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A guide to automated face recognition algorithms.
Rank One was the only vendor to receive top marks in both accuracy and efficiency in the recent NIST FRVT Ongoing face recognition benchmark. Rank One also exhibited minimal racial biases.
The ROC SDK v1.22 delivers the largest set of technological improvements ever delivered in a ROC SDK version, including massive improvements in face recognition accuracy and speed, and newly added periocular and tattoo recognition algorithms.
The ROC SDK now comes equipped with a cutting edge periocular recognition algorithm, capable of detecting and identifying persons using only the eye and eyebrow regions of the face. The ROC Periocular algorithm is a direct response to the COVID-19 crisis, and the increased presence of facial masks.
The latest NIST FRVT 1:N report demonstrates the unique combination of accuracy and efficiency delivered by the ROC SDK as compared to industry peers.
When building mobile or embedded face recognition applications, there is a small amount of computer memory available. Thus, only face recognition algorithms that require a limited amount of RAM can be used in mobile and embedded applications. This article discusses these concepts and highlights how many vendors develop algorithms that are not usable in mobile and embedded applications.
The ROC SDK version 1.20 delivers major accuracy improvements, alongside a wide range of other algorithmic and functionality enhancement.
Rank One Computing believes in a just, non-violent world of equality and fairness. We prize democratic values, civil liberties and open and informed debate. When used to further these values, automated face recognition can continue to make the world a safer, better place for everyone. In the absence of regulatory guidance, we wish to advance limitations that we believe are appropriate in how face recognition should be utilized.
The following set of ethics serve as a guideline for how we will develop face recognition systems and how we will expect our integration partners and end-users to develop and utilize face recognition systems based on our algorithms
There is a misperception that face recognition algorithms do not work on persons of color, or are otherwise inaccurate in general. This is not true. The truth is that across a wide range of applications, modern face recognition algorithms achieve remarkably high accuracy on all races, and accuracy continues to improve at an exponential rate.
When automated face recognition technology is used for analyzing streaming video, an important question is: how much computer hardware is needed? The hardware required to process video depends on several factors which will be discussed in this article.