Ever AI rebrands as Paravision and tops NIST facial biometrics 1:1 leaderboard

The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) has published a new Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 1:1 Leaderboard, which shows Ever AI in the top spot for biometric accuracy after a number one finish in the Child Exp category. The company has also announced it has rebranded to Paravision, with a new logo and website, new positioning.

The NIST FRVT results published July 31 establish Paravision’s leadership among 88 domestic and international facial biometrics vendors with independent evaluation of face recognition algorithms.

“Historically, Chinese and Russian face recognition has been more accurate at recognizing global faces than offerings from American companies. We believe that it is imperative for companies like ours to do more to ensure the United States does not fall behind in the global marketplace. Achieving the #1 rank in the world clearly shows that there is an American company capable of competing with and beating any global competitor in the development of this critical AI technology,” states Charlie Rice, CTO of Paravision.

The company has previously faced its own controversy for using images uploaded to photo storage app Ever to train its facial recognition algorithms.

Paravision says its algorithms excel in challenging conditions, such as non-cooperative faces, light and angle variability, blur and pixilation, occlusion, and diversity of phenotype, age, and gender. This makes the company’s platform suitable for large enterprise applications for public safety, access control, video analytics, identity verification, and payments, according to the announcement.

The new brand is intended to reflect a commitment to developing computer vision that exceeds human capabilities, though Paravision says it is still focused on mission-critical applications. The company also says it retains the same diligent approach to accuracy, algorithmic bias reduction, and other computer vision problem sets.

“Our goal has always been to support global solutions providers and security device manufacturers by solving the most complex computer vision problems,” says Paravision CEO Doug Aley. “The new brand reinforces the company’s investment in mission-critical computer vision for enterprise applications requiring unparalleled accuracy, security, and deployment flexibility. It also helps us clarify our position with our target audience and expand our reach in the market.”

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