Facial recognition technology to appear at Canadian airports this spring

Travellers flying across the border this spring will be able to use new facial recognition technology at major Canadian airports.

The technology will be linked to a new service for travellers using self-service border kiosks, which are being brought into airports to assist with clearance in an effort to advance the system.

Canada to test facial-recognition technology at various border locations

According to the Canadian Border Services Agency, the new kiosks will upgrade border security by helping reduce wait times and congestion.

The CBSA also said that the kiosks will make their debut at Ottawa International Airport in the spring and then continue to appear at primary airports across Canada throughout 2018.

Facial recognition technology is a feature that appears at airports around the United States in a similar component, which is part of the 1-to-1 Facial Comparison Project developed by U.S. Homeland Security.

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