The Chinese search giant Baidu has signed a strategic partnership with Beijing Capital International Airport, the World’s second largest airport by passengers, to implement AI-based facial recognition systems.
Under the deal, Baidu is now running tests of its AI-based facial recognition solutions at the control centers of the airport, mainly for staff admission and data monitoring. This means the testing is only being used for the ground crew. But if everything goes well, it is highly possible that Baidu’s facial recognition technology would go further for support boarding passes, baggage claim or other scenarios of passenger ID verification. (Mrs. Emma Lee)