IDEMIA’s solutions have been ranked second out of more than 100 algorithms for passenger identification in the latest testing by the National Institute of Standards (NIST), a result the company said confirms that IDEMIA’s facial recognition technology and algorithms are among the most accurate, fair and consistent in market.

The test focuses on ‘Identification for Paperless Travel and Immigration’ and is part of the ongoing Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) managed by NIST. The exercise simulated departing flights, populating galleries with photos of 420 arriving travellers at the airport, then measuring accuracy by running searches of photos at departure. IDEMIA’s technology conducted 536 simulated aircraft boardings, without experiencing a single false negative, which translates to a secure and frictionless boarding experience for passengers.

“As the market leader, IDEMIA’s technologies are based on over 30 years of expertise in deep learning and artificial intelligence and we see it as our responsibility to bring this expertise to the everyday traveller, keeping passengers safe across the world,” said IDEMIA’s Jean-Christophe Fondeur.

“NIST’s results confirm the robustness of our technologies with regard to managing different demographics. IDEMIA’s facial recognition technology achieves the most accurate results and delivers a key competitive advantage when handling complex scenarios.”

In addition to being ranked highly in the passenger simulation, IDEMIA has maintained the top spot on NIST’s FRVT ranking since first published in late March 2021.

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