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TSA Is Rolling Out A New Facial Recognition Technology To Check IDs At Airports Across The Country


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A new facial recognition technology is automatically matching passengers’ real-time pictures to their IDs at Baltimore-Washington International/Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration has started using 36 new credential authentication technology units at the airport, according to a recent press release.

A passenger inserts their ID into the unit for it to scan it, and the unit snaps a picture of the passenger and matches it with the photo on the ID, while automatically checking if they’re due to fly out of the airport that day, and if the document is valid. The unit has a library of over 2,500 types of IDs for reference and the photos are not stored.

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