Africa

ID4Africa: HID Global’s Efforts to Empower Africa with ID

ID4Africa: HID Global’s Efforts to Empower Africa with ID

“In addition to Angola’s national ID program, HID Global has provided ePassports for Tanzania, and later expanded that partnership to include electronic visas and residency permits.” ID4Africa is currently underway, and HID Global is taking the opportunity to highlight its efforts to provide African citizens with official government identities. The “identity for all” initiative has…

ID4Africa: Laxton Group Showcases Chameleon D Biometric Device

ID4Africa: Laxton Group Showcases Chameleon D Biometric Device

“In addition to South Africa, Laxton’s authentication solutions have already been deployed in Guinea, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe (amongst other countries), which further demonstrates the growing interest in biometric technology.” Laxton Group is bringing the Chameleon D to South Africa. The newly announced multimodal desktop device is the latest addition to the company’s Chameleon line…

Yoti Publishes Overview of Africa/Southeast Asia Research with NGOs, Grassroots Orgs

Yoti Publishes Overview of Africa/Southeast Asia Research with NGOs, Grassroots Orgs

“In Southeast Asia, interview subjects showed an interest in biometric technology for identity verification and preventing fraud, and also pointed out that poor ID management could have serious consequences for individuals’ safety in states where corruption is pronounced.” Yoti is capping off its research project on digital identity in Africa and Southeast Asia with an…

Google to Open AI Research Center in Ghana

Google to Open AI Research Center in Ghana

Google is getting ready to launch a new artificial intelligence research center in Africa, the company has announced. The lab will be located in Accra, Ghana, and will launch “later this year”, according to a post on the company’s blog. In announcing the new research center, the company explained, “AI has great potential to positively impact…