Israeli agency raises $5 million for tech to acknowledge mask-covered faces


TEL AVIV (Information) – Israel’s Corsight AI, which has developed expertise to acknowledge faces hid by masks, goggles and plastic shields, raised $5 million from Awz Ventures, a Canadian fund centered on intelligence and safety applied sciences.

Corsight stated on Sunday it would use the funds to market the platform and to proceed growth.

In March, China’s Hanwang Know-how Ltd stated it has provide you with expertise that may acknowledge individuals when they’re carrying masks, as many are at the moment due to the coronavirus.

Corsight stated it gives a facial recognition system capable of course of data captured on video cameras and may handle difficulties ensuing from the outbreak, the place a big portion of the inhabitants is shifting about with faces partially coated.

The expertise can be utilized to subject alerts of people who find themselves in violation of quarantine and have gone exterior to public areas whereas protecting their faces with masks, Corsight stated.

If an individual is discovered to have COVID-19 inside a company the system can rapidly produce a report of people that had been close to the sick particular person, the corporate stated.

Corsight stated it has everlasting programs put in in European airports and hospitals, Asian cities, South American police departments and border crossings, and African mines and banks.

Tel Aviv-based Corsight was based in late 2019 and has 15 workers. It’s a subsidiary of Cortica Group, which has raised over $70 million to develop synthetic intelligence expertise.

Reporting by Tova Cohen; Modifying by Steven Scheer