Remark AI achieves top-20 ranking on NIST's Facial Recognition Vendor Test
24 April 2019 15:45 GMT

Remark Holdings, a diversified global technology company with leading artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and digital media properties, has announced that its facial recognition algorithm was ranked in the top twenty in the latest Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 1:1 evaluation conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

In the latest FRVT evaluation, Remark's AI facial recognition product beat out top AI companies in the world, including billion-dollar unicorns, such as SenseTime and Face++.  The FRVT measured algorithms based on false non-match rate (FNMR) across several different datasets.  FNMR is the proportion of mated comparisons below a threshold set to achieve the false match rate (FMR) specified.  FMR is the proportion of impostor comparisons at or above threshold.

In the Wild Image accuracy test, a subcategory of this FRVT 1:1 evaluation, Remark's AI technology ranked in the top 14. The Wild Image accuracy test includes images featuring individuals who were captured from various surveillance video cameras in a non-cooperative manner. Those images typically have random issues such as large variation in resolution and other quality aspects. Therefore, Wild Image recognition is generally considered the most challenging area for facial recognition technologies and is also considered one of the key factors to measure how good the facial recognition performance is in industrial use cases.

Advanced facial recognition technology is one component of Remark's AI product offering, which is backed by proprietary technologies secured by 15 software copyrights and 26 patents.  Remark's AI is currently working with a diverse mix of customers in deploying and testing tailored AI products that tap into the Company's proprietary technologies, application flexibility and cost-efficiency to develop solutions for a diverse mix of markets. 

"Our top-twenty ranking on the FRVT directly reflects our investment in building and perfecting our facial recognition technology," said Kai-Shing Tao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Remark Holdings.  "The prestigious recognition is yet another validation of this key component within our comprehensive AI product offering.  We are continuing to work with a broad range of partners in developing tailored AI solutions aimed at addressing issues and improving processes spanning retail, construction sites, traffic control, restaurants and entertainment."

Conducted by the NIST, the FRVT is aimed at measurement of the performance of automated face recognition technologies applied to a wide range of civil, law enforcement and homeland security applications including verification of visa images, de-duplication of passports, recognition across photojournalism images, and identification of child exploitation victims.  Access to the FRVT results can be found at: https://www.nist.gov/programs-projects/frvt-11-verification.

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