Dubai airport, riconoscimento facciale


Nuove Tecnologie, riconoscimento facciale grazie ai “pesci” dell’acquario, notizia riportata da The National e The Telegraph

Dubai Airport is replacing security checks with face-scanning fish

By Annabel Fenwick Elliott

11 OCTOBER 2017

Dubai International Airport is doing away with security counters next year and introducing virtual fish to verify your identity instead. Yes, you read that right.

Instead of waiting in line for security kiosks or e-gates, passengers will be able to walk through a virtual aquarium tunnel in which 80 in-built cameras will scan their faces. The role of the fish? To capture the passengers’ attention – and thus their biometrics.

Sea change at Dubai airport security as virtual aquarium tunnel replaces counter and queues

Foreign affairs chief Major Gen Obaid Al Hameeri told The National: “The fish is a sort of entertainment and something new for the traveller but, at the end of the day, it attracts the vision of the travellers to different corners in the tunnel for the cameras to capture his/her face print.”

The first “biometric borders” will appear by late 2018 at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3, with other terminals being fitted with them by 2020.

You’ll have to be pre-registered to pass through the tunnel, with 3D face-scanning kiosks set up at locations around the airport to do so.