SOURCE: Sighthound Inc.

June 27, 2016 08:02 ET

Sighthound Launches Face Recognition Software for iOS

Industry-Leading Computer Vision Software Now Runs on iPhone and iPad With No Cloud Access Required

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2016) -  Sighthound, Inc. today announced that it has ported its advanced facial recognition software to mobile handheld platforms and will be demonstrating cell phone and tablet based implementations at this week's CVPR conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sighthound specializes in building deep networks that run in real time and require less training data than those prevalent in the industry. Traditional deep networks are so computationally expensive that they require cloud based server arrays or GPU accelerated hardware. Sighthound's networks have been designed in such a way that they can run on standard CPUs, and even on hand held devices. The algorithms suffer no performance or accuracy trade-offs, competing with or exceeding the best academic and commercial systems currently available based on benchmarking tests on publicly available data sets.

At CVPR Sighthound will demonstrate face detection, recognition and tracking software running on iPhone 6 and iPad Pro. The software is able to perform real time recognition on live video feeds, and is not restricted to still images or locked inside Apple applications. Nor does it rely on a connection to cloud servers. The software is designed for OEMs and developers interested in incorporating individual identification and verification features in their products and applications.

 "Offering scalable computer vision software implementations from the cloud to embedded portable devices is essential to our value proposition," said Stephen Neish, CEO of Sighthound. "Our mantra is to make computer vision easy to use -- that now includes customers who want to deploy solutions on mobile devices."

Sighthound's face detection, recognition and tracking software is the latest addition to the Sighthound Sentry suite of computer vision capabilities, used by OEMs to add intelligence to products and services. Sighthound also markets an intelligent home and business surveillance system, Sighthound Video, which uses its person detection software, and Sighthound Cloud, a set of computer vision APIs for developers.

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