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Yitu and VisionLabs impress in latest NIST facial recognition test results



The latest results from the National Institute of Science and Technology’s (NIST’s) Ongoing Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) for Verification technology, including nine new vendors and several new algorithms from returning developers.

The results in the September 11 report include first places finishes for EverAI (now known as Paravision) with the ChildExp dataset, for Hikvision in the Wild dataset, and three wins each for Yitu, across the VisaMC, Visa (1E-06) and Visa (0.0001) datasets and VisionLabs across the Mugshot, Mugshot12+Yrs, and VisaBorder datasets.

The report includes 148 algorithms from approximately 95 vendors, though not all vendors participate in all categories.

NIST expects major gains in accuracy for mugshot matching to be realized this year, though the best FNMR improved modestly from 0.0041 in April testing to 0.0036 in the current edition. The agency is also in the process of drafting new standards for artificial intelligence (AI).

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