SureID and Robbie.AI partner to develop nationwide biometric capture system for consumer initiatives
SureID has reached a partnership agreement with artificial intelligence facial recognition and emotion recognition company Robbie.AI to work together on research and development towards creating the first nationwide biometrics gathering system in the U.S. for broad consumer-focused initiatives, according to an announcement.
The companies will work to expand SureID’s network of fingerprinting kiosks, and initial innovations from the joint research may be used to simplify fingerprint technician login and authentication when first logging in, and provide additional network security. In the future, it could lead to offering multiple biometric authentication levels, and job candidates and other users using the same device for fingerprint services and photo registration and capture.
“As technology emerges and companies adopt more sophisticated forms of security, it will be crucial for safety and security to authenticate the real identity of technicians and consumers,” says Ned Hayes, General Manager at SureID. “Our combined biometrics database can provide a frame of reference for the development of future security solutions on the market. SureID and Robbie.AI are providing industry-transforming biometrics and identity offerings to make the security world safer, faster, and a better experience for everyone.”
Robbie.AI says its technology can detect spoofs such as pictures or masks to prevent users from submitting fingerprints under another person’s identity. It also says its facial recognition technology is based on bone structure, and therefore is harder to hack, with accuracy less affected by weight change, glasses, and lighting conditions.
The longer-term goal of the collaboration is to develop a holistic biometric scanning solution to respond to customer needs immediately, such as with real-time fraud alerts, or instant authentication to vehicles, IoT devices and smart homes.
“It is crucial that facial recognition technology be trained in the ‘wild’ or public domain so that the algorithms are exposed to a variety of situations that are unpredictable – this is what increases the level of accuracy,” says Karen Marquez, CEO of Robbie.AI.
HR screening company Sterling Talent Solutions acquired SureID in late 2017, and emerged from a team reorganization in August with ambitions to be a market leader in fingerprinting and biometric validation.