The project’s core offering is its World ID, which the company describes as a “digital passport” to prove that its holder is a real human.
Blockchains will store the World IDs in a way that preserves privacy and can’t be controlled or shut down by any single entity.
To get a World ID, a customer signs up to do an in-person iris scan. Once the iris scan verifies that the person is a real human, it creates a World ID.
According to Sam Altman from Open AI, World IDs will be necessary because generative AI chatbots like ChatGPT produce remarkably humanlike language. World IDs can be used to tell the difference between real people and AI bots in real-time.MORE