It’s been another rich and varied week of news on Mobile ID World, with the most popular stories reflecting a few of the hottest trends in IoT and consumer tech, as well as an unusual application of identity proofing technology.
The most popular item of the week will come as no surprise: readers always want to know about what Apple is up to. The company got attention for a couple of patents pertaining to biometric technologies that could find their way into its flagship smartwatch line. It’s possible that a future Apple Watch could get both Touch ID and Face ID:
New Patents Show How Touch ID and Face ID Could Come to the Apple Watch
Another subject of ongoing attention on Mobile ID World is biometric payment cards, and readers showed sustained interest this week in the recent news that IDEX had received another volume order from a global card manufacturer for its TrustedBio fingerprint sensor solution:
IDEX Receives ‘Further Order’ from Tier 1 Client for Biometric Card Solution
This week also brought a couple of interesting developments in the field of conversational AI assistants. For one, Cerence announced that Mercedes-Benz will continue to use its speech recognition technology in the second generation of its MBUX in-car virtual assistant:
Mercedes Sticks with Cerence in Latest Version of MBUX Virtual Assistant
And Nuance, Cerence’s former parent company, announced that its own conversational AI technology would be used by SpiceJet to facilitate call center operations. SpiceJet is an Indian airline; its bilingual virtual assistant has been dubbed “Pepper”:
SpiceJet Builds Bilingual Virtual Assistant with Nuance’s Intelligent Engagement Tech
And finally, readers showed interest in a niche application of Yoti’s identity verification platform. The company announced this week that its tech is being used by ArtAML, a platform designed to facilitate compliance with Anti-Money Laundering laws in the sale of fine art:
Yoti Provides Identity Verification for Art Trading Platform
Stay posted to Mobile ID World next week as we continue to bring you the latest news and interviews from the exciting world of digital identity. To see the hottest stories of the week in biometrics, visit our sibling site FindBiometrics.