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IARPA to Launch Competition on Increasing Face Recognition Accuracy

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is launching the Fusion of Face Recognition Algorithms Prize Challenge, where contestants will attempt to increase face recognition accuracy through the use of various algorithm fusion techniques.

IARPA said Wednesday that the contest is open to researchers from local and international industrial and academic organizations.

Chris Boehnen, project manager of IARPA, noted that his agency “is in a unique position” to assist participating researchers develop algorithm fusion methods by providing them with requisite data.

Participants will turn over their solutions to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which will evaluate the submissions, and winners will receive cash prizes from a total purse of $70,000.

IARPA is accepting registrations until August 6 and will announce the winners of the competition in October.

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