Biometric Identification

Biometric identification systems, which use physical features to check a person’s identity, ensure much greater security than password and number systems. Biometric features such as the face or a fingerprint can be stored on a microchip in a credit card, for example. A single feature, however, sometimes fails to be exact enough for identification. Another disadvantage of using only one feature is that the chosen feature is not always readable. Dialog Communication Systems (DCS AG) developed BioID, a multimodal identification system that uses three different features-face, voice, and lip movement-to identify people. With its three modalities, BioID achieves much greater accuracy than single-feature systems. Even if one modality is somehow disturbed-for example, if a noisy environment drowns out the voice-the ether two modalities still lead to an accurate identification. This article goes into detail about the system functions, explaining the data acquisition and preprocessing techniques for voice, facial, and lip imagery data. The authors also explain the classification principles used for optical features and the sensor fusion options (the combinations of the three results-face, voice, lip movement-to obtain varying levels of security).

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/820041/

 

 

Biometrics

Biometric security is on a sharp growth curve, according to a number of recent research reports. The technology is on the rise in large part due to the fact that many mobile users have become comfortable using tools such as fingerprint identification for access.

Security experts see both positives and negatives with biometrics technology.

On the plus side, biometrics is an effective way to prove the true identity of individual users.

“The most obvious benefit is that it ‘proves’ a person’s identity with greater level of assurance,” says Jason Taule, CSO at FEI Systems, a provider of health-related technology products. “The presumption of course is that the biometric is used in combination with something the person knows. This is very important in situations where the access is to higher-level systems [or] resources.”

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2891475/identity-access/biometric-security-is-on-the-rise.html

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Female Humanoid Robot

Meet Jia Jia the ‘robot goddess’: Chinese inventor claims AI humanoid is the most realistic ever made (and has programmed it to refer to him as ‘my lord’)

  • Jia Jia can speak, shows micro-expressions, move its lips and body
  • It’s programmed to recognize human/machine interaction, has autonomous position and navigation and offers services based on cloud technology
  • Researher say they would not consider mass production, yet

 

You might do a double take when you see this new interactive robot, as it ‘looks very much like a real woman’.

Dubbed ‘robot goddess’, Jia Jia has the long flowing locks and rosy red cheeks as a human, but is being taught deep learning abilities.

This humanoid is designed with natural eye movement, speech that is syncs with its lip movements and refers to its male creators as ‘lords’.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3542621/Meet-Jia-Jia-robot-goddess-Chinese-inventor-claims-humanoid-realistic-programmed-refer-lord.html

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Humanoid robot

A humanoid robot is a robot with its overall appearance based on that of the human body.

In general humanoid robots have a torso with a head, two arms and two legs, although some forms of humanoid robots may model only part of the body, for example, from the waist up.

Some humanoid robots may also have a ‘face’, with ‘eyes’ and ‘mouth’.

Androids are humanoid robots built to resemble a male human, and Gynoids are humanoid robots built to resemble a human female.

www.sciencedaily.com/terms/humanoid_robot.htm

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