iProov has received a task from the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate to help streamline the process of identifying travelers at unmanned U.S. borders.
The London-based company said Monday it will integrate its spoof-detecting offering with existing systems of the Customs and Border Protection that would enable travelers to authenticate their identities upon arriving at the U.S. border.
iProov’s system is expected to confirm the genuine owner of the identification credential.
Andrew Bud, iProov’s CEO, stated that advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence have transformed facial biometrics in the last few years.
“We are now seeing more and more cases of governments and banks turning to self-service, spoof-resilient face verification as the biometric choice to both increase security and ensure ease of use,” Bud added.
iProov will conduct the effort under the DHS S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program.
The British firm provides banks and governments with facial biometric technologies for customer onboarding, logon and authentication purposes to protect personal data and identities.