EU: AI to help Border Control as a lie detector
Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the central topics of research and development around the world at the moment. To boost research in this field the EU is providing generous funding for projects and research as well. One of these projects is now being tested for the first time in the real world.
This software is designed to help border guards at airports and other points of entry to the European Union. The project is called iBorderCtrl and could be described as a lie detector for possible immigrants. This intelligent program will ask the traveller a few questions when entering the European Union. The number of questions depends on the risk factor the program has previously calculated for the person. Meanwhile, the software uses camera and voice analysis to monitor and check the person's answers. If the person gives the correct answers and there is no indication that the person has lied, they can enter the EU. If the software becomes suspicious, fingerprints, face and other biometric data are matched and verified. If the programme still considers the traveller a risk, a human official will take over the entry process.
The program cannot therefore denie entry on its own. The programme will first be tested in Greece, Latvia and Hungary. Currently, almost 700 million people enter the EU every year, which poses personnel difficulties for the immigration authorities. In addition, this number is expected to increase further in the future. This programme could thus remedy the situation and relieve the burden on border officials.