Doug Bedell — August 31, 2018, 2:42 pm

Facial Recognition Technology Catches an Airport Imposter


For the first time ever, a new facial recognition system at Washington’s Dulles International Airport has identified a man seeking to use a bogus passport that looked genuine.

In Homeland Security advises that “the new facial recognition system detected that the man’s face and the photo in the passport were not an exact match. During the subsequent meeting with customs officials, an identification card from the Republic of Congo was discovered under the sole of the man’s shoe. The man was arrested and sent back to Brazil on the next available flight.”

You’d better be precisely who you look to be – not who you claim to be – at airports in the future. For, “The new facial recognition technology virtually eliminates the ability for someone to use a genuine document that was issued to someone else.”

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