May 23, IBM Research presented its Anchor Crypto Verifier, detector fake data, based on Artificial Intelligence that checks the authenticity of the item using the camera of your smartphone and Blockchain technology.
How it works
You open the app on your smartphone and take pictures, for example, diamond. AI from IBM defines the uniqueness of that particular diamond, and then compares it with the database of gemstones contained in the blockchain.
What does it mean
IBM says that this technology can be adapted to determine the authenticity of everything, anything from wine to paper money. It relies on image processing and the fact that the machines can see details that people cannot see.
However, do not expect that our smartphones all-seeing, all-knowing eye will appear in the near future. That technology has protected consumers from purchasing, say, a fake issue of Fantastic Four # 4, Marvel would have had to register on the blockchain every magazine. AI should have a previously checked version of the individual object, to be able to identify fake.
Given that the fakes bring American companies over $ 600 billion of losses a year, “lie detector” from IBM can become very popular!