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Liopa launches automated lip-reader application to prevent facial recognition spoofing

  • Belfast-based technology specialist Liopa has officially launched the world’s first automated lip reader application, which it hopes will help secure facial recognition tech.

    Local firm Liopa has developed a new technology based on Visual Speech Recognition that analyses lip movements using advanced AI-based techniques and can decipher what is being said. The software can be used on any device with a standard camera and is the product of over 50-man years of research into visual speech recognition conducted in Queen’s University Belfast.

    Liopa is launching a commercial security service using the new technology that will help prevent facial recognition spoofing. With AI-based video editing tools now allowing people to create fake compromising videos of other people. Liopa's new service LipSecure is currently in commercial trials with several face recognition companies and will help detect these fakes.

    "There has been considerable research done in the VSR area over the last 10 years. This has grown exponentially of late, largely due to the increased use of voice to drive applications such as Siri, Cortana and Alexa," stated Liam McQuillan, CEO of Liopa. "We are launching a communication aid for patients who have impaired speech early next year and hope to be embedding our technology in lots of voice-driven applications throughout 2019”,

    SOURCE: Liopa Press Release

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