Belfast-based technology specialist Liopa has commercially launched the world’s first automated Lip Reader. The service will initially be used to prevent ‘spoofing’ in Facial Recognition systems where there is a threat of compromise from images or videos of the subject being presented by an imposter.

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Investment secured

Liopa to bring visual speech-recognition platform to market. Belfast’s Liopa has raised $1m in funding led by Techstart NI and QUBIS to commercialise its LipRead platform for a global audience. Read the article in full here.

It doesn’t matter if you’re from Bangor in Northern Ireland or Wales, or Perth in Scotland or Australia: when it comes to lip-reading technology, accents don’t matter – only the words you say.
The end-goal for an innovative start-up based in Belfast is to have a real-time lip reader than can recognise very large vocabularies across multiple languages. That’s a little way off but there are many nearer term use-cases that Liopa can support in the interim.

Read the PwC disruptive technologies blog in full here.