Face Recognition System At Shanghai Airport

Face Recognition System At Shanghai Airport. The Shanghai International Airport is now using facial recognition technology when withdrawing flights and baggage for self-service.

It is now possible to automatically register at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport using facial recognition technology, which is part of an ambitious deployment of facial recognition systems in China.

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Face Recognition System At Shanghai Airport, pic: Shanghai Pudong Airport Bird Eye View

The Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport presented self-check-in kiosks for flight and baggage check-in, security check-in and boarding with facial recognition technology, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China. .

Similar efforts are being made at Beijing and Nanyang airports in central China's Henan Province. Many Chinese airports already use face recognition to speed up security checks, but the Shanghai system, which began on Monday, is considered the first fully automated system.

"This is the first time in China that the entire registration process is self-service," said Zhang Zheng, General Manager of Ground Services at Spring Airlines, the first airline to adopt the system at the airport. of Hongqiao. Currently, only Chinese holders of identity cards can use this technology.

Spring Airlines said on Tuesday that passengers opted for automatic check-in, with 87% of the 5,017 passengers taking a Spring flight on Monday at self-service kiosks, which can reduce check-in time. One minute and a half.

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A Man While Passing Face Recognition Gate

In Greater China, facial recognition is making its way into everyday life. The Continental Police has used facial recognition systems to identify people of interest to the mafia and for homosexuals from Nab on foot, and is in the process of developing a national integrated surveillance camera data system.

The Chinese media are full of reports of constantly expanding applications: a KFC exit in Hangzhou, near Shanghai, where it is possible to pay using facial recognition technology; a school that uses face recognition cameras to monitor student responses in the classroom; and hundreds of ATMs in Macau equipped with facial recognition devices to combat money laundering.

But greater comfort can come at a cost in a country with few rules on how the government can use biometric data.

"The authorities use artificial intelligence and biometrics to register and track people for social control purposes," said Maya Wang, senior researcher at Human Rights Watch for China. "We are concerned about the increasing integration and use of facial recognition technologies throughout the country, as they provide more and more data points to authorities for tracking people."