As more and more places are restricting (or outright banning) the use of facial recognition systems, the need for a facial comparison is not diminishing. But what do you do if your agency doesn’t have anyone trained to do the comparison or if you need an expert on a difficult case? To answer this need, the Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) Face Center of Excellence (FaCE) is now offering On Demand comparison services exclusively for civilian and military law enforcement and intelligence communities.
“We see the need in the law enforcement and intelligence communities for having access to a group of experts who are trained in the discipline to conduct the facial comparisons. We’ve been leaders in the facial identification discipline for years and want to help the discipline continue to grow,” said Bob Kocher, I3 President and CEO.
FaCE On Demand provides access to I3’s internationally recognized Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to conduct facial comparisons for agencies that do not have trained staff in facial comparisons, that do not have adequate staffing to support verifications or adjudications of facial comparisons, or that need assistance from an expert on a difficult case. The SMEs will conduct the comparison utilizing the analysis, comparison, evaluation, and verification (ACE-V) and the morphological analysis methodologies, which are the standards in the discipline. Users can choose from a yearly, monthly, or per transaction subscription. Subscribers can also choose from an investigative lead or forensic level comparison. Each report with have results of the comparison and the expert opinion clearly stated.
Whether you need an investigative lead or a forensic level comparison, I3 is ready to serve you On Demand!
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a patent on Tuesday, July 20 (patent #11,068,732) to the CEO of Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I-3), called International Biometric Identification System (IBIS). This patent may have a significant impact on the way in which international entities biometrically verify individuals from foreign countries without violating privacy in the process.
“IBIS is a significant step forward with regard to the use of biometrics internationally, in that it provides for identification verification of subjects from different countries without sharing of biometric information between those countries,” noted Bob Kocher, CEO of I-3. “Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) disclosure are top-of-mind issues these days with respect to biometric use, and we specifically wanted to find a way to address that concern with IBIS.”
IBIS encompasses a system and method for international biometric identity verification between two countries, without transferring biometric information between the two countries. It will replace the traditional approach of identification via uniforms and identification cards, which are easily compromised, into a secure approach of leveraging biometric information through a person’s identity. This approach is consistent with the policy of not sharing any biometric information relating to verification of identification of individuals with other countries.
“We imagine applications where partner nations, working in international assistance, humanitarian, and even military operations domains, can rapidly and securely vet individuals from other countries biometrically, without compromising that individual’s personal information,” stated Kocher.
Ideal Innovations is an inventions company that develops innovative ways to solve difficult problems. It has additional experimental efforts underway, including developing methods for identifying potential elite future performers, rapid secure access systems, and early detection of viruses.