BACE Group CEO Charlette N'Guessan, 26, is the first woman named to receive the 2020 Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, for her team's BACE API digital verification system.
The system combines artificial intelligence and facial recognition to verify the identities of Africans remotely and in real time, by matching users' live images to photos on passports or identity cards.
Websites and online applications can use BACE API to confirm user identities via webcams.
Said N'Guessan, "I will be happy if people are inspired by my story, being the first woman to win the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation and by my work as a woman in tech."
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