FaceTec supplies biometric face authentication for dating app profiles
The Meet Group has announced a new AI-powered biometric face verification badge feature for its MeetMe app on Monday.
The app now utilizes FaceTec‘s 3D selfie technology in an attempt to verify users’ authenticity.
It also provides a biometrics-based 3D age estimation for each verified use to flag potentially underage accounts.
“At the beginning of this year, I set forth our commitment to safer dating in 2020, addressing key issues affecting dating apps everywhere: Authenticity, Age Estimation, Device Blocking, and Textual Screening,” said The Meet Group CEO Geoff Cook.
The Meet Group said the biometric verification badge will, in time, become a prerequisite for certain activities such as sending photos in chat.
“With the launch of the Profile Verification Badge on MeetMe, we are promoting authenticity with what we believe to be the most comprehensive verification solution in the dating industry,” Cook added.
The CEO explained how the verification badge currently indicates liveness, but the company will soon begin to compare the profile photo to the 3D Selfie that was used to confirm Liveness.
“This proves that the person in the profile photos is the one posting them — helping to ensure authenticity and end catfishing.”
The Meet Group has in the past used AI profile verification in other projects, including a collaboration with URSafe and Microsoft’s Project Artemis.
“As a leader in safer dating, we seek to set the industry standard, leveraging new technologies to make our applications the best place to meet and date,” Cook concluded.
The company said the new feature powered by FaceTec’s biometric technology will roll out on MeetMe this week and be added on their other apps, Skout and Tagged, in the coming months.
FaceTec also signed up new social media platform Voice as a customer of its 3D face biometrics earlier this month.