The Dubai International Airport is replacing facial recognition security booths with a virtual aquarium tunnel that will scan the faces and irises of passengers using up to 80 hidden cameras, according to a report by Interesting Engineering. Passengers merely need to walk through the virtual aquarium tunnel and their faces and irises will automatically be scanned by the cameras. The airport authority has not confirmed whether there will be a separate scanner for a suitcase, however, the Al Bayan News’
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The Dubai International airport will proceed with its multi-phase implementation of automated iris and face recognition systems at Terminal 3, with the technology to be installed at departure gates in early 2016, according to a report by Khaleej Times. Emaratech is integrating and deploying a combination of advanced passenger information, biometrics, and SRI International’s Iris on the Move technology (IOM) to provide a seamless experience for all registered Emirate passengers, departing and arriving at the airport, according to Maj-Gen Surour.
General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai is introducing new biometric-based services, including an automated passport kiosk, at this week’s Dubai Government Achievements Exhibition (DGAE) themed Local Government and Global Achievements, according to a report by Yahoo News. “This exhibition is a national event and part of the government initiative to achieve competitiveness on a global level and strengthening Dubai’s role among developed cities in the world,” said Major-General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the GDRFA-Dubai. The
The Dubai police force will soon implement a new initiative in which it will equip detectives with Google Glass eyewear to help them combat crime using facial recognition technology, according to a report by Tech2. The wearable device features a small computer screen, attached to the corner of the frame, which captures photos, records video and plays audio, according to a spokesman for the Dubai police. The Dubai police have developed new software that would establish a connection between the