Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Platform Achieves Superior Accuracy and Reliability Across All Demographics in NIST Testing

Oct. 29, 2021
Clearview’s algorithm ranks No. 1 in the U.S. in all categories as verified by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT).

NEW YORK -- Clearview AI, the leading facial recognition company that provides powerful and reliable photo identification technology to law enforcement agencies across the country, has achieved near perfect ratings from the U.S. government’s top independent agency for evaluating advanced technology providers. The October 28, 2021 results released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), verify the accuracy and reliability of Clearview’s revolutionary platform, powered by the world’s largest known database of more than 10 billion publicly available facial images.  

Hoan Ton-That, co-founder and CEO of Clearview AI, said: “Our superior performance across all demographics, as verified by the country’s foremost authority on technology performance standards, is an unmistakable validation of Clearview AI’s industry leading facial recognition platform. We are extremely gratified by this result, which bolsters our commitment to continue delivering a world class product to our customers.” 

Clearview AI’s first algorithm submission to NIST’s latest Face Recognition Vendor Test ("FRVT") ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for its performance in matching VISA Photos (99.81 percent), MUGSHOT Photos (99.76 percent), VISABORDER photos (99.7 percent) and BORDER Photos (99.42 percent), and ranked in top five worldwide in all of these categories out of 650 algorithms. 

In the most difficult category of facial recognition tests – “WILD Photos” – Clearview AI’s algorithm ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 2 worldwide. 

In another key test that evaluates demographic accuracy, Clearview AI’s algorithm consistently achieved greater than 99 percent accuracy across all demographics. 

Established by Congress in 1901, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, provides the marketplace with accurate and reliable information about companies’ measurable industrial and technology performance capabilities.   

Clearview AI's investigative platform helps law enforcement accurately and rapidly identify suspects, investigate crimes, enhance public safety and provide justice to victims. Clearview AI has been instrumental in thousands of cases including finding abducted children, identifying endangered dementia cases, and apprehending drug traffickers, sex offenders, and other violent criminals. 

Clearview AI 

Clearview provides law enforcement agencies with investigative tools through the use of its revolutionary facial recognition search engine. Its platform of more than 10 billion facial images, the largest known database of its kind, is sourced from public-only web sources, including news media, mugshot websites, public social media, and many other open sources. Law enforcement agencies that use Clearview AI receive high-quality leads with fewer resources expended. When supported by other evidence, these leads help law officials accurately and rapidly identify suspects, protect victims, and keep communities safe. TIME recently named Clearview AI one of the world's "100 Most Influential Companies."  

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