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05.06.2020

What is a machine-readable zone, and how do machines read it?

MRZ, or Machine-Readable Zone is a codified element of identity documents. Its purpose is to facilitate easier automated scanning of basic personal details of the document holder, such as their full name, document number, nationality, date of birth, and the document expiration date. Today the MRZ can be found on…

28.05.2020

Geppetto style: from a simple wooden box to an industrial product

Smart Engines is known as a software developer, but we also design hardware systems. In this article, we will tell you a story about how we managed to turn a simple plywood box with the camera to an industrial passport scanner, which was able to recognize the main double-page passport…

25.05.2020

Leak as a service: what you ought to know about data privacy

The philosophy We live in the age of services – the world economy is entirely built on them today. Billions of people around the world are involved in the service industry: individuals are using services of various companies on a day-to-day basis, and companies, in turn, outsource some of the…

12.05.2020

Problems of machine-readable zone recognition on mobile devices

The recognition of a scanned document can be considered a classical and well-thought-out problem with a variety of known solutions. Recognition of a machine-readable zone (MRZ) on mobile devices, on the other hand, is a much more complicated task due to the properties of mobile device cameras and the specification…

06.05.2020

Philosophy of lock-down: how remote identification is supporting us during this challenging time

Self-isolation will certainly come to an end quite soon; according to experts, the virus most probably will continue to live next to us, mutate, and we will have to put up with this somehow. And while humanity is waiting patiently, new consumer habits are forming all by themselves. Services and…

29.04.2020

Remote customer identification (KYC) in banking: from biometrics to document recognition

In this article we would like to argue that effectiveness of business processes, which involve customer relations, does not rely on the sophistication of the technologies involved. Often, complex technical solutions for biometric verification in the banking sector can be easily replaced by simple ID recognition. We will take the…

17.04.2020

Building an OCR bot in 5 minutes using Python

Over the next series of articles we want to show how one can easily build Smart Engines document recognition modules into applications. Today we are going to describe how to work with Smart IDReader’s Python-interface recognition library, and will build a simple Telegram bot. Please note that the list of…

15.04.2020

ID recognition + face verification technologies: the alliance for digital freedom or slavery?

The worldwide spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is changing the consumer behavior patterns dramatically. The growing mood of panic has led to either conscious or involuntarily avoidance of any physical contact between people. And, as a consequence, stimulated the development of remote online services, such as food delivery, mobile…

23.03.2020

Face mask: an instinct for self-preservation, a threat towards facial recognition, or maybe both?

Since the beginning of the century we have witnessed at least three epidemics of transboundary nature which have significantly influenced the public perception of diseases as such.  Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which spread across the world in 2002-2004, outbreaks of avian (“bird flu”) and swine (“swine flu”) influenza viruses…

04.12.2019

39.4 million Identifications per year. Why do large corporations need to capture identity data of their clients?

Smart Engines clients have recognized more than 39.4 million documents using our technologies, only over the last 10 months. How to automatically extract document data using AI? Which industries were the first to adopt the automated customer identification technologies? How do companies benefit from such technologies? And last but most…

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2e Systems use Smart Engines technologies in solutions for the airline industry.

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Smart ID Engine is integrated into customer age verification platform VerifyMyAge

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Identity verification service Blockpass advances its KYC solution with Smart Engines

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Smart Engines helps to implement Digital User Onboarding at Oman Arab Bank

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