BrainChip to deliver AI object search and facial recognition for municipal project

BrainChip Holdings has been chosen to provide its AI-powered object search and facial recognition technology in a new large municipal deployment of video surveillance and video analytics. BrainChip Studio’s object search and facial recognition capabilities will initially be deployed in 11 pilot locations during Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, with broader deployments scheduled later in 2018. The project, which has a potential value of more than US$1.2 million, comprises of over 4,000 cameras across several towns and cities in France.

Diebold Nixdorf solution offers ATM access via mobile facial recognition

At next week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, Diebold Nixdorf and Samsung SDS America will jointly showcase Samsung SDS Nexsign, the latest facial recognition authentication method via the ATM. Diebold Nixdorf will also present on this topic at the FIDO Alliance Workshop: Identity is Fundamental: What you Need to Know About Identity & The Future of Money. Other Diebold Nixdorf solutions being showcased at the conference include its latest mobile application software solution that enables financial institutions and retailers to

National Pharmacies intros facial recognition at Australian stores

National Pharmacies has integrated facial recognition capabilities into its in-store kiosks at approximately 100 branded pharmacies in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales to allow customers to conduct a range of transactions, according to a report by IT News. The kiosks are comprised of Samsung tablets running Oracle’s mobile cloud service (MCS). Any of the pharmacy group’s 350,000 registered customers can now authenticate themselves using facial recognition at an in-store kiosk. The tablet’s camera captures a photo of the

DENSO using FotoNation image recognition to improve vehicle safety feature

Automotive technology firm DENSO Corporation will begin using FotoNation’s image recognition technology to significantly improve the performance of its Driver Status Monitor, a safety feature used in commercial vehicles. FotoNation’s facial image recognition technologies will help accelerate DENSO’s development of next-generation products to be used in passenger vehicles, including a system to help drivers return to driving mode during Level 3 of autonomous drive. The partnership will combine DENSO’s accumulated experience in improving the robustness of cabin sensing technologies and

Apple addresses Senator’s privacy and security concerns regarding Face ID

Senator Al Franken expressed his appreciation to Apple for addressing his privacy and security concerns over the company’s Face ID facial recognition technology, which will be available in the upcoming iPhone X, according to a report by CNet. Franken had previously sent Apple a letter following the company’s announcement of the iPhone X, which raised concerns about whether the company could protect people’s privacy. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has said the company used more than 1 billion photos to

3DiVi, Orbbec to deliver body recognition and face tracking software

3D computer vision software development company 3DiVi has partnered with depth sensor manufacturing firm Orbbec to deliver 3D full body and face tracking technology to consumer and corporate markets. 3DiVi is the developer of virtual reality mapping device, VicoVR, which is equipped with skeletal tracking software Nuitrack and top-ranked face recognition SDK. The NIST Face Recognition Vendor Test 2017 recognized 3DiVi face recognition algorithm as the world’s fastest recognition software. Under the partnership, Nuitrack and 3DiVi face SDK will be

Australian startups want access to facial biometrics database

The Australian government’s initiative to allow law enforcement agencies to access facial recognition images stored on a national database has raised privacy and state surveillance concerns. However, the executive of E4 Australia is calling on the government to take the measure one step further by allowing the private sector to access the biometric images, according to a report by Business Insider. Earlier this month, the federal government signed an agreement with its state and territory counterparts to provide law enforcement agencies

China developing huge facial recognition database to identify citizens

China is developing what is expected to be the world’s most powerful facial recognition system with the capacity to identify any one of its 1.3 billion citizens within three seconds, according to a report by South China Morning Post. The system aims to match an individual’s face to their ID photo with approximately 90 percent accuracy for the purpose of tracking wanted suspects and public administration. Launched by the Ministry of Public Security in 2015 and developed in conjunction with

KGI Securities analyst predicts iPhone models in 2018 to ditch fingerprint recognition

In a note to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple will likely replace the Touch ID fingerprint sensor with facial recognition capabilities on all iPhone units planned for manufacturing in 2018, according to a report by MacRumors. According to Kuo, Apple will fully adopt Face ID as its authentication method to give it a competitive edge over Android smartphones. In the past, Kuo has forecasted that it could take years for Android smartphone manufacturers to produce comparable

Pegasystems integrates facial recognition into KYC and CLM apps

Pegasystems Inc. has integrated new facial recognition and identification capabilities from Electronic IDentification (eID) into its Pega Know Your Customer (KYC) and Pega Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) applications. Using advanced biometrics, AI, and optical character recognition (OCR), eID’s facial recognition and identification capabilities match the person’s face with their legal documentation, such as a passport, to quickly and accurately confirm their identity. The process complies with any eID-supported legal ID card and all major international regulations, including Electronic Identification Authentication