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Intel announces RealSense ID face recognition tech for ATMs, doors

Intel has launched a new facial recognition hardware module called RealSense ID. It is another addition to the company’s RealSense range of products that have depth perception capabilities. RealSense ID is an on-device solution that works like Apple’s Face ID albeit not for smartphones at the moment. Instead, the new module will offer facial authentication on ATMs, airport kiosks, and control points in establishments. According to Intel, the new RealSense ID technology uses a depth sensor with a specialised neural network powered by the company’s machine learning-based solutions. Because of that, Intel says the technology adapts to different physical features of the user, such as facial hair, glasses, and other changes over time. This technology also works in all sorts of lighting conditions and Intel says it can distinguish between a wide range of complexions and heights. Intel has also said that RealSense ID has built-in anti-spoofing technology that will protect against authentication using photographs, videos, or masks. According to the company, the technology has a one-in-a-million false acceptance rate. This claim is similar to what Apple has said about the Face ID technology on the iPhone. The iPhone cannot be unlocked by showing a photograph or a mask. Apple also claimed that the probability of a random person unlocking the iPhone using Face ID is also one in a million.........Read more

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