Intel’s RealSense ID brings secure face authentication to ATMs, kiosks, and more
Intel is looking to bring a secure and more reliable authentication process to devices such as ATMs, kiosks, point-of-sale, and smart locks. Here is how the new facial authentication technology works.
Intel has introduced ‘Intel RealSense ID', an on-device solution that uses a combination of active depth sensor with a neural network to deliver a more secure and accurate facial authentication. The technology can be deployed on devices such as ATMs, kiosks, point-of-sale, and smart locks.
Intel says the technology is also highly flexible as it adapts to users over time as their physical features change over a while. It also adapts to different light conditions for people with different complexions or heights.
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“With an easy enrollment process and no network setup needed, Intel RealSense ID brings a highly accurate, natural solution that simplifies secure entry. Using only a glance, users are able to quickly unlock what's important to them. Intel RealSense ID combines active depth with a specialized neural network, a dedicated system-on-chip and embedded secure element to encrypt and process user data quickly and safely,” said Intel in a post.
Intel points out that the traditional authentication method can expose users to ID theft and security breaches – one of the reasons why individuals and firms are turning to facial authentication technology. It is worth noting that devices such as smartphones have already begun using facial authentication.
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Intel adds its RealSense ID comes with an anti-spoofing technology to keep malicious elements away as it is capable of spotting false entry attempts through photographs, videos or masks. The company claims the technology offers a “one-in-million” false acceptance rate. For further privacy, Intel RealSense ID processes all the data locally. It is also encrypted.
The RealSense ID module is available for pre-order on Intel's website for $99 ( ₹7,200 approximately). It is currently available for business and enterprise users.
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