A picture of the “advanced level” of security at a US airport against terrorist threats has left social media guffawing. The image is from a self-check-in counter where the in-built system asks a person, “Are you a terrorist?”. It also offers two options: “yes” or “no”. Asaad Sam Hanna, a freelance journalist, shared the snapshot on Twitter.
The post has racked up responses from amused social media users who wondered how asking this question was contributing to airport security since anyone could cheat the machine.
However, another user explained that asking these types of questions may have merit. “If you are (a terrorist), and you lie, it’s a way for law enforcement to bring additional charges.”
The US has deployed these AI-powered self-check-in kiosks and cameras at airports across the country. As per a Discover Magazine report, these machines use facial recognition technology and also capture biometric data of passengers flying into the country.
Source: NDTV News