Facial Recognition is Coming to Air Travel

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JetBlue is expanding its use of facial recognition software to verify identity. Do you want all airlines to do this?

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Facial recognition software is a relatively new technology format that has been implemented in products such as iPhones or tablets. Recently, JetBlue Airlines has apparently adopted the idea of facial recognition and is reportedly going to use it to better identify passengers, according to Travel and Leisure.

JetBlue has reportedly been partnering with U.S. Customs as well as the Department of Homeland Security in order to expand and improve upon the technology. The project initially launched in 2017 and was used on over 50,000 passengers, according to a report from the Boston Herald. It was also reported that the technology, which uses biometric facial scanning in order to identify the passenger, has a 98 percent success rate.

According to the Department of Homeland Security’s 2018 Fiscal Year Report, the scanner apparently uses an advanced information system that analyzes existing photographs of passengers that have travelled internationally. It catalogues that information into a database that the department can use when identifying passengers.

The report also states that over 7,000 international overstays have been confirmed using the biometric scanner in the past couple years. It was also used to identify six passengers that apparently had documents not belonging to them and in turn denied them entry into other countries.

It was reported that this facial recognition technology is currently under development to be released within the next four years.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

JetBlue is expanding its use of facial recognition software to verify identity. Do you want all airlines to do this?

Totals
65% Y – easier
35% N – creepy
Males
67% Y – easier
33% N – creepy
Females
60% Y – easier
40% N – creepy

Y – easier

N – creepy


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