New kiosks could reduce airport security to four minutes with new AI technology
Airport security can sometimes take hours to get through after landing.
Whilst a necessary procedure, the recently heightened security procedures in light of terror attacks around the globe means this process can take a lot longer than usual.
An airport in Palma reported thousands of travellers missing their flights due to huge queues at security.
However, that could all soon be set to change.
A new artificial intelligence kiosk could soon be used at border control to monitor travellers attempting to pass through.
It’s suggested it could reduce the time to just four minutes, with a 90 per cent success rate.
The machine asked questions such as “Have you ever been arrested?” with the machine then scanning pupil dilation and voice pitch, both signs of uncertainty and lying.
It has been developed by Missouris University of Science and Technology, in the hopes to improve both reliability and speed at border crossings.
The new machines are hoping to improve reliability when it comes to airport security
We don’t want random. (The kiosk) is not profiling. It’s not pulling you aside because of your religion
Dr Nathan Twyman, assistant professor at the University, hopes it can also alleviate any subjective problems.
He stated: “We don’t want random. (The kiosk) is not profiling. It’s not pulling you aside because of your religion.
“And on top of that, it’s not going to get tired. It’s not going to make mistakes because it’s ready to go on a break.
“It’s a lot better than a human solution. Humans are really bad at risk assessment, as it turns out.”
“It isn’t interested in asking you how your day went and trying to pretend that it’s human. This doesn’t pretend that it’s human. It follows the most scientifically accepted approach to human risk assessment.
“It gives you a really solid baseline to work with. When someone’s telling you the truth, compare that to when they’re lying. Without that baseline, it’s hard to really gauge people.”
As airports become more automated with checkin desks, the new technology will revolutionise airports
It comes in a recent wave of technology that hopes to improve airport security.
Boarding passes could be the next thing to go in favour to technology.
Facial recognition could instead replace it, in a move to increase security.
By cross-referencing the persons face with passport and visa photographs, it is hoping to be much more accurate.