The new smart remote recognition by Aruba and LINKS Foundation

An advanced algorithm will be able to automatically recognize people

The hosting company Aruba and the LINKS Foundation, a non-profit research center in the information technology sector founded by the Politecnico di Torino and the Compagnia di San Paolo, are collaborating on a futuristic facial recognition system supported by Artificial Intelligence. The goal is to minimize the margin of error for those services that provide access to confidential information remotely, while maintaining the highest level of security.

This system, with the help of a series of algorithms, will be able to automatically recognize the person through advanced techniques of Presentation Attack Detection and Face Verification. In other words, it will not be necessary for the user to manually perform the identification process, but he will be recognized on the fly by processing the available data. In fact, the new solution will allow to create a remote recognition instance uniquely associated to the identified subject and to store in a safe way all the evidences of the recognition occurred.

Remote digital onboarding

Onboarding is the process of acquisition and subscription of new users. When we talk about remote digital onboarding, we are specifically referring to this process in a digital, remote context. Widely used in the financial sector, it is now widespread in various sectors that are rediscovering online and for services that require to verify the identity of a user remotely through data validation and recognition processes when accessing services, transactions, signing contracts or entering confidential data.

The great challenge today is precisely that of security and accuracy, since it involves access to confidential personal data and private and confidential documents. This is the starting point of Aruba's and LINKS Foundation's project, which intends to make the most of the potential of Artificial Intelligence.

The new remote onboarding and identity proofing system

From digital onboarding to identity proofing, then from registration to actual recognition. This is the ambitious goal of Aruba and LINKS Foundation who start from the ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity) report of March 2021 entitled "Remote ID Proofing - Analysis of methods to carry out identity proofing remotely".

"We are aiming at an ambitious goal, that of putting a technology at the service of man and make it scalable and usable in different scenarios of use - said Marco Mangiulli, CIO & Head of Software Development at Aruba - We are developing a solution that will make the processes of remote onboarding and identity proofing even more secure. Thanks to the support of Artificial Intelligence and the experience of the LINKS Foundation, in fact, we are implementing an innovative system that will offer guarantees and performance superior to those offered by current remote recognition systems."

The collaboration between Aruba and Turin's LINKS Foundation

Aruba and Turin's LINKS Foundation had previously collaborated on projects of the Aruba Software Factory, a company founded in Turin in 2019 precisely because of the R&D and academic excellence of the territory.

"Creating synergies, putting a system in place, growing the territory and the quality of applications through technological innovation is a decisive part of our mission - confirmed Stefano Buscaglia general manager of Fondazione LINKS - The ongoing project with Aruba allows us to confirm the key role of LINKS as a catalyst for ICT innovation that brings frontier solutions into the industrial fabric and actually accelerates the competitiveness of its partners."