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AI That Protects Identities – Things You Should Know

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How would you feel if someone took your picture without your permission? The idea itself is not very comfortable, is it? But you’d be surprised to know how many apps, social media platforms, and other institutions take our images unauthorized. We don’t really think twice before uploading a picture to social media or going live on Instagram, but this is exactly what makes our facial data available for the whole world to use and therefore, leave you vulnerable to disasters like identity fraud.

That is why tech-companies have come up with AI that protects identities. Technology has evolved enough to keep an eye on you, unauthorized at times, and it has also evolved enough to protect you from constant unknown gaze and exploitation of your highly personal data.

The Role of A.I

These days, many companies use a biometric security system to keep track of their employees. There are CCTV cameras everywhere and our identities are exposed without our permission. But you have the right to protect your privacy. What you can do is use software that will protect your privacy and anonymity by deleting any sensitive facial data from your image. AI can change and protect your image in a way that you will still be recognizable yet anonymous.

How These Software Help

As you can already understand that every timeyou are exposed to a facial recognition system, all your data connected to your privacy and anonymity is at a risk. Which means anyone with computer knowledge and an internet connection can steal your data and misuse it. This is where AI can help you. In case of a data breach in a company, all the personal information of employees stored in their database is also at risk – it may be a social networking site, government office or something else. However, there are instances where you can’t avoid providing your image nor should you hide in fear.

AI can step in here to edit out the sensitive data so your privacy is protected, whether it is in a photo or video. Encryption, pixelization, blurring and other such traditional methods of photo blocking have become obsolete now in this era of Artificial Intelligence. These methods make the photo useless and can sometimes even ruin the whole appearance of the person. Software that uses the AI technology can help to morph the image in a way so that there will be no detectable difference in the image but still editing out sensitive data from the image so you are protected from any kind of identity theft, identity fraud or any such issues. It will make sure that your AI-protected image cannot be matched to your original image, further ensuring your privacy. AI will be able to detect a face in a video also. It will keep the crucial information intact like age, gender, emotion, gaze while removing the personally identifiable information. This way, you can be sure that your identity is protected without shying away from cameras.

How the Best Software Provides Protection

You can save your identity with the best software in the market that provides identification protection. Any good software will simply modify your photo into the protected version and will store it with encrypted instructions. When authentication is required, it will simply take a new photo of the subject and de-identify the photo with the information previously stored and compare the new photo with the de-identified photo, and the best part is, the photo protection cannot be decrypted. In a video, it should replace the images with AI-generated, photo-realistic faces of imaginary people while preserving the primary qualities of the person.

What to Keep In Mind

Before you go out to look for the best AI technology for identity protection, keep a few things in mind. Make sure the software protects your facial data while allowing one-to-one authentication and does not compromise with privacy or use actual biometric data. Also, make sure it keeps your data secure even when your device is stolen or in case, data is leaked. Most importantly, make sure, the software complies with the privacy regulations of your country. When you find these features in the software, you can rest assured that it is the right choice to make.

                                                                                                        Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

By Jessica Stone

Freelance Tech, Startup news and updates editor. Former cyber-security blog tech writer.