Intel Would Now Introduce RealSense ID Face Recognition Tech for ATMs, Doors
By siliconindia | Friday, 08 January 2021, 19:11 IST
Intel plans to induce 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.
According to Intel, the new RealSense ID technology uses a depth sensor with a specialized 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.
The company states that 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.
Commenting on this, Intel says, “Privacy driven and purpose-built for user protection, Intel RealSense ID processes all facial images locally and encrypts all user data. The solution is also only activated through user awareness and will not authenticate unless prompted by a pre-registered user. As with all Intel technology, we are working to ensure the ethical application of RealSense and the protection of human rights.”
Intel has also said that the RealSense ID can only be activated when a user shows awareness, or if a pre-registered user prompts the facial recognition software to turn it on. There is a built-in infrared illuminator that allows for indoor or outdoor operation, regardless of lighting conditions. This means that the facial authentication software works during both day and night hours.
Sagi Ben Moshe, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of Emerging Growth and Incubation says, “Intel RealSense ID combines purpose-built hardware and software with a dedicated neural network designed to deliver a secure facial authentication platform that users can trust.”
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