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Sensory’s new Fujitsu partnership means your face could become a lot more valuable to enterprises
Mizuho, the 15th largest bank in the world, will become the latest user of Sensory’s facial authentication.
When biometric authentication becomes as widespread as passwords, logins become as easy as looking at or speaking to your device.
Such a scenario means that users could just as easily be logged on as not — a kind of heaven for marketers eager to know the identities of their audience.
This week, biometric authentication took another step toward that future with the announcement of a partnership between embedded AI firm Sensory and tech firm Fujitsu. As a result of that alliance, the Japanese bank Mizuho — the 15th largest in the world — will begin using facial authentication.
Founded in 1994, Sensory has focused on employing its neural net artificial intelligence in communications devices like smartphones or toys. Several years ago, the Santa Clara, California-based firm began employing its AI in support of facial and voice recognition, such as applications in the Jibo personal robot and mobile devices from Motorola and LG.