After 3 months of using facial recognition biometrics at U.S. points of entry, Customs and Border Protection officials say the technology prevented 26 alleged imposters from entering the country.
As travelers enter the U.S., they are directed to a CBP official, who checks their documentation while overhead cameras match their faces to a gallery of images. For U.S. citizens, the picture is matched to the passport photo on file. If the photos don’t match, the traveler is pulled aside for further investigation. source
Several airlines and eight international airports are also using facial recognition for boarding planes, including Air France/KLM, Scandinavian Airlines and some United flights out of Dulles