IDEMIA’s facial recognition algorithm achieved best for accuracy in the latest Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) among 75 tested systems and 281 entrants in NIST’s latest FRVT.

FRVT measures how well facial recognition systems work for civil, law enforcement and security applications covering accuracy, speed, storage, and memory criteria. FRVT test results are acknowledged to be the gold standard of the global security industry.

According to IDEMIA, NIST’s test results establish beyond all doubt that the company has the best identification system on the market. Taking border control systems as an example, IDEMIA achieved the best accuracy score of 99.65 per cent correct matches out of 1.6 million face images.

One of the important aspects of AI-based automated facial recognition is to teach its various algorithms not only to be accurate, but equally important fast and optimized for fairness. IDEMIA’s facial recognition solutions work with or without mask and with the best trade-off between speed and accuracy, demographic parity and can process face profile images.

FRVT evaluated IDEMIA’s core algorithms underlying all its systems using facial recognition which address access control, public security and border control needs.