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Unisys launches machine learning tool for border agents

Unisys launches machine learning tool for border agents

Unisys Corporation has announced the availability of its LineSight software for improving the accuracy of border agent inspection decisions with advanced data analytics and machine learning.

LineSight assesses risk for travellers and cargo crossing borders by ingesting and analyzing high volumes of data, according to the announcement, to enable agents to trigger closer inspections, while reducing false positives. Risk assessments are generated in less than two seconds, and automatically generates new rules and algorithms to continuously improve their accuracy over time.

“Many legacy border security solutions identify potentially risky travelers and cargo based on previously known threats – which is kind of like driving a car and only using your rear-view mirror,” said Mark Forman, global head of Unisys Public Sector. “And due to the overwhelming amount of data that has to be reviewed, as well as limited budgets and resources in governments, these old solutions can’t keep up. LineSight allows border agents around the world to more effectively accelerate movement of passengers and cargo without compromising safety. The result is faster and better-informed border clearance and a safer process for us all.”

Automation technology, such as self-service kiosks, are also expected to play an increasing role in border security. CMITech recently announced a deployment of iris recognition technology to provide automated border control for trusted travellers in Columbia.

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