How we close the gap between physical and digital identities is a common question among the industry that resurfaced again at Identity Week America 2022.

In this interview, Stephanie Schuckers talks about the development of biometric technology that has bridged real physical identities and the digital world while not replacing established verification methods. Biometric technology is additional benefit for enhancing certain use cases such as, blocking access to pornography websites, securing streamlined travel journeys and validating someone’s credentials to work or rent. The CIDER research centre is researching how to balance the performance of biometrics through machine learning (AI) and balancing data sets to ensure that different groups have a similar experience of the technology without being disadvantaged by inherent and technological bias.