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Tencent is an internet-based technology and cultural enterprise headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Founded in 1998, Tencent’s mission is to “improve the quality of life through Internet value-added services”. This will be done via the delivery of integrated internet solutions to billions of netizens through its “user oriented” business philosophy.

Tencent Biometrics News


iBeta biometric PAD evaluations grow in global prominence

Compliance with biometric presentation attack detection standards has become table stakes for numerous applications of face biometrics in particular, and…

Jan 17, 2024

Retail biometrics to improve security, convenience, privacy showcased at NRF

Biometrics continue to make their way into the retail space. A partnership between Keyo and Mashgin is giving shoppers a…

May 23, 2023

Palm ID verifies in US for alcohol buys and in Beijing for subway rides

One, Amazon’s palm biometric payment service, has a new age-verification function. An adult will be able to buy alcohol by…

May 23, 2023

Android biometric safeguards fail to withstand brute-force attack

A team of Chinese scientists has bullied its way past fingerprint authentication protections on smartphones, exposing significant vulnerabilities, reports TechXplore….

Oct 17, 2022

Palm biometric payments grow with launch on WeChat, Amazon One expansion

Tencent’s super-app WeChat has added a new “Palm Payment” applet to enable users to pay using palm biometrics, Tech Planet…

Jul 15, 2022

Beijing bums out billions of Chinese game-playing kids: Restrictions not going away

A “misunderstanding” about gaming restrictions in China was righted this week. Somehow, people got the impression that the government was…

Jul 8, 2021

Tencent low-light facial recognition to check night-time gaming among children

Tencent Games, one of China’s biggest gaming companies, says it has deployed a facial recognition platform dubbed ‘Midnight Patrol’ with…

Jul 2, 2020

Chinese researchers take top honors in cartoon face recognition challenge

A Chinese entertainment company last week announced the winners of its challenge to write biometric algorithm models that can detect…

Apr 1, 2020

Face mask popularity prompts new biometric datasets for sale, FaceID work around in China

Datasets consisting of images of people wearing facemasks are being sold online for miniscule prices in China, according to Abacus,…

Nov 4, 2019

Chinese researchers reveal method to bypass biometric fingerprint scanners in smartphones

Chinese security researchers from X-Lab security at Tencent challenged fingerprint security in a presentation at the GeekPwn 2019 conference in…

Sep 25, 2019

NIST sees drastic improvement in facial biometrics accuracy as market grows

Biometric facial recognition technology has improved “spectacularly,” with error rates for the top products estimated by the biometrics testing project…

Sep 5, 2019

Facial recognition giants unveil new technologies at World AI Conference

Facial biometrics unicorn SenseTime is opening a new Chinese headquarters in Shanghai, the company announced at the World Artificial Intelligence…

Jul 26, 2019

Biometric card certification, auto applications and AI issues top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Significant progress was announced this week in several different areas of biometrics applications, and international issues related to identity and…

Jul 4, 2019

Tencent and SenseTime executives join Malaysian sovereign wealth fund board

Executives from Tencent Holdings and biometric facial recognition unicorn SenseTime have been appointed to the Board of Directors of Malaysian…

Jun 5, 2019

Tencent develops image-aging technology for facial recognition of missing children

Police in China are planning to use artificial intelligence technology developed by Tencent to add years of aging to photos…

Nov 30, 2018

Biometrics and conversational AI power China’s Tencent-backed online-only bank

Virtual robots powered by facial recognition, speech recognition, natural language processing and other artificial intelligence technologies are providing VIP customer…

Oct 15, 2018

Tencent executive suggests Europe focus on benefiting lives with AI, not global competition

A Tencent executive urged an audience at a conference in Europe to deploy artificial intelligence to improve people’s lives, regardless…

Apr 17, 2017

Tencent AI research lab achieves record face recognition rate in MegaFace challenge

Tencent’s artificial intelligence research lab, YouTu Lab, has achieved a record-setting 83.29 percent recognition rate in the MegaFace challenge (Challenge1/FaceScrub…

Feb 18, 2016

Qualcomm adds fingerprint authentication support for WeChat mobile payment service

Qualcomm has become the first company to support hardware-backed biometric fingerprint authentication capabilities for Tencent’s WeChat mobile payment service, enabled…

Dec 30, 2015

Tencent to offer facial recognition technologies to external partners free of charge

In an effort to improve collaboration with public and government agencies, TENCENT’S facial recognition research team plans to open its…

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