The Guardian offers a fascinating look at the next generation of airport scanners, which are due to begin testing in the near future at several locations in the US. The technology has the potential to greatly cut down on the time we spend at airport security and to eliminate the risk of human failure. (Though, it must be said, no system is ever perfect.)

From the Guardian

AI-powered body scanners could soon be inspecting you in public

According to documents filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Boston-based Evolv Technology is planning to test its system at Union Station in Washington DC, in Los Angeles’s Union Station metro and at Denver international airport.

Evolv uses the same millimetre-wave radio frequencies as the controversial, and painfully slow, body scanners now found at many airport security checkpoints. However, the new device can complete its scan in a fraction of second, using computer vision and machine learning to spot guns and bombs.

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