Enacomm and Advantel partner to offer financial institutions interactive voice response and voice biometrics

Authentication company Enacomm and voice and data solutions provider Advantel have announced a partnership to provide financial institutions with dynamic interactive voice response (IVR) and other technologies for personalized customer interactions. Advantel will offer AI-powered VPA (virtual personal assistant) banking and the Enacomm Financial Suite (EFS), which includes voice biometrics and customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities, to financial institutions under the partnership. “Advantel’s team of experts designs, implements and maintains powerful converged solutions for businesses worldwide,” said Enacomm CEO Michael

NEC showcasing immersive retail experience that incorporates biometrics and AI at NRF 2018

NEC will showcase an immersive retail experience that incorporates NEC’s retail technologies, including POS hardware, software, biometrics, artificial intelligence, analytics and digital signage solutions next week at NRF 2018 in New York City. “NEC is a leading innovator in delivering retail technologies and solutions from the point of sale to the back office and beyond,” explained Matt Worley, VP of NEC Retail Solutions. “We firmly believe that leveraging data and analytics the same way online retailers have for years –

Gartner predicts smartphone AI to replace passwords with behavioral biometrics

Aritificial Intelligence features will become a critical differentiator for smartphone vendors over the next two years, and will soon enable on-device behavioral biometrics to replace many passwords and active authentications, according to the latest report from Gartner. The report “Market Insight: 10 Use Cases for AI-Powered Smartphones to Generate New Business Opportunities” says that 80 percent of smartphones shipped by 2022 will have on-device AI capabilities, increasing from 10 percent in 2017. Gartner predicts usability and self-service capabilities will be

Google researchers create universal adversarial image patches to defeat AI object recognition

A team of Google researchers has developed a way to defeat AI-based image recognition systems with adversarial images that can be printed at home, and do not need to be tuned to the image they are attempting to mask, The Verge reports. In a paper (PDF) describing their method for creating “universal, robust, targeted adversarial image patches in the real world,” the researchers say that prior work in the area has largely focussed on small or imperceptible changes to the

China planning $2.1 billion research campus to become world AI leader

China is planning to build a 13.8 billion-yuan ($2.1 billion) research park dedicated to AI development to further its goal of becoming a world leader in the technology by 2030, CNBC reports. The campus is planned for the Beijing suburb of Mentougou, where it will cover just under 55 hectares, and will be completed within five years. It will then house roughly 400 businesses, and produce an expected 50 billion yuan annually from technologies for uses including biometrics, big data,

Nuance adds enhanced voice biometrics to Dragon Drive automotive platform

Nuance Communications has announced the addition of several new capabilities to its Dragon Drive automotive system, including enhanced audio processing technology for improved voice biometrics. Dragon Drive’s new “Just Talk” feature allows vehicle occupants to engage with the “automotive assistant” without pressing a button or speaking a specific word to activate it, while the enhanced multi-passenger allows multiple passengers to interact with the automotive assistant at the same time. It also provides gaze detection and conversational AI to allow drivers

Biometrics industry stocks: 2017, the year that was

What a weird era we inhabit. The Internet of Everything, learning-based software and artificial intelligence are coming together to create a radical transformation in the global economy. Digital networking technologies developed in the ‘90s have matured and become much more sophisticated. A new generation of sensors and processors are being built right into the physical infrastructure of the global economy, allowing an amazing new level of automation. Some have taken to calling this shift the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And that’s

Get ready for neural networks in your pocket

This is a guest post by George Brostoff, CEO of SensibleVision. It is safe to say that AI has experienced a tremendous growth spurt in 2017. While some of the talk seems to border on marketing hype that has gotten way ahead of the actual functionality being delivered, there is no doubt that AI and machine learning capabilities are expanding across a wide range of use cases. From Google Home all the way up to that gaggle of Power 7

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

27th Japan IT Week Spring

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