IIT Jodhpur, Swiggy collaborate to develop facial recognition technology

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Vishu Verma
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Updated on Nov 15, 2022 14:17 IST

The partnership was established when Swiggy recognised the need for an AI-driven capability that can automatically detect and extract faces from various types of images and selfies. 

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur has partnered with Swiggy’s applied research team to develop a state-of-the-art face recognition system based on computer vision and artificial intelligence. IIT Jodhpur has collaborated with the convenience platform to develop the facial recognition system that will further strengthen the artificial intelligence capability of the Swiggy platform and enable increased security and compliance on the platform.  

As per a report published in The Indian Express, the two teams are hoping that this will help provide a smoother experience for customers and restaurant partners. The partnership was established when Swiggy recognised the need for an AI-driven capability that can automatically detect and extract faces from various types of images and selfies. The extracted faces will be used for identity verification of a person by matching them against selfies taken via the app. Moreover, this technology has the capability to provide benefits to Swiggy in several applications of fraud detection, impersonation, shift attendance, etc. 

Matching document ID with selfies 

The research team at IIT Jodhpur has been working on designing robust face recognition solutions for constrained and unconstrained environments for more than a decade. This partnership with Swiggy provides an opportunity to advance research for solving real-world applications of matching document ID with selfies,” Mayank Vatsa, PI, IIT Jodhpur said. 

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