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Regtech: Jumio reveals its digital identity USPs

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Then, determining it is valid using facial recognition biometrics. Stuut said: "They are used to slapping an ID on top of some very custom device with high resolution, many multiple wavelengths, controlled lighting, no vibration, no glare; an access control into a building, or airport entry system, or reading cheques. Referring to the "horrendous pain points" for his customers, Stuut pointed out that there are buildings full of people doing these repetitive verification tasks which Jumio can do much better, faster and cheaper. That's why we need to release new innovative technologies like biometric facial recognition that is daunting and so difficult for them to trick it's basically not worth it to attempt to do so.


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His research focus is on machine learning and pattern recognition in the domains of Document Image Analysis and Biometrics. His seminal work in handwriting recognition was at the core of the first handwritten address interpretation system used by the US Postal Service. He was also the prime technical lead responsible for technology transfer to the Postal Services in US, Australia, and UK. He has served on the editorial boards of premier journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Biometrics Council Compendium.


Post Office 'to close more Crown branches'

BBC News

The Post Office is planning to close and franchise 37 Crown offices, with loss of 300 jobs and 127 specialist roles, according to the Communication Workers' Union (CWU). The union staged five days of strikes just before Christmas at the Crown post offices in a dispute that was partly about branch closures. It added that the Post Office network has been reduced by more than 50% over the past 30 years. In April 2016, the Post Office announced plans to transfer up to 61 branches into WH Smith stores over the following year.


How the U.S. Postal Service could enable smart cities

ZDNet

Postal Service could revolve around big data, Internet of things and smart cities. Here's the gist of how the Postal Service could be a smart city enabler: These assets could monitor conditions and the environment for things like potholes, potential for blight and infrastructure conditions. Regulations prevent the Postal Service from entering non-postal businesses. These assets could monitor conditions and the environment for things like potholes, potential for blight and infrastructure conditions.


Postal Service: Dog attacks on carrier halt mail delivery in town - Dog risked life to protect owner during house fire

FOX News

Renee Scholato says her dog, Tank, is just friendly, though she acknowledges the animal sometimes escapes from her home and did jump on the carrier. But she says the dog wasn't attacking or biting. The Postal Service has told residents that mail won't be delivered to Scholato's block in Washington, Pennsylvania, until the dog is properly restrained. Neighbor Brenda Dogle says she's upset about being punished for someone else's dog, saying neighbors "have to suffer because of one house."


Postal Service: Dog attacks on carrier halt mail delivery

U.S. News

The Postal Service has told residents that mail won't be delivered to Scholato's block in Washington, Pennsylvania, until the dog is properly restrained. Until then, those residents can pick up their mail at the post office, where it will be held for 30 days.


Even 'Family Guy' thinks Amazon drones will one day deliver our mail

Mashable

Even 2D animation TV franchises have to keep up with technology, as this past Sunday's Family Guy proved when it inserted big mentions of Amazon drones and even the future of TV. The other tech note in the show was a major shout out to one of the biggest (and most beloved, present company included) YouTube stars, Jenna Marbles. "I'll just become a YouTube star, like Jenna Marbles," Stewie says. And then, to emphasize the point of YouTube stars transcending TV, Stewie points to the ever-present Fox logo on the bottom of the screen saying, "This?