FPC, Counterpoint Research reports project smartphone fingerprint growth

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) commissioned research group Kantar TNS to conduct a study on how consumers perceive biometrics, including which methods are being used, for what, and why. The fingerprint is the number one biometric used today on smartphones. According to the study, fingerprint readers are only available on 42 percent of devices but 82 percent of respondents with access to the technology use fingerprint authentication. “As a leader in biometrics, and in order to develop future solutions as well as

Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry funding new biometrics R&D

Israel’s Science, Technology and Space Ministry and the National Cyber Bureau’s biometric identification and applications unit have put out a call for proposals for biometric and identification research and development, according to a report by The Jerusalem Post. The Israeli government will reward each project with NIS 450,000 (US$125,559) for a period of up to three years. The project is designed to advance existing knowledge in the biometrics and identification field, develop applications, and increase the number of researchers and

EAB Research Projects Conference 2017

EAB Research Projects Conference 2017 September 18-19, 2017 Darmstadt, Germany Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management funded by the European Commission. In cooperation with the Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) of the European Commission, and Fraunhofer IGD. Featuring presentations from the projects: ARIES, iBorderCtrl, PYCSEL, AMBER, LIGHTest, ABC4EU, HECTOS, BODEGA, PROTECT, SWAN, INGRESS, FastPass or Tabula Rasa. Location: Fraunhofer IGD, Fraunhoferstraße 5, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany Program and Registration: http://www.eab.org/events/program/122

European Association for Biometrics announces EAB-RPC 2017

The fourth annual EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) will take place September 18-19 at the Fraunhofer IGD research institute in Darmstadt, Germany. The conference is organized by the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) in cooperation with the Joint Research Center (DG-JRC) of the European Commission, through its Cyber and Digital Citizens’ security unit. The EAB-RPC 2017 will be co-located with the EAB Research Awards and the IEEE BIOSIG Conference, later that same week. The conference is currently the largest event

Apple to become a member of AI research group

Apple will reportedly join the Partnership on AI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research organization with a membership that includes Amazon.com Inc., DeepMind, Alphabet Inc.’s Google, IBM, Facebook Inc., and Microsoft Corp, according to a Bloomberg article citing individuals familiar with the situation. An announcement of Apple’s admission into Partnership on AI could happen as early as this week, although representatives at Apple and the Partnership on AI have declined to comment. The organization launched in September with a handful of

Japan professor reveals that exposing fingertips in photo could result in ID theft

A Japanese professor has discovered that people could potentially open themselves up to identity theft if they show their fingertips in a photo, according to a report by the Inquirer.net. Isao Echizen, a professor at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan, performed a test where he was able to successfully obtain fingerprint data from photos that were taken up to 3 meters away from the person’s fingertips. As the adoption rate of biometrics for identity authentication purposes rises, protecting

KnuEdge looking for speakers for heterogeneous neural networks event

As part of its effort to advance neural computing innovation and transform human-machine interaction, KnuEdge has opened a call for papers to be presented at its heterogeneous neural networks (HNN) workshop in April 2017. The event is expected to grow into a series, and is presented in partnership with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego. KnuEdge is looking for academic papers on the benefits of sparse networks in theory and practice from fields

MIT researchers use machine learning and AI to mimic human facial recognition

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have unveiled new research where it has developed a computational model aimed at capturing and mimicking the human aspects of facial recognition through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems, according to a report by ZDNet. The researchers, which hail from the MIT-headquartered Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines (CBMM), created a machine learning system which implements the new model. The team trained the system to recognize sets of certain faces based

Norsk Biometri Forum Meeting

Norsk Biometri Forum Meeting April 29, 2016 NID, Møllergata 39, 0179 Oslo, Norway Organizer: Norwegian Biometric Forum in cooperation with NID and the European Association for Biometrics Attendance is free of charge, Registration is required The Norwegian Biometrics Forum (NBF) is an open platform dedicated to regular exchange of information and experience related to the field of Biometrics. The target of the group is the interdisciplinary discussion between research, technology developers, data privacy experts, governmental agencies and operators of Biometric

Canadian researchers considering iris biometrics to help homeless get healthcare

A Canadian research project is looking at the use of iris recognition to help homeless people get around the problem of accessing healthcare without proper identification, according to a report by the London Free Press (LFP). The project, which is directed by Cheryl Forchuk of the Lawson Research Institute, recently presented her project at the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen’s Park in Toronto. “People are constantly losing their ID, and others are constantly replacing their ID,” said Forchuk. “You can’t