Articles By Chris Burt

Chris Burt is a writer and contributor to Biometric Update. He has also written nonfiction about information technology, dramatic arts, sports culture, and fantasy basketball, as well as fiction about a doomed astronaut. He lives in Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter @AFakeChrisBurt."

Kairos founder Brian Brackeen has counter-sued the company he started and its interim CEO Melissa Doval, alleging that Steve O’Hara,…

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AI identity verification efficiency could make European digital lenders more competitive

Identity verification powered by artificial intelligence could reduce the costs of Know Your Customer and Anti-money Laundering processes by 70…

 

Emotion and accent voice recognition capabilities patented by Amazon concern privacy experts

A recent patent issued to Amazon which would allow Alexa to recognize a range of user characteristics, including accent and…

 

Parts of audit on cancelled Australian NEC biometrics contract could be redacted

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has warned the country’s attorney general that it may apply to have parts of…

 

Autonomous retail startup Standard Cognition raises $40 million in Series A funding

AI machine vision retail payments startup Standard Cognition[https://standard.ai/] has raised $40 million in a Series A funding round, and plans…

 

Hikvision facing potential disruption from U.S. component ban

The U.S. government is considering extending a ban on its agencies buying facial recognition and smart camera products from Chinese…

 

Many biometric class action lawsuits could depend on Illinois Supreme Court harm ruling

There are approximately 100 class actions alleging violations under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) that could be significantly affected…

 

Researchers develop neural network training method to generate effective fingerprint fakes

A team of American academic researchers has developed a neural network to generate artificial fingerprints which can produce false matches…

 

“Smile-to-Pay” facial recognition system now at 300 locations in China

Yum China has announced that it has extended its “Smile-to-Pay” facial recognition payment system to more than 300 KFC locations…

 

Nok Nok adds strong account recovery to S3 Suite with Jumio partnership

Nok Nok Labs has integrated multiple ID proofing methods for account recovery in the newest version of its S3 Authentication…

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