Spot counterfeit pills at the micron level using IBM’s Verifier on your smartphone
In a world where it seems the authenticity of everything seems to be questioned, IBM is stepping in to verify products like pills and diamonds.
By combining a smartphone adaptable lens that can render images as small as one micron, an app that can be easily downloaded, blockchain technology and a pinch of AI, they have created their latest project: Verifier. It might seem impossible for a lens on our phones to capture something smaller than a red blood cell, which is about five microns across, but IBM has proven that wrong.
Verifier observes specific optical characteristics of substances using light spectrometers, which then compares that particular spectrograph to others on the Crypto Anchored database. With this technology, consumers could easily check the authenticity of their products in just a couple of quick seconds.
There is no date for when Verifier will be available to the public, but with a product this revolutionary consumers and companies alike hope it’s soon.