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Orlando International Airport becomes first to add facial recognition software

Posted at 6:51 AM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 09:51:35-04

Orlando International Airport travelers will soon see some major changes at security checkpoints.

OIS has become the first U.S. airport to commit to using facial recognition technology.



The airport is using facial biometric cameras that can be put near places like departure gates. The cameras verify a passenger's identity in less than two seconds, and they're 99 percent accurate.

Officials say the system will be used to process the five million international travelers that go trough the airport every year.

Officials are hoping the technology can eventually be used for domestic travelers as well.