Delta Air Lines announced yesterday that it’s testing a check-in kiosk that uses facial recognition to ensure passengers’ faces match their passport photos. If all goes well, the new kiosk could replace check-in agents altogether. The kiosk will debut at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer.
The facial recognition kiosk will only work for passports; travelers with other forms of ID will still need to go through human processing. The kiosk will delete traveler photos after confirming passport matches, the spokeswoman said. If this is the future of air travel, then you’d better be ready for your close-up