Idemia NSS appoints first Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer to lead biometrics research

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Idemia National Security Solutions (NSS) has announced the appointment of Dr. Mark J. Burge, who is known in the artificial intelligence community for leading federal, industrial, and academic teams developing machine learning programs to address difficult biometric and computer vision challenges, to the newly created position of Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer.

Burge brings experience working in academia with ETH Zurich, OSU, USNA, in government for IARPA and the NSF, and in industry for Mitre and Noblis, to the new office, according to the announcement.

“As Chief AI Officer, Mark will lend insights and expertise to high-impact government and commercial R&D programs, drive groundbreaking research for AI/ML applications, and strengthen NSS’s strategic positioning as the leader of identity intelligence solutions for the national security community,” comments Idemia NSS President and CEO Scott Swan.

The intricacies of deploying biometric facial recognition to enhance national security were explored by Swan fellow NSS executives B. Scott Swann and James Loudermilk in a guest post for Biometric Update earlier this year.

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