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Amazon, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is a multinational technology company focusing in e-commerce, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. Its easy-to-use Rekognition API allows you to automatically identify objects, people, text, scenes, and activities, as well as detect any inappropriate content. Developers can quickly build a searchable content library to optimize media workflows, enrich recommendation engines by extracting text in images, or integrate secondary authentication into existing applications to enhance end-user security. With a wide variety of use cases, Amazon Rekognition enables you to easily add the benefits of computer vision to your business.

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Aware, FacePhi, Nice honored for biometric authentication and fraud-prevention solutions

Aware, FacePhi, and Nice have been honored for their innovative and user-friendly biometric solutions as the U.S. National Science Foundation…

Feb 11, 2021

Dahua biometrics controversy draws scrutiny of Amazon’s $10M thermal cameras purchase

The fallout of the recent revelation that Dahua developed biometrics specifically to identify Uyghurs for Chinese authorities has begun, with U.S….

Feb 8, 2021

Lawsuit alleges Apple biometrics infringe patents, claims against Amazon sent to arbitration

Apple is being sued in a patent dispute by Gesture Technology Partners for allegedly violating five patents related to mobile…

Feb 4, 2021

Short Amazon’s facial recognition ban. Go long on selling Rekognition to cops again

In a spacious corner office at Amazon sits a man at a desk with a finger over a button. When…

Feb 2, 2021

Contactless retail biometrics expanded and contact center voice authentication launched by Amazon

Customers will soon be able to check into all Seattle Amazon Go stores using only their palm scan. Amazon is…

Feb 1, 2021

Soft market conditions hit biometrics revenues but fundraising, deals foreshadow expected bounce

Earnings reports by publicly-traded companies that provide biometrics are showing some effect from the generalized financial turmoil of the pandemic….

Dec 7, 2020

Elenium, Idemia bring biometrics to AWS Competency programs for travel and disaster response

Elenium Automation is among the partners recognized for the new AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency announced at the company’s AWS re:Invent,…

Dec 3, 2020

Amazon introduces voice biometrics for call centers, edge computer vision

Amazon has revealed a new voice recognition tool built into its suite of call-center services for businesses to shorten call…

Nov 26, 2020

US DoD will consider migrating biometric databases to cloud providers other than AWS

The U.S. Department of Defence has amended its solicitation for a migration of its biometric databases to the cloud, clarifying…

Nov 26, 2020

AWS Single Sign-On now supports WebAuthn multi-factor authentication tools like YubiKeys

Support for Yubico in the AWS environment has been expanded with the introduction of native WebAuthn support for AWS Single Sign-On…

Nov 13, 2020

Amazon moving facial recognition and voice processing off of Nvidia chips

Amazon is switching to using its own custom chips to provide the cloud processing for its Alexa voice assistant service…

Oct 21, 2020

US plans voice biometrics upgrade and shift to cloud for DoD Automated Biometric Identification System

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) intends to move the remaining on-premise elements of its Automated Biometric Identification System to…

Oct 20, 2020

Biometric privacy lawsuit against Amazon and Pindrop refiled in federal court

A biometric data privacy lawsuit alleging that Amazon and Pindrop failed to meet the informed consent requirements of the Biometric Information Privacy…

Oct 19, 2020

Biometric privacy suit targets Amazon’s COVID-19 screening

Employee COVID-19 screening measures by Amazon use biometrics without satisfying the legal requirements of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA),…

Oct 5, 2020

Amazon aims to improve biometric features and privacy with new edge AI chip in Echo devices

A new processor in Amazon’s latest generation of Echo devices are giving the Alexa assistant intriguing capabilities that the company…

Sep 29, 2020

Amazon launches contactless palm biometrics for retail, access control markets

Amazon is launching its palmprint biometrics for contactless payments, access control and more, according to a company blog post, under…

Sep 21, 2020

Biometric privacy claim against Pindrop and Amazon dismissed for lack of jurisdiction

Amazon and Pindrop did not violate biometric privacy law in Illinois by capturing data for voice recognition from people when…

Sep 15, 2020

Amazon and Microsoft move for dismissal of biometric privacy suit, arguing no jurisdiction for training data

Illinois’ biometric privacy law does not apply to conduct out of state and therefore suits against Amazon and Microsoft over…

Sep 11, 2020

StoneLock GM discusses privacy features in biometric property technology as market heats up

The market for face biometrics as part of “property technology” or “proptech” is heating up, with new solutions, deployments, and…

Aug 31, 2020

Biometrics at home – how smart will the smart home get?

Rapid advancements in chip designs along with algorithms for biometric voice and facial recognition are expanding the boundaries of what…

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