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Matt Prendergast

Matt is the Product Marketing Director at Yoti and has helped raise the brand, message and ethics of Yoti. Matt strongly believes in the mission of Yoti where AI can be deployed responsibly to protect people and children from online harms and prevent fraud and scams.

Meet the Guardians: Dr. Sindhu Joseph

At Yoti, our Guardian Council helps us to navigate the complex world of identity. They are an independent board of advisors who act as a moral sounding board for the company. We’ve had a chat with our newest Guardian, Dr. Sindhu Joseph, to find out more about why she chose to be part of Yoti’s Guardian Council. 1) Why did you decide to join Yoti’s Guardian Council? When Yoti reached out to me to join the Guardian Council, I was fascinated by the company’s vision and what Yoti is trying to achieve, particularly from a company-building perspective. Today, it

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Why do Yoti facial age estimation results published by NIST differ to those reported by Yoti in its white papers

In September 2023, we submitted our facial age estimation model to the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as part of a public testing process. This is the first time since 2014 that NIST has evaluated facial age estimation algorithms. NIST age estimation reports are likely to become a globally trusted performance guide for vendor models. NIST assessed vendor Facial Age Estimation models using 4 data test sets at certain image sizes: NIST provides some example images: NIST note in their report that age estimation accuracy “will depend on

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Preview of the Yoti whitepaper: On the threat of Generative AI

On the threat of detecting deepfakes

Learn how Yoti can help you defeat deepfakes As the threat of generative AI in identity and content integrity continues to build, Yoti has developed a comprehensive strategy focused on early detection by using tools to prevent AI-generated content or attacks at the point of source. Yoti’s strategy for detecting generative AI threats targets two attack vectors: presentation attacks (direct) and injection attacks (indirect), with a focus on early detection during the verification or authentication process.  Our proprietary and patented technology can work on: Deepfakes Illicit images Account takeovers Identity theft and fraud Content moderation Injection attacks Bot attacks

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Woman estimating age on Yoti's technology which has antispoofing and injection attack protection

The importance of anti-spoofing for facial age estimation

It has been claimed that facial age estimation technology can be easily spoofed. The proliferation of news on generative AI and deepfakes has added to the conversation, and there is doubt and concern over the security of online safety systems. Suffice to say, we’ve thought of that. We have developed a suite of anti-spoofing tools to ensure your check is real, valid and accurate. Our experience working with organisations to implement age verification has enabled us to identify and cover risks and vulnerabilities. When we perform an age estimation check, we are actually performing a number of security checks simultaneously.

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Yoti releases a new Digital ID app with Lloyds Bank

This follows the £10 million Lloyds Banking Group invested in Yoti to support the development of a new, reusable digital identity proposition London, UK, 2nd October 2023: Yoti has released a new Digital ID app with Lloyds Bank – Lloyds Bank Smart ID. The app gives people a more private, secure and convenient way to prove their age or identity from their phone.  This follows the £10 million investment Lloyds Banking Group made in Yoti earlier this year. The investment supported the development of a new, reusable digital identity app to help combat the growing risks of identity fraud,

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Yoti Foundation supports RIVET, funding and amplifying social change projects

Yoti, via the Yoti Foundation, are delighted to announce our support of RIVET, a nonprofit organisation funding and amplifying social change projects led by young people all over the world. RIVET brings together young people, NGOs and influencers to finance projects led by young people tackling everything from food insecurity in rural areas to systemic gender bias in their communities. RIVET support projects in 5 key areas: Environmental Sustainability Poverty Reduction Education Health and Wellbeing Inclusion To date, RIVET has funded over 1,000 projects in 66 countries, impacting over 260,000 people. They are an organisation that align closely with our

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