The stories about biometric use cases, from flight boarding to boarding, and surveillance to help delivery constituted the most read news in Biometric update this week. The industry continues to navigate privacy and communication issues, but also shows strong momentum.
A draft of a great offer for cloud biometrics It has been published by the US Customs and Border Protection Office. UU. (CBP), with a general purchase agreement (BPA) of $ 960 million. CBP is updating its system to process passenger applications with facial recognition as part of its biometric entry procedure. The aviation industry is ready to adopt a unique token based on biometrics for all the points of contact in the traveler's trip, and the implementations, mainly as a test, kept pace this week.
A blog post from APPENDIX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) verifies the attitudes of people in Asia towards facial recognition at airports, and discovers that despite some critical voices, IBM's "Identity Future Report" shows that 78 percent of people in the APAC region feel comfortable using biometric authentication today, and 94 percent are interested in using them in the future.
Biometric passports and the facilitation of border control with biometrics also stood out among the main ones of the week. Africa digital identification stories.
The market for options for incorporating remote facial recognition clients is becoming more crowded, with Keesing, Konfirmi and IDnow Join the fray.
At the other end of the computer vision spectrum, ZDNet discovered a precision study of image recognition of offers of technology giants by Poor digital, which showed Google taking first place. Perhaps most interesting is that three out of four systems beat humans by labels with more than 90 percent confidence.
In more controversial facial recognition news, technology has been implemented in London 67-acre Kings Cross Estate, although apparently in a limited way.
In response, the AI Panel of the professional public relations body ICRP urges companies to be transparent about their use of facial biometrics.
"The only way to address the growing public concerns about facial recognition is through ethical and direct communication," says Panel Vice President Kerry Sheehan. "The benefits of public safety derived from facial recognition technologies will not be obtained if issues related to public trust are not addressed."
Sheehan points out the large number of concerns that exist, and the lack of a law in books in the United Kingdom to address technology, saying "it should never be deployed" through the back door. "
"Facial recognition technology has and will provide significant improvements to society and the economy, but the benefits will only be achieved if public concerns are addressed, and that process begins with open communication."
The World Economic Forum reprints a profile of the head of ethics at Microsoft AI Tim O’Brien and its role, as a growing number of companies that consider ethical issues related to artificial intelligence.
Ever AI is distancing itself from the roots of its photo storage application by brand change as Paravision, as the company ranks first in the NIST Child Exp category of FRVT.
LunaDNA presents a different idea on how to collect confidential data, which Forbes Reports offers stock interests for genomes on a "data exchange" basis. Concerns about digital privacy are even rising in China, according to a AsiaOne report, where refusing to share personal information can prevent people from seeing a restaurant's menu or buying a movie ticket.
Earnings reports are coming and Egis Technology 28 percent revenue gain year after year He received a lot of attention this week. Mobile biometrics companies could receive a continuous boost from Google biometric authentication implementation for its services on Android, although the initial release is of modest reach.
HYPR's use of biometric and decentralized data to replace passwords and data access points, and Samsung NEXT's belief in technology as the most cost effective way for companies to defeat hackers and protect data from users. customers are discussed in a company blog post.
Mastercard, meanwhile, pursues mobile payments with a solution that takes advantage of behavioral biometrics in India, a partnership with the Mezu mobile payment application and the Apple Card, which will feature biometrics on the device and also require a unique code.
The UNHCR biometric registration program for Rohingya refugees has exceeded half a million people, which also does more than half of its completion. The agency has now launched its biometry-based global distribution tool to improve the efficiency of aid delivery.
The World Bank has published a Article outlining the potential benefits of inclusive and reliable digital identification for the most vulnerable people in the world. The projects supported by the ID4D Group are discussed, including the new digital identification of Morocco and the National Population Registry (NPR) and the careful balance that they must achieve to provide the expected benefits without introducing new damages, and examples are given in the style of the hashtag campaign of ID4D #EveryID has a history.
"Identifications are taken for granted by those who have them," says World Bank Vice President of Infrastructure, Makhtar Diop. "But the lack of identification creates barriers for each affected individual and for the countries in which he lives."
A big risk made headlines this week, as the discovery of a vulnerability in the BioStar 2 biometric access control system by vpnMentor seems to have arrived in time to avoid a major leakage of unencrypted biometric data.
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