The Airport Tech Helping to Prevent Delayed Flights (BBC News, Feb 7, 2022)

Link: “The airport tech helping to prevent delayed flights” (BBC News, Feb 7, 2022)

Summary: Perhaps one of the most challenging parts about traveling is facing a delay in your flight, especially if it lasts hours at a time. IntellAct , an Israeli startup, hopes to detect and avoid delays before they happen by allowing an artificial intelligence system to access an airlines’ existing security cameras. Airlines are already using various advancements in technology to streamline the boarding process. These developments include digital certifications that hold your boarding information on your smartphone or facial recognition systems where your face acts as your passport. However, many are beginning to worry that these changes could dehumanize workers and strip passengers of their privacy. It raises the question: Where does this data go, and is saving a few extra minutes worth it?