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General Information

Corsight developes facial recognition technologies.

Corsight AI is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in the US and UK and operations around the world.[1]Corsight AI Official Website The company was established as a joint venture between Tel Aviv based-Cortica and Awz Ventures in 2019.[2]Corsight AI appoints Giora Eiland to its Board of Directors

Corsight’s system processes information taken from surveillance cameras, pictures and other visual sources to create a profile of an individual. Several of its researchers are former members of Israel’s 8200, an elite signal intelligence unit of the Israeli Army.[3]Now in Use: Israeli Facial-recognition System that Can ‘See Through’ Masks (VIDEO REPORT)

Corsight’s technology was first developed to assist Israel’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies, but expanded its work fast to civil sectors. Corsight says it is already working with airports and various government bodies. In Israel, the firm is in the process of conducting a pilot test at an undisclosed hospital. As to its website, Corsight works with government agencies and companies in a variety of sectors, including law enforcement, aviation, retail, entertainment, and more.[4]Corsight AI Official Website

According to the company Corsight’s technologies have already been deployed at South American border crossings and police departments, African banks and mines, Asian cities, and European hospitals and airports.[5]Israel’s Corsight Bags $5 Million in Funding for Facial Biometric Tech Development

“Most of our customers we cannot disclose because they are intelligence agencies and special law enforcement units in different countries,” Ronen noted. “I can mention that we are deployed in several police units in Asia, Europe and even in Israel.” According to Corsights website its technologies are deployed in over 50 countries.[6]Corsight AI Official Website

Corsight says its technology requires less than 50 percent of the face to be visible for accurate recognition, so it can even identify people wearing face masks.[7]Israeli military-grade biometric facial recognition works with face masks According to Ofer Ronen, head of homeland security at Cortica, the anti-terror technology can be successfully used to identify people now that the coronavirus crisis has made masks mandatory.[8]Israeli military-grade biometric facial recognition works with face masks In February 2021 Corsight was recognized as the top scoring Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) without the presence of masks by the US Department of Homeland Security – as well as ranking second when masks were present.[9]Corsight AI Receives Top Rankings in 2020 Biometric Technology Rally Conducted by the Department of Homeland Security

In January 2021 it was reported that an Israeli company called Yozmot ltd., that is owned by an ex army general called Danny Tirza, is developing body-cameras with facial recognition for Corsight AI.[10]Israeli firm develops body cams with facial recognition

Acquisitions / Subsidiaries / Fundings:

In April 2020 Corsight raised $5 million in funding from Canadian venture fund AWZ Ventures.[11]Israel’s Corsight raises $5m. for tech to recognize mask-covered faces

In May 2021 Corsight AI has partnered with Netpoleon, a Value-Added Distributor (VAD) of Network and Cyber Security products headquartered in Singapore, to make facial recognition technology more accessible across the Asia region.[12]CORSIGHT TAPS INTO ASIAN SECURITY MARKET WITH NETPOLEON PARTNERSHIP

In August 2021 Assam Electronics Development Corporation Limited (AMTRON) has signed a tripartite MOU with Corsight AI for establishing a strong face recognition technology development and services portfolio along with setting up a Facial Recognition Center of Excellence (FR-COE) at Tech City, Guwahati in India. With this collaboration, AMTRON aspires to provide facial recognition services, capacity development, research & skilling services to the government of India, state governments and allied government organizations and Public Sector Undertakings (“PSUs”) within India.[13]Amtron, israels corsight AI sign MOU

In October 2021 CBC News reported that AWZ Ventures, is currently in the process of incorporating a subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates, AWZ Horizons, which the company will base in Abu Dhabi. The subsidiary will facilitate the sale of cybersecurity technology to several countries in West Asia and North Africa, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Corsight is one of AWZ’s portfolio companies.[14]Stephen Harper involved in company looking to arrange sale of surveillance tech to UAE [15]Israeli-Emirati collaboration being financed by former Canadian PM’s company

Customers

According to a publication[16]Corsight Presentation IST Co.Ltd. July 2020 of Corsight in July 2020 customers mentioned by the firm were:

  • Israel Police
  • Thailand Police
  • Mexico Police
  • Brazil Federal Police
  • South Africa – Sibanye Stillwater – Goldmine Company
  • EU – In addition, according to the firm, they conducted an airport case study for the European Union including airport security, customs and federal police.

Corsight is partnering with Olvitech Corperation that operates in Europe, Russia, and CIS through partners and its facilities in Russia, CIS, Israel, and Europe.[17]Olvitech Official Website [18]Olvitech Official Website Partners

In an interview to France24 CEO Rob Watts said Australian and British police were piloting the technology.[19]Israeli firm develops body cams with facial recognition

Brazil

In 2020 the Israeli company Juganu installed upgraded lighting system on the Friendship Bridge that spans the border between the Brazilian city of Foz de Iguaçu and the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este. The lighting system developed in partnership with Corsight, incorporates sensors and cameras that wirelessly and automatically feed facial recognition and license plate information based on autonomous AI to border officials.[20]Juganu’s Smart Lighting System Transforms Main Border Crossing Between Brazil and Paraguay [21]Smart Cities get real: biometric capable tech helps regulate borders, save first responders Juganu has technology installations in other cities, including Veracruz, Mexico; Ma’alot Tarshiha Municipality, Israel; a JNET2 Pilot in Xcaret, Mexico and another in Ipanema, Brazil; and Xocomil Water Park, Guatemala.[22]Smart Cities get real: biometric capable tech helps regulate borders, save first responders

