CHARLETTE N’GUESSAN MAKES HISTORY WITH ENGINEERING INNOVATION WIN
Written by admin on September 4, 2020
A Ghanaian technology entrepreneur, Charlette N’Guessan, has become the first ever woman and the first winner from Ghana to win the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa £25,000 prize for engineering innovation and the first winner from Ghana.
The academy said the 26-year-old and her team’s invention, BACE API, uses facial recognition and artificial intelligence to verify identities remotely thereby preventing financial and online identity fraud.
It uses live images or short videos taken on phone cameras to detect whether the image is of a real person, or a photo of an existing image.