AI Heralds End of the Passport Line... and Start of a Privacy Row
Oct. 15, 2018
Ozy recently quoted University of Arizona Regents' Professor Jay Nunamaker in article that explores the "future of border patrol" and a revived security versus privacy debate.
"The University of Arizona first began their formalized BORDERS program under the Department of Homeland Security in 2008 and has since developed the Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real-Time (AVATAR), an embodied border security agent powered by artificial intelligence," writes Molly Fosco. "This bot collects cues based on body language, voice, use of language, eye movement and heart rate to determine if someone is lying. And while the BORDERS technology is not yet used by any government security agency, Nunamaker says it will be eventually."
“It takes time for society to accept new approaches,” Nunamaker says, “but technology is the answer if we’re going to improve security.”