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Nodeflux’s biometric AI contribution recognized by NIST


Indonesian AI company Nodeflux is the first in the country to be included on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) top 25 algorithms by performance in the Wild category of the Verification ranking in September, the company announced. Nodeflux competed against 90 other international facial recognition technology companies and organizations.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and it is one of the leading science laboratories in the U.S. The institution is responsible with creating measurement solutions and establishing global standards by encouraging tech innovation.

The Facial Recognition Vendor Test analyzes the accuracy and efficiency of AI-based facial recognition and the opportunities it can deliver industry-wide. Based on its three categories – Visa, Mugshot and Wild DataSet – each technology in the competition is analyzed based on performance in certain use cases such as retail, security and surveillance, and smart cities and with multiple ethnicities, genders and ages.

The assessment of the technology involves a data comparison between input data and faces collected from actual footage to determine the match rate. The method looks at 1:1 (one-to-one) Verification comparison with 1 ‘reference’ image; and 1:N (one-to-many) comparison with many images of faces from various angles.

Nodeflux facial recognition is included in the Wild 1E – 4 category and proved very effective, the company says, confirming it is ready for implementation.

“NIST’s benchmark helps confirm Nodeflux’s experience and excellence in vision AI technology. Ranking 25th in the Wild Dataset category is such an achievement for Nodeflux, especially when you consider the competition. It shows how our efforts to bring Indonesia’s technology development forward, to compete further on the global scale with more of the world’s leading technology companies, is paying off,” said Meidy Fitranto, Co-Founder and CEO of Nodeflux.

“The inclusion of Nodeflux’s face recognition AI in the list by NIST is the result of our team’s constant effort to improve and deliver the best face recognition solutions; solutions that can solve real-world problems. The support from our stakeholders played a significant role in pushing us towards this achievement. As a part of our collective effort towards national independence in technology development, Nodeflux’s engineering team will continue to leverage AI-based solutions and push for higher accuracy of authentication technologies,” shared Faris Rahman, Co-Founder and CTO of Nodeflux.

Nodeflux Face Recognition algorithm has so far been deployed in public safety surveillance, attendance systems, smart building’s visitor management system, and other scenarios involving CCTV or any other existing camera devices.

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