With all the craziness of the holiday travel season, punctuated by the Southwest Airlines meltdown, you’d be forgiven if you missed the fact that facial recognition software is being deployed at airports across America.
In December, the TSA began testing facial recognition software at 16 airports, including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Washington, and Los Angeles.
Though it is still voluntary, the idea is for electronic kiosks to perform the security check-in tasks currently overseen by human beings (aka, TSA agents).
Currently, the testing program requires you to insert your ID into the kiosk, which then scans your face and compares it to the photo ID.
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