Charlette Desire N'Guessan, 26-year-old from #IvoryCoast, has won the 2020 Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation and is the FIRST woman to win the award.

N'Guessan, is the CEO and co-founder of #Ghana-based software company, BACE API, a digital verification system that uses #ArtificialIntelligence and #facialRecognition to verify the identities of Africans remotely and in real-time.

The software can be integrated into existing apps and systems and is aimed at financial institutions and other industries that rely on identity verification when providing services. The BACE API software uses a phone or computer's built-in camera and does not need special hardware, and in contrast to global AI systems, has been tailored to African markets.

#Innovation #Technology #Startups #womenintech #Africa
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