Yitu Technologies’ AI powers massive facial recognition capabilities

Yitu Technologies’ Dragonfly Eye facial recognition platform has logged 1.8 billion photographs stored in a government database, including Chinese nationals and visitors to the country, the South China Morning Post reports in an article on the company’s powerful artificial intelligence systems. Dragonfly Eye is used by more than 20 provincial security departments, and more than 150 municipal security systems across the country. It enabled the capture of 567 suspected criminals in its first three months of deployment in Shanghai’s Metro

Cognitec adds video investigation tools to FaceVACS-DBScan product

The latest release of Cognitec’s FaceVACS-DBScan product combines the company’s image database search technology with video inspection tools for a multitude of investigation use cases. According to a statement from the German face recognition company, FaceVACS-DBScan LE enables fast import of video footage and detailed investigations of extracted facial images allowing police to quickly narrow down suspect investigations. The investigation can reveal, for example, if a suspect was seen in various locations within a set time window, always with the

Onfido facial and document recognition onboarding platform launches to Salesforce AppExchange

Onfido has announced the launch of its remote onboarding platform on the Salesforce AppExchange to bring its document and facial verification tool to the CRM giant’s Financial Services Cloud and other customers. Onfido uses machine learning technology to enable users to confirm their identity with a photo of an identity documents and a “live” selfie, protecting access to online services. The technology performs automated checks on 600 documents from 192 countries, and is used by 1,500 customers globally, the company

Face-Six releases facial recognititon software for drones

Face-Six has released FA6Drone, a face recognition software solution designed to recognize people from drones (UAV’s). The FFA6Drone software allows drones to identify people from any range, provided that faces are of decent quality and have a minimal size. “We are pleased to offer clients a very powerful tool for identifying people in the field and in the crowd. The new FA6Drone software can be helpful in the lookout for criminals and terrorists in the streets, in the search of

Anixter to discuss smart building applications on Science Channel

Anixter International will provide an update on smart building technology on a new Science Channel series, Tomorrow’s World Today. Anixter will discuss current and future smart building applications including access control, video surveillance, facial recognition and other technologies that can be utilized in any environment whether it is in a commercial building, theme park, stadium or classroom. Tomorrow’s World Today is a new technology-inspired television program dedicated to exploring topics such as sustainability, educating viewers on new technology, and showcasing

Romania’s busiest international airport upgrading CCTV, adding facial recognition

The National Airport Company in Bucharest is planning an EUR 8.8 million upgrade of the coverage of the CCTV system at the Henri Coanda Airport. According to a Business Review report, the upgrade will include a facial recognition and automatic license plate number recognition solution, as well as an extension of the area covered by video surveillance. The CCTV system will be extended to areas currently not covered including public areas, technical areas, airport platforms, lounges and any other areas

DHS considering merging its trusted traveler programs

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske said this week that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering merging its two trusted traveler programs, according to Travelmarket Report. Pekoske said that merging the TSA’s PreCheck program with the Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Global Entry programs would streamline management and possibly enhance security. PreCheck is administered by the TSA while Global Entry is managed by CBP. Pekoske said there about 12 million people enrolled in both programs and that

Online fraud during holiday shopping period down in 2017

Online fraud during the holiday shopping period from Black Friday to Cyber Monday fell by 33 percent, and for 2017 has decreased by 17 percent compared to last year, after growing steadily from 2014 to 2016, according to research revealed Tuesday by Jumio. Online businesses are increasingly combatting fraud with a combination of ID and identity verification, the company says, often through facial recognition with a selfie or video, which deters fraud attempts. “While 2017 witnessed the first decline in

VisionLabs and BS/2 partner for interbank facial recognition services

VisionLabs and Lithuanian banking technology company BS/2 have announced a strategic partnership to create a line of interbank services for contactless identification based on facial identification. The services will be offered as an integrated solution utilize a self-service video surveillance and fraud prevention system from ATMeye.IQ and the LUNA facial verification platform with the existing portrait camera. The solution captures depersonalized user data with video stream analysis including gender, age, race, and emotional responses, providing opportunities for marketing research, KPI

Alibaba speech and facial recognition tech to be deployed in Shanghai subway system

Speech and facial recognition technologies developed by Alibaba will be deployed in Shanghai subway system, according to a report in the South China Morning Post. Alibaba and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group said this week that the Metro would install “far-field” speech recognition technology in ticket machines in all stations, as well as facial recognition systems at station entrances to verify commuters identities. According to Yan Zhijie, director of intelligent speech recognition at Alibaba’s Institute of Data and Science Technology, far-field