way that empowers a truly seamless and secure identification and authentication experience in both the physical and digital world leveraging biometric technology. “This is an opportunity for both companies

Korean institute develops lowest-power-consuming AI chips for facial recognition

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAST) has developed the “K-Eye” series chip, which it says is the world’s lowest-power-consuming artificial intelligence (AI) chip for facial recognition, according to a report by The Investor. The K-Eye series is available in two versions. The first version is a wearable device that resembles a necklace and can be connected to handsets via Bluetooth. The second version is a dongle unit that can be attached to smartphones similar to a portable USB

UWE Bristol, Customer Clever to develop 3-D facial recognition system

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has partnered with British facial recognition firm Customer Clever to develop a 3-D facial recognition system for high security commercial applications, according to a report in Phys.org. Customer Clever is already successfully providing its line of face recognition solutions — CleverIntel, CleverID, CleverAccess and CleverPod — for customers in a range of sectors, including retail. Innovate UK has allocated joint funding of £170,000 (US$217,657) for the two-year project in an effort

Hitachi develops breath-alcohol detection device with facial recognition

Hitachi has developed a prototype system for a new breath-alcohol detection device with facial recognition capabilities. Since developing a prototype with Honda R&D Co. in March 2016, Hitachi has been conducting further research to increase the reliability of the sensor, reduce its size, and develop application software. In March 2017, Hitachi conducted field tests involving employees at three sales offices of Hitachi Capital Auto Lease to verify the practicality of the new breath-alcohol detection device — namely, to figure out

Diebold Nixdorf, Samsung SDS to showcase biometric ATM

Diebold Nixdorf and Samsung SDS America have partnered to showcase how integrating mobile biometric technology and the self-service channel can help improve security and the overall consumer experience. The companies will jointly demonstrate the mobile-based biometric authentication method at the Digital Banking conference in Austin, Texas on June 12-14. The mobile-based transaction combines Samsung SDS Nexsign, a FIDO compliant biometric authentication platform that includes facial recognition technology combined with the ATM to complete a secure cardless cash withdrawal in seconds.

China tech firms bypassing privacy concerns to apply facial recognition

China’s technology firms are rushing to apply the commercial use of facial recognition technology, bypassing the same privacy concerns that have slowed the roll out of the technology in Western markets, according to a report by The Financial Times. People in China are arguably less concerned about privacy rights violation than in Western countries as they are accustomed to having their faces scanned to conduct daily tasks, such as making payments to access residential blocks, student dormitories and hotels. In

Dubai to test ObjectTech-developed biometric border control system

UK-based ObjectTech has signed an agreement with Dubai’s Immigration and Visas Department (GDRFA) to test its ‘gate-less’ border technology, which combines biometric verification and blockchain technology. Once launched, the pilot program will allow passengers travelling to Dubai to walk straight from the plane to baggage reclaim via a short tunnel in which a facial recognition system will conduct a three dimensional scan of the passenger’s face to instantly verify their identity against a digital passport. ObjectTech was selected in January