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Amazon.com, 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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Amazon responds to call to stop marketing facial recognition to police

Amazon has responded to an open letter from a coalition of privacy and digital rights groups calling on the tech…

Jun 1, 2018

ITIF calls for constructive conversation on facial recognition in response to privacy groups’ Amazon letter

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has responded to an open letter sent by privacy advocacy groups to Amazon,…

May 22, 2018

Privacy groups call on Amazon to stop marketing facial recognition technology to police

Privacy activists including the American Civil Liberties Union are asking Amazon to stop marketing its Rekognition technology to police, out…

Mar 27, 2018

Amazon files patent for delivery drone customer verification and gesture recognition

Amazon has filed a patent for technology enabling its delivery drones to verify the identity of the person receiving the…

Jan 23, 2018

FIDO Alliance adds Amazon to board of directors

FIDO Alliance announced today in a blog post that Amazon has joined its board of directors. “It’s been so important…

Dec 1, 2017

Amazon under fire for requesting Aadhaar numbers

Amazon customers in India attempting to track lost packages are being asked to provide their Aadhaar numbers as proof of…

Nov 24, 2017

Amazon boosts Rekognition facial image capacity and performance

Amazon has announced the addition of real-time face recognition across tens of millions of faces, and the capability of detecting…

Aug 21, 2017

Novetta whitepaper analyzes Amazon facial recognition service

Novetta has released a new whitepaper titled “Amazon Rekognition: Quick-Look Biometric Performance Assessment“, which analyzes the biometric performance of Amazon’s…

Jun 27, 2017

Washington County Sheriff’s Office using Amazon facial recognition to ID suspects

In an Amazon guest blog post, Chris Adzima, a senior Information systems analyst for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, discussed…

Mar 29, 2017

Pindrop voice authentication to be integrated with Amazon Connect

Pindrop will be integrating and making available its voice biometrics-based fraud detection capability with Amazon’s cloud-based contact center service, Amazon…

Jan 26, 2017

Apple to become a member of AI research group

Apple will reportedly join the Partnership on AI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research organization with a membership that includes Amazon.com…

Oct 20, 2016

Amazon files patent for voice recognition drone

Amazon has filed for a U.S. patent on voice-control “pocket drone” technology, which expands on the company’s efforts in voice…

May 16, 2016

BIO-key fingerprint readers available on Amazon.com

Biometric software and hardware solution provider BIO-key International is expanding its enterprise sales outreach with the availability of its compact…

Apr 9, 2016

AI-based image recognition startup Orbeus quietly acquired by Amazon last fall

Earlier this week it was revealed that Amazon quietly acquired image recognition startup Orbeus last fall for an unknown amount,…

Mar 27, 2016

ImageWare leverages AWS to deliver its biometric authentication solutions

ImageWare Systems (IWS) will be leveraging the global scale, reliability and security of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver its…

Mar 20, 2016

Biometrics and border management, voice, fingerprint and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Border management…

Mar 15, 2016

Amazon files patent for facial authentication payment technology

Amazon has filed a new patent application titled “Image Analysis for User Authentication”, which reveals the eCommerce giant’s plans to…

Nov 10, 2015

Extenua, ImageWare launch multimodal biometric cloud storage solution on AWS

Extenua has partnered with ImageWare Systems to launch Cloud2Drive storage solution combined with ImageWare’s mobile, multimodal biometric GoVerifyID platform on…

Jun 21, 2015

Popular trends in biometrics: a recap of the week’s top reports

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Facial recognition Facial…

Jun 15, 2015

Amazon patents ear recognition technology for smartphones

Amazon has received a U.S. patent for ear recognition technology that scans the user’s ear with a smartphone’s front-facing camera…

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