Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 | Page 52

FEATURE: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES highly in terms of its quality. After years of dedication and hard work, we’ve managed to achieve a level of accuracy that is practically unparalleled. The objective of this technology is to channel the potential of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality to assist in law enforcement procedures. “We are eager to see how the software assists in maintaining the safety of law- abiding citizens. This innovative technology can significantly boost the safety of the general public, particularly in crowded venues and can identify potential threats. So far the response from our customers and the market overall has been extremely positive.” The independent Face Recognition Vendor Test conducted by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recorded a True Positive Rating (TPR) of 97.45%, indicating a high percentage of accurate matches, and a False Positive Rating (FPR) of only 0.1% on a test database of over one million faces for NNTC’s face recognition algorithm. Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, which very closely resemble run-of-the-mill sunglasses, 52 INTELLIGENTCIO //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// are embedded with an eight-megapixel camera. The glasses leverage the iFalcon software to detect up to 15 faces per video frame. The software is capable of identifying an individual in less than a second, and notifications regarding positive matches are sent to the see-through display embedded within the lens. iFalcon Face Control also allows its wearers mobility: no data connectivity is required for the software to function; users can carry or wear a portable base station which connects to the glasses and stores a database of ‘watch-listed’ individuals. Meanwhile, notifications sent to the built-in display frees up the wearer to interact with people or perform alternative tasks. Below Dmitry Doshaniy, General Manager at NNTC, tells Intelligent CIO more about this trailblazing technology. “At a noisy horse racing track there is a lot of excitement in the air as people came to see the race and to have a good time. While graceful horses are galloping along the track, kicking up clouds of sand and dust, and spectators are enjoying the race, one 50 Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses have been deployed by multiple security operations person stands out from a crowd, alert and concentrated, wearing glasses with a subtle red-light blinking. This person sees a bit more than any other track visitor does. “The glasses are part of a solution that can recognise over 15 faces in less than a