SensibleVision’s 3D solution targets racial bias
12 March 2019 16:14 GMT

SensibleVision, a global developer of biometric technologies, today announced a partnership with agriculture technology company NoveTechnologies to deliver Protocol, a proactive 3D face recognition biometric solution for controlling access to large commercial agriculture facilities. Unlike most existing face recognition technologies in use today, Protocol does not factor in skin tone and therefore does not discriminate based on ethnicity or race.

Protocol is designed to protect swine and poultry barns by managing access to improve the safety and wellbeing of animals, people, and food production. Historically, production facilities have relied on trust and paper trails to validate people coming in and out of various systems and facilities. By providing a secure third-party verified approach to access, organizations can now accurately determine who is coming in and out of their facilities, lowering their risk and increasing consumer confidence.

“This is all about food safety,” said Anthony Novero, Founder of NoveTechnologies. “Previous face recognition solutions that we tried were inconsistent and did not deliver a viable security option. Working with SensibleVision allows us to put teeth into our real-time tracking. With near-instantaneous 3D face recognition in any lighting conditions, it helps us prevent employees who might be carrying disease from facility to facility from potentially infecting a large group of animals. And because the solution is ‘race blind,’ we’re able to be fair and equitable to all of our employees, regardless of their skin tone.”