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Announcing FaceMatch SDK – Sightcorp’s New Facial Recognition Solution

In response to increasing demand for biometric authentication technology, Sightcorp has released a new facial recognition solution, FaceMatch. There are a number of strong drivers underlying this demand: Increased demand for digital identity verification. As traditional companies become more digital and new fully digital companies arise, businesses need secure solutions to verify their users’ identities and deter fraud. Regulations including Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) contribute to this demand. The introduction of the PSD2, which takes effect in the EU in September 2019 and which introduces stricter requirements for strong customer authentication (SCA). Facial recognition is Lire la suite

Detect Faces with Increased Accuracy: Benchmarking Sightcorp’s New Deep Learning-Based Face Detector

Robust face detection is at the heart of Sightcorp’s products and SDKs. Our customers deploy our technology in a variety of locations and conditions. We are expected to detect faces across different video resolutions, distances, light conditions, camera angles, and head poses. It is therefore important for us to define quantitative measures to evaluate ourselves on each of these metrics. In this post, we’d like to share how we measure performance of face detection across variations in head pose. Benchmarking our face detector in the context of head pose variation Most modern face datasets these days already include annotations with some indication Lire la suite

What’s New within the Sightcorp Team

Our Team is Growing! Over the past few months, we welcomed 6 new members to the Sightcorp team:   We look forward to reaching new heights together!   R&D Talks Our R&D team is always keen to expand their skills and share their knowledge, and recently two team members gave interesting talks at industry events. Bol.com (Benelux’s largest online shopping platform) Our Lead Deep Learning Engineer, Robert-Jan Bruintjes, gave a talk on Face Analysis through Deep Learning at an AI Meetup at Bol.com. In his presentation, he showed how Deep Learning has revolutionized computer vision for face detection, which is Lire la suite

Partner Integration: Skyfii

Who is Skyfii, and what do they do?   Skyfii is a global software technology company with offices in Australia (HQ), United Kingdom, North America, South America and South Africa providing analytics and data-driven marketing products. Skyfii develops a suite of customer analytics and communications tools that are built specifically for the needs of businesses with physical venues. Their solutions include reporting platforms for visualization of data from different sources, for instance, Wi-Fi tracking, people counting, demographic analysis and more. With their products, they aim to help businesses improve the customer experience for shoppers, travelers, hotel guests, students, and more. Lire la suite

Product Announcements: Introducing FaceMatch Face Recognition and More

We’re excited to announce that we’ve just released our new face recognition solution, FaceMatch! In this article, you’ll learn all about this new product and what it can do for you. You’ll also discover what else is new regarding our product offering. FaceMatch for Face Recognition Since we got a lot of requests from our customers and since face recognition is growing in importance in fields such as know-your-customer (KYC), access control, and payment verification, we decided that it was time to develop our own solution: FaceMatch. FaceMatch enables you to compare faces, verify identities, conduct face searches, and do Lire la suite

How Facial Recognition is used in Healthcare

When it comes to face recognition in healthcare and other verticals, many still link the technology to some form of security surveillance and detection of fraudsters based on their facial matching profile. In healthcare, there is a much bigger need than just using the technology for security. In this article, we highlight how facial recognition is improving the healthcare industry. Challenges faced by healthcare professionals Accurate patient identification in hospitals has always been a subject of discussion and has recently gained momentum due to the urgency of rapid digitization of the healthcare industry. Hospitals have increased their interoperability, which has Lire la suite

How Biometric Facial Recognition is improving security

Biometrics have changed the way we do security these days, with technologies like fingerprint recognition commonly used for access to high-security areas such as those involved in high-level government security. However, it is not the most popular biometric security method at present; facial-recognition security is becoming more popular as facial-recognition software is becoming more affordable and more accurate. In this article, we look at how facial recognition is used to improve security and streamline business processes. What is Facial Recognition? Facial Recognition is a biometric software application which can identify a person through his or her digital image. When facial-recognition Lire la suite

Face Recognition vs Face Detection: What’s the difference?

Ever wonder what the difference is between Face Recognition and Face Detection? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, in our industry, we find that face recognition and face detection are two terms that are commonly misunderstood and as a result, tend to be used interchangeably. If you do a quick Google search, you’ll see exactly what we mean. In this article, we will shed light on these two technologies and give you an overview of what they do. What came first, detection or recognition? In recent years, face recognition has owned a significant amount of consideration and is appreciated as the Lire la suite

Why Facial Recognition Is Important For Banking Services

Over the last decade, we have seen an increase in the use of technology in many business sectors to simplify and better engage customers. This is especially true in the banking and finance sector. Since the start of the digital revolution facial recognition has been gaining prominence over touch and type based interactions due to the convenience it offers without compromising on the security of transactions. In this article the reasons why Facial Recognition technology is important for financial institutions. The rise of Facial Recognition in banking Despite an increase in the use of EMV cards (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) coupled Lire la suite

5 Reasons Why You Need Eye Tracking For Your Website

Have you ever wondered how visitors view and use your website? Eye Tracking allows us to literally see through a user’s eyes. It serves as a valuable tool in understanding how visitors browse websites. By understanding your users’ online behaviors and viewing patterns you can design your websites to be both enhance the user experience as well as help you meet your business objectives. What is online webcam-based eye tracking? Eye tracking is the process of scrutinizing a person’s optical focus in a bid to measure eye movement, focus time and point of focus. Eye tracking can help an individual Lire la suite

Technical Specifications

The table below shows how FaceMatch SDK performs on the Labelled Faces in the Wild (LFW) dataset:

FPRTPRThreshold (Inverse of distance)
0.10.99900 ±0.002130.55448
0.010.99667 ±0.005370.59791
0.0010.99367 ±0.006050.62989

FPR = False Positive Rate
TPR = True Positive Rate

These results are an indication only and are based on the specific dataset Labelled Faces in the Wild. Customers can expect similar performance, with possible variations due to hardware and the availability of annotated data.