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In Portugal, 90% of World ID holders support Worldcoin return and AI innovation

06/18/2024
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A new survey of almost 20K verified World ID holders in Portugal shows that residents support the return of Worldcoin and feel safe using it. They strongly want to see their country become a global hub for artificial intelligence (AI) innovation as well. 

The 48-hour survey, conducted in early June 2024 via World App by Worldcoin contributor Tools for Humanity (TFH), asked verified World ID holders questions related to Worldcoin, AI technology, data privacy and more. 

Worldcoin support in Portugal

According to the survey, 90% of the more than 19,300 respondents said they support the return of Worldcoin operations to Portugal (7% were unsure).

This may be because more than 3 in 4 respondents (77%) agree that Worldcoin can have a positive impact on their digital interactions (13% were unsure) and 82% agree that technologies such as Worldcoin and World ID are important for distinguishing between humans and bots online (13% were unsure). 

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Importantly, World ID holders in Portugal also believe Worldcoin is safe, with less than 4% of respondents indicating they do not feel safe using it. They also overwhelmingly agree (88%) that Portugal should strive to be a global hub for AI innovation.

These survey results track similar findings from neighboring Spain, where 87% of the more than 21,000 respondents in a similar survey said they support the return of Worldcoin operations to the country. 

An emerging global narrative: People are looking for ways to separate humans and bots online

The customer survey results in Portugal and Spain also share commonalities with recent online surveys in Peru, Mexico and Colombia

  • In Peru, 90% of the more than 800 respondents indicated they want technology-based solutions to differentiate humans from bots online.
  • In Colombia, nearly 3 in 4 respondents (71%) indicated they feel at least somewhat concerned that convincing online bots will lead to greater levels of fraud and misinformation.
  • In Mexico, 75% of the nearly 1,000 respondents said they feel safer consuming online content that they know was generated by a human.

Together, these surveys paint a consistent picture - namely, people globally are looking for ways to distinguish between humans and bots online in the age of AI.

World ID: Proof of humanness while remaining private

Worldcoin does not seek to know who a person is, just that they are human and unique. World ID offers privacy and control features that include:

Privacy

  • Protection against tracking World ID use across applications through the use of zero-knowledge proofs to hide which World ID a user holds
  • An unprecedented SMPC system that individually encrypts iris codes into multiple different secret shares held by different trusted parties

Choice and control

  • Personal Custody to store personal information securely on a user’s device
  • Optional data custody for AI training purposes and opt-out including deletion of data custody data at any time 
  • The ability to permanently delete a person’s iris code and unverify their World ID for increased control over data

Learn more

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