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Croatian Software to Play Part in US Presidential Election

MicroBlink technology used in US elections (photo: MicroBlink)

MicroBlink technology used in US elections (photo: MicroBlink)

Croatian technology is being used in the upcoming US Presidential elections, which will be held on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

BlinkID, which is developed by Zagreb company MicroBlink and enables scanning of numerous identification documents with OCR recognition or barcodes, is being used in the US Presidential elections, MicroBlink co-founder Izet Ždralović confirmed to daily Slobodna Dalmacija.

MicroBlink use the most advanced neural networks and deep learning techniques to provide the fastest and the most accurate text recognition using smartphone camera. BlinkID enables users to scan and process identification documents such as passports, ID cards and drivers licenses, in just 3 seconds using a mobile phone.

Ždralović says that their technology is already being used in applications for the registration of American voters for Tuesday’s election and will be used to identify voters when they actually place their vote.

(photo: MicroBlink)

(photo: MicroBlink)

“We have signed contracts with a number of partners in the US, which are private companies or NGOs for the use of this technology. It is important to point out that the market in the US is open in this regard”, explained Ždralović.

Americans must register on the eve of each election to vote and this is where the opportunity for MicroBlink arose. The technology helps make it easier for voters wanting to register by phone.

MicroBlink were also the tech startup behind the popular Photomath app which offers real-time mathematical solutions after taking pics of the problem using a smart phone camera.

 (photo: Photomath)

(photo: Photomath)


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