MCLEAN, VA – Novetta, a leader in advanced analytics technology, today released a groundbreaking whitepaper analyzing the biometric performance of Amazon Rekognition, Amazon’s machine learning-based face recognition service.
Cloud-based face recognition services from Amazon Web Service (AWS), Face++, and Microsoft – as well as dozens of smaller start-ups – are significantly expanding the range of applications in which face recognition can be deployed. Based on its relatively low cost, ease of implementation, and use of deep learning, Amazon Rekognition has gained significant traction in government and commercial applications.
Novetta provides new insights into Amazon Rekognition performance, including:
- Against relatively small databases, Rekognition correctly identified ~90% of subjects
- Rekognition enrollment error rates were approximately 10x lower than those of other cloud-based face recognition tools
- Rekognition is calibrated to reduce false positive errors, even if this leads to relatively high false negative errors
Amazon Rekognition: Quick-Look Biometric Performance Assessment is available for download from www.novetta.com.
“Amazon Rekognition – along with other machine learning-based approaches – is emerging as a disruptive capability in US Government applications,” said Michael Thieme, Novetta’s Vice President of Special Projects. “Understanding its real-world performance is a precondition of effective use in surveillance, large-scale identification, and social media applications.”
Novetta has a long history of testing advanced biometric technologies which illustrates its continued thought leadership in next-generation identity applications.
Headquartered in McLean, VA with over 700 employees across the US, Novetta has over two decades of experience solving problems of national significance through advanced analytics for government and commercial enterprises worldwide. Grounded in its work for national security clients, Novetta has pioneered disruptive technologies in four key areas of advanced analytics: data, cyber, open source/media and multi-int fusion. Novetta enables customers to find clarity from the complexity of ‘big data’ at the scale and speed needed to drive enterprise and mission success. Visit www.novetta.com for more information.