Megvii demos facial biometrics for Android devices at CES debut

Megvii is demonstrating its AI Face Unlocking technology for secure mobile device unlocking and payments with facial biometrics in its debut at CES in Las Vegas this week.

The mobile device technology from Megvii (also known as Face++) runs on any Android device and works with single, dual, or 3D camera systems. The company says it runs very quickly, and is built on its MegBrain deep learning engine and ShuffleNet lightweight convolutional neural network optimized for mobile devices. Megvii announced a partnership to offer a reference design for 3D sensing with an Active Stereo Camera (ASC) system on Android devices last year.

Other technologies being demonstrated at CES by Megvii include AI-based imaging noise reduction, virtual makeup and lighting effects, dual and triple-camera solutions, and an AI vision solution for vehicles. Taking part in the conference is an opportunity to learn about AI industry trends and network with manufacturers and IT companies, in addition to demonstrating its technology to a wide audience, according to the announcement. Megvii’s collaborative partners at CES include ams, Bellus3D, Qualcomm, and MediaTek. Megvii also announced a partnership with ams to offer combined solutions to OEMs and system integrators this week.

Megvii’s ambitions to compete with SenseTime among global facial recognition leaders are being supported by some $500 million in new funding from Alibaba and other investors, according to a December report.

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