IDEMIA’s Brian Martin discusses NIST’s role in driving facial recognition technology improvements

Since 2000, National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test  (FRVT) has provided independent evaluations of commercially available and prototype facial recognition technologies to help determine where and how the technology can best be deployed.

These NIST tests are at least partially responsible for the improvement in facial recognition technology over the past couple of decades, according to Brian Martin, a senior director of research and technology at IDEMIA, a provider of trusted identities.

“It makes everyone compete to make a better face recognition technology,” Martin said. “I think that if it were not for the NIST tests, face recognition technology probably would not be at the state where it is today.”

Read the full article: How NIST helps facial recognition make better matches (GCN)

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

The New York Times talks to IDEMIA about biometric technology in sports venues

In the case of an arena, a sports fan might sign up for a loyalty program with a team and attach their image and a credit card to the account. They could then park without paying an attendant, walk in without having a ticket scanned and pay for merchandise and concessions without ever taking out their wallet.

“The days of having 40,000 to 60,000 people in the stadium and not knowing who they are, I think those days are going to disappear,” said Charles Carroll, a senior vice president at IDEMIA, which manages the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program. IDEMIA has partnered with three sports venues on security, including Barclays Center in Brooklyn, to offer expedited lines to enter.

Read the full article: Madison Square Garden Has Used Face-Scanning Technology on Customers (The New York Times)

March 13th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

If you can take a selfie, you can protect your state tax refund.

Tax season is here, and many people want to ensure their refund gets to them on time. Alabama is leading the way with a program that ensures your refund ends up in your wallet and not someone else’s.

The app is called Alabama E-ID. Once you download the app, you take a picture of your driver’s license or state ID card. You then take a selfie within the app, which is then compared to the photo used on your driver’s license picture. Once you take the selfie, your E-ID is activated. From there, you register your E-ID with the state department of revenue.

See the full article: If you can take a selfie, you can protect your state tax refund (ABC 3340)

February 10th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , |