Touchless palm verification could have security advantages over other forms of biometric identification, Abacus reports. While fingerprint and facial recognition have raised privacy concerns, the Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society’s Xu Liang said palm verification is not privacy sensitive. “Given a palmprint image, no one could tell to whom it belongs. In daily life, the palm is curled up, so without active cooperation, it’s very hard for hidden cameras to steal our palmprint information,” he said. The technology is being used by some Chinese startups, while Amazon has filed a patent for a touchless palm-scanning system, and Apple has obtained a patent for a palm verification sensor.
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