Rank One Computing (ROC) has set up its East Coast headquarters in West Virginia to expand the United States’ use of facial recognition software. The officials hope the company’s facial recognition software will find more customers in the state.
ROC’s East Coast headquarters are at Vantage Ventures in Morgantown, primarily stationed in Colorado. They offer facial, object, and text recognition software to help in various industries and scenarios.
CEO Scott Swann said, “We’re mainly known for our face recognition capabilities, but we can detect many types of objects.” He also added that their technology is available on mobile phones that helps users identify particular encounters with other people.
Rank One Computing services larger-scale ‘one-to-many’ facial recognition systems for forensic uses within law enforcement and Fintech companies in the commercial sector. He added that he and his team must be attractive to federal agencies to onshore the use of artificial intelligence, which he believes is currently being led by overseas competition.
ROC’s offerings can benefit sectors beyond the government. They have been talking to numerous organizations and groups in the North Central West Virginia region about how our product can be used in new ways.
For example, ROC has spoken with the Marion County Board of Education about using the company’s software with the county’s existing camera system. The software allows authorized personnel — such as county employees, parents, and other trusted individuals — to be whitelisted and quickly identified on a school’s camera system.