Could This Technology Be The End for Passports

Forget boarding passes, our faces could be the only thing needed to board a plane. Finland’s national airline Finnair is using facial-recognition technology to speed up airport check-ins. Face recognition is one of the new technologies being tested at a few airports. There’s an interest in it from the aviation world and elsewhere. 1,000 of Finnair’s frequent fliers are invited to be guinea pigs for the new system. They register on an Android app, take three pictures of their face, which are turned into untraceable IDs and go to a designated check-in desk at the airport. A camera recognizes them and all the relevant details flash up on the customer service agent’s screen when the passenger approaches the desk. Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris is currently testing facial recognition in security checks, the same with Japan and Dutch airline KLM is experimenting with similar technology…. Ed

Source: Eeva Haaramo / Photo: gettyimages

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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