Company achieves better than 99.9% matching accuracy for airplane boarding
SAN FRANCISCO — Paravision, the U.S.-based leader in mission-critical face recognition and computer vision, today announced that it is the top-ranked U.S. provider and a top-10 global provider in NIST’s newly published Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) report assessing the use of face recognition for paperless travel and immigration.
While NIST has published numerous reports on the accuracy of face recognition, this is the first that describes accuracy in the context of paperless travel specifically. The report assesses groups of 420 and 42,000 people, which correspond to the number of individuals boarding a large commercial flight or passing through a security checkpoint in an airline terminal at a given time.
In this test, Paravision was the top-ranked U.S. provider across all metrics tested. Paravision’s highlights from the report include:
- 99.93% successful match rate on databases of 420 individuals when given the option to use more than one enrollment photo. Paravision was one of only nine vendors globally to achieve better than 99.9% successful match rate in this test.
- 99.59% successful match rate on databases of 420 individuals when using a single enrollment photo. Paravision was one of only seven vendors globally to achieve better than 99.5% successful match rate in this test.
- 99.28% successful match rate on databases of 42,000 individuals when using a single enrollment photo. Paravision was the fourth-ranked vendor globally in this demanding test.
- In the case of a single enrollment image and 420 person database, Paravision delivered an error rate that was more than 10X lower than that of the incumbent provider used for entry / exit immigration processing in the U.S.
The pace of innovation in AI and computer vision and its impact on biometric accuracy is remarkable. The performance we are seeing can have an immediate impact on traveler experience, throughput, and security. These accuracy levels mean Paravision-powered face recognition systems can provide the trust at scale that is vital for paperless travel.
Benji Hutchinson, Paravision President and COO
Hutchinson recently joined Paravision as President and COO from NEC Corporation of America. In May 2021, the company raised $23m in funding led by J2 Ventures with strategic investment from HID Global. The company stands out as the consistent U.S. leader in NIST FRVT testing, and partners with a wide range of trusted access control, video security, payments and identity management companies. In addition, Paravison is at the forefront of the ethical use of face recognition which it has codified and published in its AI Principles.