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Biometrics events roundup: Suprema to introduce multi-biometric solution

EAB, ID4Africa and Women in Identity hold webinars this week
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Suprema will introduce its new biometric FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal during the first live session of its upcoming Suprema Connect online event on this Thursday, September 17.

The new solution was announced in late August as a way to provide businesses with the flexibility of facial recognition, fingerprint biometrics, and a range of capabilities for enterprise access control and workforce management. FaceStation F2 is the third-generation of Suprema’s face recognition terminal, and provides exceptional authentication accuracy and anti-spoofing performance with a combination of visual and IR face biometric technology, according to the announcement.

Suprema Connect is being held over three days, with the September 17 session held at 12am and 4pm GMT+9. The session on September 22 will be “Mobile Access Solution”-focussed, and the September 24 session will feature the company’s “Access Control Solution.” Each session will be held twice to accommodate the time differences of prospective partners and customers.

Each session will include question-and-answer and discussion periods, with participants asking the best questions awarded Suprema Airfob Patches with credits.

In addition to live sessions, Suprema is providing more than 30 on-demand videos showing customer applications and giving in-depth technical training. Suprema Connect 2020 runs from September 15 to the end of the month.

EAB Research Conference begins

EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC) 2020 will take place from September 14 to 16 as a virtual conference, organized in cooperation with the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (DG JRC).

The conference is the largest on industry research funded by the EU, and welcomed more than 100 participants from academia, industry and public institutions last year. This year the event will feature three linked tracks on research, standards, and ethical use will include more than 20 new EU H2020 innovative biometrics research project presentations, a focused session on biometrics standards training, in line with the new eMRTD generation and related Digital ID transformation, and an expert panel on a holistic view of bias, fairness and ethics in biometrics.

EAB CEO Jean Salomon told Biometric Update in an email that the conference could produce new and improved approaches to PAD problem-solving, a better framework for testing biometric images, and a coordinated approach among industry stakeholders for preserving and promoting the role of biometrics in identity assurance systems.

The 14th European Biometrics Max Snijder, Research, and Industry Awards will be held on September 16 at 4pm CET to celebrate the most important contributions to biometrics research in Europe during the past year.

Awards are granted annually to individuals for their contributions, as judged by a panel of internationally respected experts.

ID4Africa Identity Day livecast on inclusion

An ID4Africa livecast ‘Spotlight on inclusion’ will be held this Wednesday, September 16, International Identity Day, to help digital ID inclusion efforts on the continent.

With a range of challenges from public health to economic recovery requiring inclusive identification of populations, ID4Africa believes that achieving inclusion is currently the greatest challenge for identity in Africa.

The extended session will begin at 2:30pm CET, with experts from the Center for Global Development, the UN Development Programme, the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System, Thales, GSMA, CENFRI (Centre for Financial Regulation and Inclusion), and legal rights advocacy Namati. Panelists will seek to provide guidance for governments on policies, approaches and technologies proven to boost enrollments, or with the promise of doing so.

Women in Identity explore demographics and face biometrics

Women in Identity is holding a webinar on ‘The Demographic Effects of Facial Recognition’ on Thursday, September 17 at 4:00 BST, featuring NIST Research Scientist Mei Ngan.

The webinar will focus on NIST’s FRVT Part 3: Demographic Effects report, where demographic effects could occur, analysis and empirical results, along with recommendations for research into how to mitigate performance disparities.

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