ViaTouch integrates EyeLock for “high-tech vending machine” AI

Iris recognition technology from EyeLock will be embedded into ViaTouch’s Auto-Retail solution to provide security and personalization, following an integration partnership announced Wednesday. Developed from its real-time, interactive media solution LISA (which stands for Luxery Interactive Smart Shelves), ViaTouch’s Vicki (ViaTouch Intellishelf Cognitive Kinetic Interactions) product uses artificial intelligence to serve as a virtual clerk and high-tech vending machine. EyeLock’s iris authentication technology with dual-eye verification enables a fast, user-friendly experience, according to the announcement. Vicki engages with customers, talk

AI facial recognition startup SenseTime secures investment from Qualcomm

Chinese artificial intelligence facial recognition startup SenseTime Group has secured an investment from Qualcomm as part of a $500 million funding round that will close later this year, according to a Reuters report. Qualcomm confirmed the investment in a statement. The firms did not disclose the size of the investment. In July, the startup raised $410 million from Chinese investors, which, at the time, was reportedly the largest single financing round for any artificial intelligence company. Earlier this year, it

Yamaha demonstrates MOTORiD with facial and gesture recognition

Yamaha has introduced a new artificial intelligence-powered system for motorcycles enabling facial and gesture recognition, dubbed MOTORiD. The feature allows the bike to be turned on and off with a gesture, and is designed to provide the feeling of Kando, which translates roughly as a strong feeling of excitement and satisfaction caused by experiencing a thing of very high quality, though customers in the western hemisphere may be reminded of Knight Rider. “MOTOROiD’s development concept was an ‘Unleashed Prototype,’ and

SITA showcases biometrics, AI tech at FTE Asia

SITA showcased its technology for airlines and airports at this week’s Future Travel Experience Asia 2017 in Singapore. Biometrics, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and robotics underpin SITA’s solutions for the airport of the future. Technology discussed and demonstrated included SITA Smart Path, a biometrics-based “walkthrough experience” allows passengers to make their way through checkpoints at an airport by simply looking into a camera. “Biometrics offers the opportunity for a secure and seamless experience,” explained Sumesh Patel, SITA President, Asia Pacific.

NEC provided facial recognition-based entrance control system for Taipei Summer Universiade

NEC Corporation has revealed the successful provision of an entrance control system equipped with facial recognition at the 29th Universiade, an international multi-sport event for university athletes, in Taipei, Taiwan. The system utilized NEC’s AI engine for face recognition, NeoFace, in order to authenticate individuals of the organizing staff. The facial images of individuals entering the facilities were taken as they approached the gate. As soon as staff passed their ID cards over a reader, facial recognition confirmed their identity.

Onfido adds new talent in key executive roles

As Onfido scales into new global markets, the company has added new talent in key executive roles including Kevin Trilli as Chief Product Officer, Andy Wilde as Chief Technical Officer, Andy Leaver as Chief Revenue Officer and Lila Tretikov is joining as an Independent Board Director. The new team members join the five-year-old company as it enters its next stage of growth, having recently raised a Series C round of $30m. These latest senior hires will provide guidance as Onfido

Zighra patents technology for user-device behavioral models

Zighra has received its latest patent with the U.S. patent office, enabling the company to develop highly personalized user-device models to safeguard against account hijacking, social engineering, and automated bot attacks negatively impacting the connected economy. The patent expands on the behavioral intelligence layer of Zighra’s foundational patent on N-dimensional authentication. It covers Zighra’s newly-created proprietary lightweight machine learning algorithms that can operate locally on a device. By using device sensors including touchscreens, accelerometers and gyroscopes, Zighra’s machine learning technology

ID R&D develops text-independent multimodal biometrics chatbot solution

ID R&D has launched SafeChat, a text-independent artificial intelligence (AI) that combines keystroke dynamics, behavioral and voice biometrics to facilitate continuous, frictionless authentication for chatbots and virtual assistants. SafeChat continually authenticates the user through their voice interactions, typing mannerisms and behaviors, and facial recognition. The solution’s high-level security features do not require much participation from the end-user. ID R&D’s text-independent chatbot solution is designed to help enterprises communicate with end-users in a secure and convenient way. SafeChat incorporates behavioral, voice and

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.

ConnexiCore to resell Enacomm’s biometric banking services

Enacomm, Inc. has signed a reseller agreement to offer its virtual personal assistant (VPA) and intelligent interactive voice response (IVR) technology to ConnexiCore’s bank and credit union clients ConnexiCore will introduce its bank and credit union clients to VPA banking and the Enacomm Financial Suite (EFS), which includes a hosted, dynamic IVR system for personalized customer interactions. “ConnexiCore’s advisory group is made up of some of the financial industry’s top experts on the technologies of today and tomorrow,” said Enacomm