Originally authored by Vanessa Ramos
The company Kairos has launched a new facial recognition API for developers powered by 3scale. The Kairos API allows developers to bring the magic of identity to their applications and services and their pricing model allows you to test and scale on your terms (plus the first 500 transactions per month are always free).
Guest post by Brian Brackeen, Kairos CEO
What we’ve learned
It’s something that we are immensely proud of. During our work with Kairos TimeClock we learned a few things:
- It’s immensely difficult to implement the best facial recognition solutions into web friendly applications.
- The free facial recognition solutions are great for learning and projects, but at scale and for critical applications they are not sufficient.
- Good facial recognition technology is just so darn expensive.
With these pain points, we decided not just to work through them, but we wanted to fix them for the next generation of great applications. We want to make it easier for YOU. We want you to be able to focus on your own products and services, while being able to introduce next level features.
What you’ll get
First, we will have a well documented API, easy to consume, easy to test. You will be blown away with the speed and accuracy.
We will start with the ability to enroll new people, as well as a call to recognize people in submitted images. Two calls, simple.
Soon after, we will release the ability to detect faces in a image (or conversely ensure that there are no faces in a image)
In the coming weeks and months expect great new features like the ability to detect gender, age, race, etc. We will be releasing libraries to allow for easy, quick, and powerful compression, even the ability to find faces in video and detect pulses in video. (Liveliness detection).
What you’ll pay
As important as the great new features, they have great, simple prices.
We understand your products and services don’t all fit into a cookie cutter pricing model. So we have made pricing simple and easy:
- 1/2 a penny per transaction
If you have large volumes, contact us for volume discounts.
It’s a exciting new world, and we can’t wait to see all of the applications you can dream up! Let’s create the future together!
Ad Astra! (To the stars!)