Can Robots Better Spot Terrorists at Airports?
Some Countries Test Fingerprint Readers and Eye Scanners for Aviation Security
By JACK NICAS
Dec. 30, 2013
Next to have their jobs automated: airport-security screeners?
Aviation and government authorities are starting to use machines in lieu of people to verify the identities of fliers by scanning their faces, irises or fingerprints. Dozens of airports in Europe, Australia and the U.S. already employ such technology so passengers can pass immigration checks without showing identification to, or talking with, a person. Now, several major airports in Europe have started using these automated ID checks at security checkpoints and boarding gates.