This year, Moscow will join a growing number of global cities whose populations are monitored by AI-enabled facial recognition programs. Now Russia’s artificial-intelligence development companies will vie for the chance to have their programs run the show. Among the top contenders for the job is NtechLab, an AI startup whose FindFace face recognition technology won IARPA’s Face Recognition Challenge Prize in 2017. The following year, it was deployed for the World Cup, and supposedly uncovered property theft and prevented other crimes.
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NtechLab, one of the world leaders in biometric technologies announced today technology integration with Genetec Inc (Genetec)., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions. The integration allows Genetec customers to have access to the advanced facial recognition capabilities of NtechLabs' award-winning FindFace algorithm directly from within the Genetec unified platform, Security Center.
NtechLab announced today a new integration partnership that will enable Genetec Security Center users to have access to NtechLab’s FindFace facial recognition algorithm. FindFace Security creates greater situational awareness and increases the efficiency of control operations by turning video streams gathered by Genetec surveillance technologies into valuable insights with the use of AI-driven face recognition.
“We are testing augmented reality glasses with embedded facial recognition capabilities together with NtechLab company, which is known for creating the facial recognition tool FindFace.” FindFace is a highly accurate facial recognition engine, the standout in a country known for its prowess in the space.
NtechLab has signed a cooperation agreement with Watcom Group, a Russian firm that specializes in analyzing visitor flows in shopping centers and stores. Watcom is now an authorized distribution partner of NtechLab products based on the FindFace facial recognition algorithm.
Thanks to new software, a thief was apprehended in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo. The facial recognition system, which was developed by the Moscow-based startup, already helped identify over 180 wanted criminals during the World Cup in summer 2018.
Authorities in Moscow have announced plans to expand the use of facial recognition. The technology recently played a pivotal role in catching criminals during the World Cup. The government argues it will make Moscow safer and more efficient, with plans for the technology to replace bus tickets.
Russia’s most prominent facial recognition company, Ntechlab, has also developed emotion-recognition algorithms. But even the best current technology doesn’t work well on an individual basis, warned founder Artem Kukharenko. «It's very difficult to label the underlying emotion,» he said, since external expression and internal feeling don’t always correlate well.