Microsoft Named Biometric Startup, ID R&D, One of The Top-10 AI Companies in The AI Innovate Global Competition

New York, NY: Monday, March 19, 2018 – Microsoft Ventures recently announced that ID R&D Inc. was selected into the final round of the Microsoft Global Startup competition – Innovate AI. This Innovate AI competition is designed to highlight the most exciting AI-based technology and to help high-potential startups & the top AI companies gain access to capital and further the development of new AI technology to solve problems and improve people’s lives. The competition attracted hundreds of top AI companies around the world.

ID R&D is biometric solutions provider that creates proprietary AI-based authentication capabilities, including behavioral, voice, and anti-spoofing engines. The company is built around one of the strongest R&D teams in the industry and creates unique multi-modal biometric authentication products that provide frictionless user experience and robust security for remote login and conversational interface.

AI-based biometric capabilities offer the enterprise a much-needed security when it comes to communicating with its customers through a natural and convenient interface. One such product is SafeChat, it fuses behavioral, voice and face biometrics to provide frictionless user authentication for conversational interface. SafeChat provides continuous authentication for both voice and typing input into chatbots and virtual assistants. This solution opens these channels up for sharing sensitive customer data and monetary transactions by the enterprise and customer. SafeChat does not prompt users to take any actions, instead it collects sufficient biometric data during the normal interaction between a user and the enterprise.

“We are excited to be named as one of the top-10 AI startups by Microsoft in the AI Innovate global competition. AI-based technologies allow us to offer new and unique biometric capabilities to the market. We look forward to using this platform to introduce the benefits of frictionless biometric authentication and unique anti-spoofing / liveness capabilities.” – said CEO of ID R&D Alexey Khitrov.

About ID R&D

ID R&D is an award-winning top AI company and provider of multi-modal biometric security solutions based in New York, NY. With more than 25 years of experience in biometrics, the company’s management and development teams apply the latest scientific breakthroughs to significantly enhance authentication experiences. ID R&D combines a science-driven seamless authentication experience with the capabilities of a leading research and development team. ID R&D’s focus is on behavioral biometrics, voice biometrics, keystroke dynamics, and biometric fusion. Learn more at