NEC Face Recognition Technology Ranks First in NIST Accuracy Testing


NEC Corporation today announced that its face recognition technology has ranked first in the world in the most recent face recognition technology benchmarking test conducted by the globally authoritative U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

In particular, in the large-scale “1:N Identification”, which is largely used for FinTech and requires higher precision for applications that include cashless payments, public transportation and digital ID, the system was evaluated with an accuracy rate of 99.78% for still images among 12 million people.

In NIST benchmark testing, NEC also ranked first following the face recognition benchmark in 2018.

NEC was one of the first companies in the world to develop and commercialize a face recognition engine that achieves high accuracy even when masks are worn in response to the spread of COVID-19.


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