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Getting started with Kairos

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This Overview guide offers a bird's eye view of everything you need to know about Kairos' Digital Identity Verification Platform, an identity verification solution that lets you seamlessly onboard customers and grant them access to your services.

This guide is designed to get you up to speed on all of our products and features so that you can implement digital identity verification as quickly as possible. You’ll find:

  • An explanation of Kairos' digital identity verification

  • In-depth explanations of Kairos' main features

  • How to use Kairos' API and manual upload

  • Recommendations & Best Practices

  • A list of supported ID Documents

If you’re already familiar with these concepts, you can begin your integration straight away by following our Quick Start guide.

Identity Verification

Kairos is used to confirm the authenticity of an individual's identity for online activity. This process is important or often legally required in various online transactions and interactions where confirming a person's identity is important for security, compliance, or service reasons.

There are two key elements to confirm an individual's identity:

  1. Document Verification: Reading the information from an identity document like a passport, driver's license, national ID card, or other official document to gather a person's name, address, and other relevant details.

  2. Biometric Verification: Checking that the person providing the identity document is the rightful owner and that they are not fraudulently using another individual's ID by comparing the face of the person to the document photo.

Kairos' research and development team has developed advanced AI algorithms to automatically perform these checks without human intervention. In addition, our AIs intelligently detect fraudulent or fake identity documents and photographs.

Key use cases:

Kairos serves a range of customers across multiple industries and use cases:

Financial Services: Banks and financial institutions use digital identity verification for account openings, loan applications, and in performing Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checks.

E-Commerce: Online retailers use digital identity verification to confirm the identity of customers, especially for high-value transactions. This helps in reducing fraudulent purchases and chargebacks.

Online Gaming and Gambling: These industries use digital identity verification to comply with legal requirements, such as age verification to prevent underage gambling, and to prevent fraud.

Sharing Economy: Platforms like ride-sharing and home rental services use digital identity verification to ensure the safety and trustworthiness of both service providers and users.

Travel and Hospitality: Airlines, hotels, and car rental services use digital identity verification for booking and check-in processes to enhance security and customer experience.

Cryptocurrency Exchanges: To comply with regulatory requirements, cryptocurrency exchanges use digital identity verification for user onboarding and transaction monitoring.

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