Panasonic Begins Offering API for Facial Recognition Utilizing Deep Learning Technology

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A new press release reports, “Panasonic Corporation announced that starting November 25, 2019, the company will begin offering an application programming interface (API) for its facial recognition technology to the market in Japan. Panasonic first began R&D into facial recognition in the early 1990s, and has continued to perfect these capabilities in various ways by incorporating the technology into consumer products and by applying it to camera-based security solutions. The company has gone on to provide reliable, safe and efficient facial recognition solutions such as for passport control at airports and ticketless entry at amusement parks. Now, Panasonic aims to help customers solve a variety of challenges by offering an API for this same technology. The API enables deep-learning powered facial recognition technology via a cloud-based service.”

The release continues with “Strengths of Panasonic’s facial recognition technology: (1) Feature quantity generation method of recognizing the whole face and certain parts of the face through the integration of multiple deep learning technologies. (2) Proprietary Panasonic algorithm that performs a degree of similarity calculation method for matching faces and controlling errors caused by photographic conditions. (3) Due to these, Panasonic’s facial recognition technology is able to accurately identify faces even under difficult conditions which previously presented challenges to facial recognition, such as when the face is seen from an angle, in difficult lighting conditions, or when the face is partially covered by sunglasses or a surgical mask.”

Read more at Business Wire.

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