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Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) Ongoing

Description

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In light of COVID-19 guidance from Federal, State and local health authorities, NIST has made temporary adjustments to staffing and operations to protect the health and safety of NIST employees and the public. As a result of these changes, ALL frvt evaluation tracks submissions are temporarily suspended. Thank you for your understanding. 

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New FRVT Demographic Effects Report

A new FRVT report released as NISTIR 8280 - FRVT Part 3: Demographic Effects on December 19th, 2019, describes and quantifies demographic differentials for contemporary face recognition algorithms. NIST has conducted tests to quantify demographic differences for nearly 200 face recognition algorithms from nearly 100 developers, using four collections of photographs with more than 18 million images of more than 8 million people. Using both one-to-one verification and one-to-many identification algorithms submitted to NIST, the report found empirical evidence for the existence of a wide range of accuracy across demographic differences in the majority of the current face recognition algorithms that were evaluated.


FRVT 1:1

Latest Report [2020-03-25]
APIParticipation Agreement
Status: Temporarily Suspended
Next Report: TBD

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FRVT 1:N

Latest Report [2020-03-24]
API | Participation Agreement
Status: Temporarily Suspended
Next Report: TBD

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FRVT MORPH

Latest Report [2020-03-04]
API | Participation Agreement
Status: Temporarily Suspended
Next Report: TBD

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FRVT Quality

Draft Report [2020-03-06]
API | Concept Document
Participation Agreement
Status: Temporarily Suspended

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FAQs

Ongoing responses to a number of questions regarding the our FRVT evaluations are addressed in our FAQs document.

Number and Schedule of Submissions: FRVT is an ongoing activity and runs continuously.  For the FRVT 1:1, 1:N, and Quality tracks, participants may send one submission as often as every four calendar months from the last submission for evaluation.  For FRVT MORPH, the number and schedule of submissions is currently not regulated, so participants can send submissions at any time.  NIST reserves the right to amend submission volume and frequency limits at any time.
 

Contact Information

Inquiries and comments may be submitted to frvt@nist.gov.

 

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Created December 14, 2016, Updated April 2, 2020