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Intel licenses Cognitec’s facial recognition technology for device access


Cognitec Systems announced it has licensed its facial recognition software to Intel Corporation, which will enable the company to use face recognition to access control on electronic devices.

By replacing conventional passwords with Cognitec System’s face recognition technology, Intel will be able to make the process of logging in to PCs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other computing devices more convenient and secure.

“Intel is driving exciting advances in security and biometrics,” said Manish Tangri, director of new business Perceptual Computing, Intel Corporation. “Our collaboration with Cognitec is a key ingredient in enabling secure yet easy-to-use, face-based authentication capabilities for consumers and enterprises.”

Cognitec develops a range of face recognition technologies and applications, including for facial database search, video screening and analytics, border control, ICAO compliant photo capturing and facial image quality assessment, for enterprises and governments.

“Cognitec is proud of being selected by Intel for this important application of our technology,” said Alfredo Herrera, managing director of Cognitec. “Face recognition will enable the owners of millions of computers, tablets and mobile phones to protect their devices and access them conveniently and quickly without having to remember passwords. “

Previously reported, Intel will supply the processor for the next version of Google Glass, which previously featured a chip made by Texas Instruments, as part of Intel’s push into the wearable technology market.

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