EC Announces Agreement with Ideal Innovations Inc. to Promote Responsible Use of Face Recognition Technology

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, biometrics, communications, and networking solutions today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Ideal Innovations Inc. (I3), a leader in biometric and forensic professional services with respect to user training as well as system and software development and operations support. This collaboration marks a significant step toward promoting the responsible use of face recognition systems and enhancing the skills of professionals in the field.

The I3 Face Center of Excellence (FaCE) will offer NEC customers a comprehensive suite of training services tailored to the Facial Identification (FI) discipline for forensic examiners. With a wealth of expertise, I3 is dedicated to equipping individuals and organizations with the knowledge and tools they need to use NEC’s No. 1 ranked face recognition technology effectively and ethically.

“We are incredibly excited to offer our NeoFace customers the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in the responsible use of face recognition technology through our collaboration with the I3 FI training,” said John Dowden, NEC Senior Product Manager. “This agreement empowers our customers to harness the full potential of facial recognition technology to investigate and solve criminal cases while upholding ethical standards. We believe this collaboration will be a game-changer in the industry, enabling our customers to leverage our technology to its fullest extent while ensuring responsible use.”

NEC recognizes the value of collaborating with I3 to provide comprehensive training and education to its customers. This agreement aligns with NEC Group’s AI and Human Rights principles.

“Ideal Innovations Incorporated is honored to have this opportunity to create a synergistic approach to Facial Recognition and Facial Identification. Our purposeful partnership with NEC provides a combination of world-class technology solutions with proven FI training,” said Dr. Rebecca Perlman, Senior Vice President of Forensics at I3.