After the world went through hard times, mankind learned it is necessary to prepare for eventualities. Most airports have implemented a full body scanner with artificial intelligence to analyze each passenger in real-time. This state-of-the-art equipment can detect people’s temperature with a margin of error of 0.3 to 0.5 °C. As airports cannot stop the flow of people, these devices analyze about 120 people per minute, non-stop. Thermal imaging technology works even if the person is wearing a mask because it has an algorithm that analyzes the location of people’s foreheads and records their temperature. All the information is collected in a central computer that can operate autonomously or with the participation of airport staff. This computer can store passenger data to detect if the passenger has returned to the airport and track them more accurately.
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Tracking people by biometric tracing
Once the artificial intelligence has detected that a person has a fever, it issues an alert so that airport staff can board them. Getting a person in a congested airport can be a difficult task to accomplish. With the help of artificial intelligence, security agents can track that passenger’s movements. Airport cameras are connected to a system that creates biometric records of each passenger. In other words, the airport’s artificial intelligence knows where each person is at all times. It can even detect how they walk, their body build, or any other physical detail. With this technology, no one can hide, even if they change clothes in the restroom or put on glasses or a hat. Once the passenger is boarded, they are taken to an isolated area for medical tests. Depending on the symptoms, the passenger may be referred to the hospital.
Organizing flights by destination
Artificial intelligence can make decisions in real-time by analyzing the data it receives. When it detects that passengers from one country may contain a dangerous virus, airport staff use artificial intelligence to reorganize the flow of passengers so as not to create bottlenecks or delays on other flights. Flights and the gates through which passengers will enter are organized to control possible contagions. This method was adopted by many airports when it was discovered that a single plane flight was enough for many people to become infected with COVID. Although not all airports have this technology, airport authorities are already focused on adopting it. Artificial intelligence helps make airports safer and more efficient. The best part is that artificial intelligence can learn, so it always stays up to date.