This week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories once again offers a varied smorgasbord of technological innovation, including developments in artificial intelligence, a Google patent, and some big mobile ID news.
The latter came from the European Union, where authorities have been working on a mobile ID app envisioned as a refresh of the eIDAS digital identity standard. The app is planned to be interoperable across all EU member states, with citizens able to upload digital versions of their official identity documents. They will also be able to upload payment card information and use the app as its own digital wallet along the lines of Apple Pay:
As for AI, Samsung SDS recently announced a virtual assistant and analytics tool for call center applications. Called “AI Contact Center“, the AICC solution is designed to automatically handle a number of basic requests without human intervention, thanks in part to its Natural Language Understanding technology:
Another big tech company also got some attention this week from Mobile ID World readers, who showed sustained interest in recent news about a Google patent filing. The patent details an under-the-screen camera system for what seems to be a foldable device, and notes that it could be an infrared camera. If so, that might point to the potential for an in-display face scanning system in a future foldable device from Google:
In other strong authentication news, video game developer Activision recently announced a promotional program aimed at incentivizing players of Call of Duty to implement two-factor authentication. Those who do will be given tokens that can be redeemed for special in-game sessions giving players the chance to rake in extra experience points, which – for non-gamers – are something like an in-game currency:
Turning to actual currency, Mastercard got some attention this week with its launch of a new initiative in Latin America aimed at bringing digital capabilities to 5 million people and 1 million small businesses in the Northern Triangle region – that is, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The effort offers another illustration of how digital financial services can help to promote economic inclusion:
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