There’s quite a bit of topical variety in this week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ most popular stories, though it’s fair to say that future-gazing is a subtle theme.
For example, readers showed a lot of interest in a report on the future of the iPhone, as is often the case when it comes to Apple speculation. In a recent newsletter, trusted Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman asserted that this year’s iPhone 13 won’t feature an in-display version of Touch ID as many had anticipated, but did say that Apple has been working on the technology for a future device:
Zwipe, meanwhile, has its eye on the future of payments. The company delivered the latest sign of momentum for the nascent biometric payment cards concept this week with its announcement that a Tier-1 bank based in Europe was preparing to carry out a pilot using Zwipe’s technology:
Also popular was some futuristic space news. Virgin Galactic is working with the Italian Air Force and the National Research Council on planning a commercial space flight in which researchers onboard the vessel will be outfitted with spacesuits featuring biometric sensors to measure the effects of microgravity:
Looking to the future of surveillance in the UK, the country’s Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner is planning to revise the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, and has reached out for public comment. Facial recognition specialist has some advice:
Meanwhile, in the present, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank has launched a selfie-based onboarding system for mobile app users, with a twist. Whereas most selfie onboarding solutions use facial recognition to match the end user to their official ID, ADIB has partnered with the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Interior to match customers directly against the latter’s face database:
Stay tuned to FindBiometrics for the latest news from the exciting world of biometrics. You can also visit our sibling site Mobile ID World to read the latest about digital identity.
September 11, 2021 – by Alex Perala