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Deep Learning – the new kid in Artificial Intelligence
11 April 2017
We have heard the term 'Deep Learning' thrown around in recent years but what does this actually mean for biometrics? Dr Harin Sellahewa and Dr Hisham Al-Assam, University of Buckingham UK, briefly explains for members the underlying concept behind deep learning and implications this may have, especially for biometrics.

Kevin Bowyer shares his thoughts on research in biometrics
10 April 2017
Kevin Bowyer, University of Notre Dame, has recently taken the helm as Head of the Academic Research and Innovation user group. Kevin speaks about some of the exciting research being conducted around biometrics and areas where more could be done.

Viewpoint from Biometrics Institute: Biometrics at the Borders
28 March 2017
While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute.

Consumer Devices Drive Public Acceptance of Biometrics
16 February 2017
While large scale public sector implementations drove the initial rollout of biometric-based applications, biometric-enabled consumer devices -- from smart phones, to car doors, to accessing mobile banking accounts -- are driving public willingness to use biometrics today. Improvements in biometric technology, coupled with this growing public acceptance, are creating the perfect storm for explosive growth in biometric applications, but not without some new challenges for organisations deploying biometric applications, says John Kendall, director border and national security programs, Unisys.

ID4Africa Annual Meeting is back in its 3rd Edition
15 February 2017
Dr. Joseph J. Atick, Executive Chairman explains why ID4Africa is bigger, better and more pertinent than ever. ID4Africa may be a young movement, but it has already founded a community by capturing the minds and hearts of a large group of people passionate about facing the identification challenges to build a more equitable Africa.

Biometrics Institute Media Release: The Biometrics Institute Week London 2017 dates announced, with a new venue and format
6 December 2016
London/ /Sydney - The Biometrics Institute announces dates for its 2017 London conference, including a range of satellite events, during the week of the 30 October – 3 November 2017.

Biometrics Institute Media Release: The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter Terrorism just confirmed to address Biometrics Institute Showcase Australia
9 November 2016
Sydney. The independent and international impartial Biometrics Institute just received confirmation that The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter Terrorism to give the keynote opening address at next week's Showcase Australia. The event will take place at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra on the 16 November 2016.

Biometrics 2016 - Brief Overview
8 November 2016
Around 500 members and industry professionals converged in London for Biometrics Institute Week (17-21 October 2016) with the main event being the 3-day Biometrics 2016 conference, organised in partnership with Elsevier and the Biometrics Institute.

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