Creepy or not, face scans are speeding up airport security

Imagine a future free of security gates, where you walk from the curb to your plane as easily as you unlock your phone, and without needing to worry about the dangers that come with air travel in the 21st century. Such is the promise of airports taking advantage of biometric data, using facial recognition and other AI-powered techniques to recognize, authorize, and screen you from afar,” Wired.com reports.

Nov 21st, 2018
Creepy or not, face scans are speeding up airport security
Creepy or not, face scans are speeding up airport security
Imagine a future free of security gates, where you walk from the curb to your plane as easily as you unlock your phone, and without needing to worry about the dangers that come with air travel in the 21st century. Such is the promise of airports taking advantage of biometric data, using facial recognition and other AI-powered techniques to recognize, authorize, and screen you from afar,” Wired.com reports.

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The Intelligent Aerospace take:

November 21, 2018 -- Getting from check-in through security can be a stressful experience for travelers. By utilizing biometric data, the screening process can become much smoother. With trials underway at Delta’s terminal in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport – the world’s busiest – international travelers can walk up to the TSA checkpoint without showing an ID or boarding pass and go to the boarding gate just by looking at a camera and waiting for a literal green light. In the next three years, 77 percent of airports and 71 percent of airlines plan on implementing biometric scanning systems. By utilizing technology, air travel can become simultaneously safer while being less stressful.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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