Yitu Technology wins first place in facial recognition benchmark test
05 September 2017 17:38 GMT

China's Yitu Technology won first place in four different categories In the recently released results of Face Recognition Vendor Test, a prestigious international benchmark, the company has noted in a statement.

The results saw Yitu overtake the Russia company Vocord, a long-established international security brand that beat Google in various facial recognition benchmarks for years, and Morpho, a well-known French biometrics company, said the firm.

Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT), is a benchmark organized by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which serves as the official guideline for U.S. government purchases. The test results are the golden standards of global security industry in practice.

The test datasets of FRVT are all of real-world scenarios provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, e.g. massive number of photographs taken by border control agencies and in criminal investigations. Compared to other popular tests setup by academia, such as LFW and MegaFace, FRVT is more practical and at a larger scale. Not only is the test dataset scale in the order of millions, but also it is not available to the public, thus, results in effective prevention against algorithmic over-fitting or any manner of unfair practices.