UnifyID: Biometric Authentication with John Whaley

Biometric authentication uses signals from a human’s unique biology to verify identity. Forms of biometric authentication include fingerprints, eye patterns, and the way a person walks, otherwise known as gait.

UnifyID is a company that builds systems for biometric authentication. John Whaley is the CEO of UnifyID, and he joins the show to talk through techniques for biometrics, and the implementation details that UnifyID has built to turn these into a reality.

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