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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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