New Security Industry Association (SIA) member CyberLink Corp. delivers artificial intelligence (AI) facial recognition technology and multimedia applications on PC and mobile. The company has developed and owns over 200 patented technologies that provide a solid foundation on which it works to revolutionize the multimedia experience and deliver innovative and interoperable solutions. The company is headquartered in Taipei City, Taiwan, with additional offices in San Jose, California; Tokyo, Japan; and Heerlen, the Netherlands.
SIA spoke with Dr. Jau Huang, chairman and CEO of CyberLink, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.
Tell us the story of your company.
JH: Founded in 1996, CyberLink is a world leader in digital imaging and AI facial recognition technology. Our flagship security solution, FaceMe, is an edge-based, multi-platform facial recognition engine. For 24 years, the company has proactively addressed the demands of consumer and commercial markets through a wide range of solutions, covering digital content creation, multimedia playback, video conferencing, mobile applications and AI facial recognition.
CyberLink first developed AI technologies to recognize shapes, faces and patterns for integration into its photo and video editing applications. With the increase in processing power and advancements in neural networks and machine learning, the company is integrating AI with digital media on a new level. FaceMe, which first launched in late 2018, is continuously updated with the latest enhancements in technology, algorithms and learning models and is ranked as one of the most accurate solutions in the world.
What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings/company unique?
JH: FaceMe is an industry-leading cross-platform facial recognition engine that is offered as a software development kit enabling customized deployment across any device or use case, as well as an all-in-one software, FaceMe Security, for surveillance and people identification that can detect faces, recognize people and identify attributes such as age, gender, emotions and face orientation. Through face detection, recognition and alerts, FaceMe can transform security in a variety of areas such as door control, staff access tracking, people of interest’s identification, loss prevention and behavioral analysis and can essentially add value to any Internet of Things (IoT) solution which involves human interaction.
The engine offers a 99.7% accuracy rate, which ranks it among the most precise solutions in the market. In addition to being extremely accurate, the solution is edge-based and can be optimized to any specific IoT device or computer-based deployment through multiple operating systems and platform support, with no need for cloud connection. FaceMe comes with several facial recognition models that provide flexibility to deliver the optimal combination of accuracy, speed and database size for literally any use case and hardware configuration. It also offers several hardware acceleration options to optimize performance, no matter the type of processor installed on the devices, from powerful workstations to small, low-power IoT tools.
What’s something we might not know about your company – or something new you’re doing in security?
JH: CyberLink recently launched FaceMe Security, a turnkey software product that provides a complete end-to-end surveillance solution, connecting servers as well as mobile and edge-based devices. On the edge-side installation, FaceMe Security Workstation is installed on GPU-equipped computers for real-time face detection and facial feature extraction. Features are then matched with individuals’ profiles on a server database, using FaceMe Security Central, which provides a web-based console to manage the face database, configure IP cameras and access visitors’ history. Finally, through the notification API or the integration of Cyberlink’s instant messaging service, U Alerts, real-time messages can be sent to the relevant people when the system identifies people of interest, such as VIPs and prohibited individuals.
What do you think are the biggest opportunities in the security industry right now?
JH: Given the fast pace at which facial recognition technology is advancing and how it is increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, frictionless access control is one of the biggest opportunities in the market now, especially during this pandemic. Facial recognition will help increase safety in industries where hygiene is critical such as health care or food service, but also anywhere that requires authentication, from home door locks to workplace access control to the local ATM.
What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership with SIA?
JH: We are very excited to be a part of SIA and are looking forward to engaging with other SIA members and building partnerships. We look forward to becoming a part of the SIA committees, advisory boards and working groups as a subject matter expert in facial recognition technology and its uses.
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