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Monday, April 29, 2019

US to Use AI to Scan Passengers Faces

This is inevitable, and will sooner be in most non US airports.  Every CCTV camera will soon be online with face recognition.

U.S. Airports Will Use AI To Scan 97% Of Passengers' Faces Within 4 Years    in Forbes   By Nicole Martin

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to expand its Biometric Exit program to cover 97% of outbound air passengers within four years, according to a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security report. While the current imaging system can only look up photos based on flight manifests, a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) system will use an algorithm to scan the faces of those boarding international flights and compare them to millions of photos on file to find a match. The images in the database are pulled from visa and passport applications; if the image is not recognized, it can be looked up manually. The AI system has been implemented in 15 U.S. airports, and tested on more than 15,000 flights; it was able to identify more than 7,000 travelers who overstayed their visas. ... '

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