FB pixel

New Windows UWP app combines inking, face and speech recognition


Microsoft has been developing several new features for its upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update release including a new app that combines specific Windows 10 UWP development with ink, speech and face recognition, according to a report by WinBeta.

Many of these features were exhibited at Microsoft’s developer conference a few months ago. Several keynote speakers demonstrated at Build 2016 how the Windows team has improved the bulk of Windows 10 code and features, especially its varied input recognition.

In one demo, members of the Windows team exhibited new and improved inking, Windows 10 Hello authentication and voice initiated Cortana commands.

FamilyNotes is a “notice board app designed to demonstrate modern features in a real world scenario, with support for ink, speech and some rather impressive behind-the-scene ‘smarts’ using Microsoft Cognitive Services,” according to the Windows Apps team.

The Windows team provides further details and a walkthrough of the app in three ongoing posts on Microsoft’s blog.

The first post details the app’s features and development background, how it uses face detection and recognition, and the app’s use of Ink and speech.

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) sample app showing the usage of speech, Cortana, ink, and camera through a family note sharing scenario, can now be downloaded at GitHub.

In March, Microsoft said that its “Windows Hello” biometric authentication solution for Windows 10 will soon work with websites.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


Asian banks deploy biometrics and digital ID for security, additional services

As digital identity gains prominence in a financial industry beset by fraud, nations in Asia are enabling banks to lead…


Mobile ID combats fraud, gives holder control of personal data: USPF report

The U.S. Payments Forum (USPF) has published a new white paper entitled “The Role of Mobile IDs in Payments.” Authored…


Wyoming plots mobile driver’s license launch for 2025

Wyoming is moving towards the issuance of digital ID in the form of an optional mobile driver’s license, but it…


EU publishes rollout schedule for AI Act

The European Union has published the final text of the Artificial Intelligence Act, outlining the most important deadlines for complying…


World Bank identifies priority actions for DPI in Equatorial Guinea

A World Bank team has identified immediate actions which the government of Equatorial Guinea should undertake in ramping up its…


Some sort of ID could be ‘inevitable’ for UK: lawmakers

The UK is still debating national identity documents and digital identities, with lawmakers and experts arguing that the creation of…


10 Replies to “New Windows UWP app combines inking, face and speech recognition”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events