Human identity and understanding of person behavior using smartphone devices

Reference number
Coordinator Högskolan i Halmstad - Akademin för informationsteknologi
Funding from Vinnova SEK 188 288
Project duration November 2018 - June 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors
Call Funding for staff exchange and artificial intelligence (AI)

Purpose and goal

Virtual applications in mobile platforms is one of the most important and ever growing fields in AI, where ubiquitous and real-time person authentication has become critical after the breakthrough of all kind of services via mobile devices. In this context, biometric technologies hold a great promise to provide reliable and robust user authentication and behaviour understanding, using the many signals available from the sensors embedded. Accordingly, the goal is the development of new AI solutions for human identity and understanding of person behavior using smartphone devices.

Expected results and effects

Findings will enable increased security and enhanced user experience in the exploding smartphone market. The project also aims a new cooperation between the Swedish academia and a European SME that provides smartphone-based biometrics AI solutions (FacePhi), in the context of a wider effort to establish a consortium for an international funding application (to EU H2020, or other). This project will also increase the understanding by the applicant of issues, challenges and constraints associated with market implementations of biometric solutions.

Planned approach and implementation

The proposal involves a company (FacePhi) who will bring know-how on implementation of AI solutions in smartphones, and an academic partner, who will bring knowledge of latest research in identity and behaviour understanding. By hands-on experience, the applicant of the Swedish academia will assess how an AI research solution is transferred to a product, taking into account inputs and needs of end-users, or hardware restrictions. Mobility is foreseen in 2 periods of 1.5 months, aiming for an extended cooperation that goes beyond the duration of the mobility.

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