South Africa

The South-African company e-Thele is supplying Corsight’s technology.[23]E-Thele Official Website E-Thele supplied security management systems for mining organisations in South Africa.[24]CNL Software collaborates with e-Thele SQD Networks to offer security management systems for mining organisations in South Africa [25]IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM Chosen by Mining Organization in South Africa As to different reports Corsight technologies are implemented in mines in Africa.[26]Corsight AI raises $5M to market and develop real-time facial biometrics for range of applications

UAE

Ofer Ronen, vice president of business development for Corsight, said he has been in talks with UAE police forces.[27]Israelis Pour Into UAE for Business and Pleasure He has been demonstrating Corsight’s complex facial-recognition system, which works from multiple angles, even through a mask. Corsight’s sister company, Fintica, which provides data analysis and analytics, was one of the first Israeli businesses to conclude a deal with the UAE after the signing of the Abraham Accords in September 2020.[28]Israelis Pour Into UAE for Business and Pleasure

Photo: from a Corsight presentation published online.

Use by Israeli Forces and Authorities

As to publications and statements by Corsight, their technology is used by the Israeli Police. The firm is also in the process of conducting a pilot test at an undisclosed hospital in Israel.[29]Now in Use: Israeli Facial-recognition System that Can ‘See Through’ Masks (VIDEO REPORT)

In an Interview for France24 Corsight CEO Rob Watts said his company has “a number of contracts in Israel — governmental contracts and agencies”, but declined to elaborate, citing non-disclosure agreements.[30]Israeli firm develops body cams with facial recognition

The Military Connections

Igal Raichelgauz – is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cortica and co-founder of Corsight. Raichelgauz started his career in an elite intelligence unit in the Israeli army.[31]Start Up Camel : ABOUT CORTICA

Yaron Ashkenazi – Managing partner at Corsight. Is a member in the board of directors. Ashkenazi is a former officer in Israel’s Shin Bet, Served for a decade in the Israel Security Agency (ISA) VIP Protection Division.[32]Israel DoD and AWZ to open a Tech-accelerator

Giora Eiland – Partner and member of the board of directors at Corsight. Eiland served in the Israeli army as Head of the Operations Division between 1999-2001 and then as Head of the Planning Division between 2004-2006. He then served as the Head of the National Security Council in the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel.[33]Corsight AI appoints Giora Eiland to its Board of Directors

Ron Tiberg-Shachar – former COO of Corsight. was previously assistant to the Director in the the Israeli army’s Cyber Defense Division.[34]Techinquiry – Corsight Associations

References
1 Corsight AI Official Website
2 Corsight AI appoints Giora Eiland to its Board of Directors
3 Now in Use: Israeli Facial-recognition System that Can ‘See Through’ Masks (VIDEO REPORT)
4 Corsight AI Official Website
5 Israel’s Corsight Bags $5 Million in Funding for Facial Biometric Tech Development
6 Corsight AI Official Website
7 Israeli military-grade biometric facial recognition works with face masks
8 Israeli military-grade biometric facial recognition works with face masks
9 Corsight AI Receives Top Rankings in 2020 Biometric Technology Rally Conducted by the Department of Homeland Security
10 Israeli firm develops body cams with facial recognition
11 Israel’s Corsight raises $5m. for tech to recognize mask-covered faces
12 CORSIGHT TAPS INTO ASIAN SECURITY MARKET WITH NETPOLEON PARTNERSHIP
13 Amtron, israels corsight AI sign MOU
14 Stephen Harper involved in company looking to arrange sale of surveillance tech to UAE
15 Israeli-Emirati collaboration being financed by former Canadian PM’s company
16 Corsight Presentation IST Co.Ltd. July 2020
17 Olvitech Official Website
18 Olvitech Official Website Partners
19 Israeli firm develops body cams with facial recognition
20 Juganu’s Smart Lighting System Transforms Main Border Crossing Between Brazil and Paraguay
21 Smart Cities get real: biometric capable tech helps regulate borders, save first responders
22 Smart Cities get real: biometric capable tech helps regulate borders, save first responders
23 E-Thele Official Website
24 CNL Software collaborates with e-Thele SQD Networks to offer security management systems for mining organisations in South Africa
25 IPSecurityCenter™ PSIM Chosen by Mining Organization in South Africa
26 Corsight AI raises $5M to market and develop real-time facial biometrics for range of applications
27 Israelis Pour Into UAE for Business and Pleasure
28 Israelis Pour Into UAE for Business and Pleasure
29 Now in Use: Israeli Facial-recognition System that Can ‘See Through’ Masks (VIDEO REPORT)
30 Israeli firm develops body cams with facial recognition
31 Start Up Camel : ABOUT CORTICA
32 Israel DoD and AWZ to open a Tech-accelerator
33 Corsight AI appoints Giora Eiland to its Board of Directors
34 Techinquiry – Corsight Associations