IIT Jodhpur, Swiggy join forces to develop facial recognition tools

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur today announced a partnership with Swiggy’s applied research team to develop a state-of-the-art facial recognition system based on computer vision and artificial intelligence.

IIT Jodhpur has joined hands with the convenience platform to develop the facial recognition system that will further strengthen the AI ​​capability of the Swiggy platform and enable increased security and compliance on the platform. Both teams hope this will help provide a smoother experience for customers and restaurant partners.

This partnership was established when Swiggy recognized the need for an AI-powered 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 comparing them with selfies taken through the application. Additionally, this technology has the ability to provide benefits to Swiggy in various applications such as fraud detection, impersonation, shift assistance, etc.

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

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