Comparing Kairos, Amazon Rekognition, Microsoft, Google, Face++, and SenseTime face recognition


At the top of 2017, we brought you a pretty comprehensive comparison article that positioned Face Recognition companies, including us, side by side for a look at how we all stacked up.


Since then, there’ve been some incredibly important developments in the industry— so we’ve decided to revisit, and revise, the list. Only this time around, we’re acknowledging some major evolution in Face Recognition— less to do with the specs of innovation— and more focussed on the increasing demand for social awareness and responsibility in the industry.

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Dr. Stephen Moore, Kairos CSO


A strong scientific discipline is key to the success of any AI focused startup. And having the best minds working on your problem, is the only way to generate category challenging results.


With that, I’m extremely excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Moore as our Chief Scientific Officer.

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Close-up photo of a computer screen showing 'Verified by Kairos' interface


We’re excited to announce the Kairos Protocol™— a new way to leverage the benefits of Kairos Face Biometrics, and the new standard in Identity Verification for dApps. (Links to code at the end of this article).


With just a few lines of code, developers can integrate state-of-the-art facial recognition with their dApps. Ensuring that face recognition technology remains inclusive, accessible, and accountable is our our priority and our mission. We’ve developed this protocol to improve our industry by making natural identity usable and safe— for everyone. This alpha release will expand greatly in the coming months. Our goal is to root Kairos Protocol™ as an identity standard to benefit the entire industry.

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Kairos and EmotionReader logos


Kairos, a leader in facial recognition technology, is pleased to announce the acquisition of EmotionReader, an Ireland-based startup that uses algorithms to analyze facial expressions around video content.


Co-founded by Dr. Stephen Moore and Dr. Padraig O’Leary in 2017. EmotionReader was backed by Enterprise Ireland, one of Europe’s largest VC funds. Dr. Moore, working from his Singapore base, had built an impressive R&D team in the South-East Asian country.

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Melissa Doval, Kairos CFO


As Kairos grows our base of customers, employees, and investors— it’s necessary that we have a strong leader for our finance team. I’ve known Melissa Doval and followed her work for years, and have been interested in onboarding her for just as long. Yet, her availability and our need never quite lined up— until now.


Melissa has led teams that bubbled from 50 to 500 employees in 24 months. Her kind of expertise is rare, and exactly what we need at this stage. I am also proud to add another rock star woman to our leadership team. With amazing women in senior roles (COO & General Counsel, and CFO & SVP), Kairos is leading by example.

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