A test where an artificial intelligence detector is found at the Border Patrol Checkpoints will soon begin in the EU. As reported by Gizmodo this program, called iBorderCtrl, will run with countries outside the European Union for six months at the four border crossings in Hungary, Latvia and Greece.
iBorderCtrl is an EU funded project. Use AI to facilitate faster border crossing for travelers. This system allows the user to fill out an online application and upload some documents, such as passports, before the virtual border sheriff questions. According to New Scientist some of these questions will answer "What is in your suitcase?" And "If you open your suitcase and let me know what's inside, will you answer it?" Face to face, the system will analyze and evaluate dozens of fine gestures.
If iBorderCtrl tells travelers that they are true, they will receive a QR code to get through the border. If tourists are suspicious of lying, they should use biometric information such as fingerprinting, palm vein reading, face matching, etc. to pass the information to the person to review and evaluate.
It is still regarded as experimental, and in its current state, it will not prevent people crossing the border. The initial test of the previous iteration showed a 76% success rate, but the iBorderCtrl team told New Scientist that they were "confident" that they could raise it to 85%.
Reaching that goal can cause a lot of errors. However, it is not surprising that many face recognition algorithms have serious error rate problems and biases. The system was flagged with civil liberties groups such as the ACLU's Border Litigation Project. They are worried that they may lead to wider surveillance.