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RealSense ID: Intel Launches Facial Recognition Solution for Devices

Santa Clara, US, January 6, 2020 — Intel introduces a new addition to their line of RealSense add-on devices with Intel RealSense ID.  This facial authentication system is able to work with access control, smart door locks, POS, ATMs, and many more set-ups.

Emphasis on protecting user data

RealSense ID consists of an active depth sensor, SoC, FRT specialized neural network, as well as an embedded security element. This is to ensure that the recognition of registered users is quick, accurate, and remains secure. With RealSense ID, Intel has chosen to prioritize user protection, as the company states that all input will be processed locally, and user data will stay encrypted. Users will also need to pre-register before they can gain access with RealSense ID. However, Intel claims that the enrolment process is simple and doesn’t involve any network setup.

Facial authentication

Intel isn’t exactly accomplishing anything new with their release of RealSense ID. As of right now, their facial recognition technology can be compared to Apple’s Face ID, Microsoft Azure’s Face, and 3M’s ePrivacy Filter. According to Intel, the company believes that facial authentication presents itself as a much more secure verifying method compared to traditional systems.

“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,” says Intel Corporate VP and GM of Emerging Growth and Incubation Sagi Ben Moshe.

Intel RealSense ID Facial Authentication Recognition Device

For those who have little faith in the practicality of facial recognition, Intel assures that RealSense ID’s machine learning technology will continuously adjust and learn users’ physical appearance as they inevitably change. For example, RealSense ID will still operate regardless of any facial hair alterations or addition of facial accessories.

Intel also confidently states that there is only a “one-in-1-million” chance that the RealSense ID may falsely authenticate. This is attributed to the device’s built-in anti-spoofing technology that will block any attempts to bypass the system, such as through the use of photographs, video footage, or any other phishing methods.

The company has also chosen to respond to society’s past claims of AI systems being biased by stating that this system “works in various lighting conditions for people with a wide range of heights or complexions.”

What is Intel RealSense?

Intel RealSense technology focuses on equipping existing machines with the capacity to register their surrounding environments. As of right now, the line consists of smart cameras that can be integrated into smart devices. RealSense focuses on using AI, computer vision, and machine learning to improve how the world operates.

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Intel’s RealSense ID currently begins at $99 and is set to launch in Q1 2021. More information will be revealed about RealSense ID and Intel’s RealSense technology at CES2021.

Photo credit: All images have been provided by Intel Corporation for press usage.

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