Croatian company Microblink is part of US presidential election with it’s real-time text recognition
Microblink, the company known for innovative applications such as Photomath, has recorded another great success. Their solution blinkID was implemented for the US presidential election. The Croatian know-how will in thus contribute to this great event, which will affect the lives of many people.
It is difficult at this point to say who will inherit the White House from Barack Obama. The battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is very close, and until the last moment we will not know who will lead the United States of America in the next four years. Their electoral system is somewhat unusual and archaic, but in any case, those who will implement it have a tremendous job ahead of them.
At a time when technology is increasingly dominating the industry and our lives, Croatian Microblink will take part in the above-mentioned process. Their solution blinkID was implemented in the voter registration system, and will be used at the polls to identify Americans who will show up at the polls and exercise their democratic rights, as was confirmed to ICT Business by the Microblink founder Damir Sabol.
The United States electoral system, as we mentioned earlier, seems somewhat unusual to us. Voters do not automatically have a right to vote, those who want to go to the polls must register for it. Microblink's solution was integrated by partners who have created an application for the registration and identification of voters at polling stations and, by scanning a driver's license, the main identification document in the United States, it confirms the voter's identity with a mobile device.
Various agencies and businesses around the world already use blinkID, and beside the registration of voters it is used by various industries. Thus, this solution so far was used in tourism, the financial industry, transport and telecommunications. Since the scanning is performed with the camera on smart devices and takes just a few seconds, we hope that Croatia at some future elections could use this technology.