A new identification technology checks who you are in the same way people do, using artificial intelligence to simulate human cognition. Stuart McDill reports.
UPSOT "Eyes top left, eyes top right." Checking your identity using simulated human cognition aiThenticate say their system goes way beyond conventional facial recognition systems or the biometrics of passwords, fingerprints and eyescans AITHENTICATE CEO ANDRÉ IMMELMAN "We need to have a much greater level of a certainty who somebody actually is. In order to answer that question, we appealed to deep science, deep learning, to develop an AI method, artificial intelligence method, in other words to replicate or to mimic or to simulate the way that we as humans, intuitively and instinctively go by recognizing somebody's head, is very different to the conventional traditional way of face recognition, finger print recognition, for that reason really represents the next generation of authentication technologies or methods." aiDX uses 16 distinct tests to recognise someone - including eye prints - using a standard off the shelf smart phone to access encrypted data stored in the cloud it can operate in active mode - asking the user taking a simple selfie or discreetly in the background AITHENTICATE CEO ANDRÉ IMMELMAN "It has applications in the security sense, it has applications in a customer services sense, you know this kind of things the bank calls you up and says: this is your bank calling, please, where you live, what is your mother's name, what's your dog favourite hobby, whatever the case it may be. It takes that kind of guess work out of the equation completely and it answers the, "who" question to much greater levels of confidence or certainty, than what traditional or conventional biometrics have been able to do in the past." UPSOT "Halt" "My name's Ben Affleck" Let me confirm that....The system has confirmed that you are somebody else." Billions of dollars a year are lost to identity theft globally. aiThenticate hope their new system can help stop at least some of that illegal trade