NEC Corporation announced that its face recognition technology is ranked first in the world in the most recent face recognition technology benchmarking test conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The system was evaluated with an accuracy rate of 99.78 percent for still images among 12 million people.
In NIST benchmark testing, NEC also ranked first following the face recognition benchmark in 2018.
NEC is one of the first tech 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.
NEC works to improve the performance of its core face recognition algorithm in order to quickly respond to emerging social needs. NEC will continue to give top priority to privacy considerations and respect for human rights when using data such as AI and biometric information.