Moscow implements QR code system to enforce coronavirus quarantine

QR code system - quick response code to scan for leaving

Residents of the Russian capital will need to obtain quick response codes each time they leave their homes. Authorities in Moscow have developed a new QR code system for city residents to use whenever they want to leave their homes. The quick response codes will be important for whenever a resident wants to step outside the house. This isn’t just a matter of heading into public spaces. The QR code system is meant for any time an individual wants to leave a home. This includes reasons as basic as going…

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Health QR code is now helping to improve Chinese hospital efficiency

Health QR code - doctor - hospital

The quick response barcodes previously used for gaining access to public space are proving more beneficial. A Chinese health QR code indicating a device user’s wellness status during the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic has now become an efficient component of local hospital reservation systems. The color-coded barcode was created to display the phone user’s risk level for COVID-19. A new partnership between the Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital and the Shanghai Big Data Center allows the medical facility to access a patient’s health QR code. This information becomes available when an…

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Microsoft and IBM work with the Vatican for facial recognition regulation

Facial recognition regulation - The Vatican

Pope Francis has raised concerns about the use of AI technologies without appropriate controls. The Vatican has teamed up with tech giants Microsoft and IBM in a call for facial recognition regulation. They are aiming to ethically develop and control intrusive technologies which also include artificial intelligence (AI). The three parties agree that AI should be developed in a way that it will maintain a respect for privacy. The three groups have said that artificial intelligence technology should be respectful of privacy, should function reliably in the absence of bias,…

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The Mobile World Congress was cancelled due to Coronavirus COVID-19 concerns

Mobile World Congress Cancelled - MWC Event Building - Bloomberg YouTube

One of the largest trade shows on the planet won’t take place this year because of outbreak worries. The annual Mobile World Congress trade show is cancelled. The event typically takes place in Barcelona, Spain and provides much anticipated insight into upcoming smartphone and mobile technology. The reason for the cancellation has to do with growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Organizers announced that the Mobile World Congress is cancelled as a result of rising worries in the business world regarding the coronavirus outbreak. They explained that several of…

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VerifyMe receives invisible QR code system patent in United States

Invisible QR code system - wall of quick response codes

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has granted the patent for its verification tech solution. Digital technology solutions provider, VerifyMe Inc, has received a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the firm’s invisible QR code system. The company specializes in authentication, counterfeit prevention, serialization and tracking features. “This milestone is an important achievement for our Company, especially as the U.S. government and industries become more and more vigilant against counterfeit goods,” explained Patrick White, the VerifyMe C.E.O. upon the receipt of the patent for its invisible QR…

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