STC Received an Award by Advanced Research Fund for the second best demo of face recognition technology

Speech Technology Center (STC) was awarded for the development of a face recognition technology demo that was recognized second best among Russian manufacturers. STC plans to use this technology in video surveillance systems including video biometric security systems for sports facilities and in the field of improvement of the efficiency of financial institutions, insurance companies and credit bureaus. 25 companies participated in total.

“We haven’t spent as much time on face recognition technologies as we have on voice biometrics but we have already achieved significant results. We took second place in the competition and we do not intend to stop there. Last year we were the best in all nominations in the Advanced Research Fund’s speech recognition contest and in 2014 we took all TOP-3 places in a similar competition organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), USA.

Our face and voice biometric identification is already highly appreciated by our clients such as Wells Fargo, the largest bank in the US. Our speech recognition is used by MTS - one of the leaders of Russian telecommunication market and RZD - Russian Railways monopolist.

Our face biometrics doesn’t allow law offenders entering the Petrovsky Stadium (FC Zenit) and our voice authentication is implemented in a contact center of one of the Raiffeisen Group banks.

STC is the only company in the world that has such science and technological potential in both face and voice biometrics. We have always thought that scientifical basis is one of the key success factors for innovational companies. And we are proud that we can offer solutions that are based on the truly best technology” – says Dmitry Dyrmovsky, STC’s CEO.

Sergey Garbuk, Head of Information Studies, Deputy General Director of the Fund states the importance of such competitions for the development of the Russian IT: “Such contests are essential for us to identify Russian R&D teams that are able to develop data mining technologies. In future these technologies will play their part in replacing human operators in solving various tasks in the fields of security and defense.”