At Acme industries, we have invented an exploding anal probe for detecting terrorists. It is so effective, it can detect people that are at the very early stages of becoming terrorists.
It is 100% effective at preventing potential terrorists entering a country via entry points protected with the device.
While the product is effective, it is messy and we are investigating ways of reducing the unwanted waste - Project Solyant Brown is looking very promising...
Caution: this may result in a drop in tourism numbers but also reduces the demand for additional runways at airports which politicians (well, the ones that don't travel abroad...) will appreciate too.
Good luck to the approx 1 in 4 people that suffer from depression or anxiety, or both, or similar. Those not particularly over the moon about returning home from a holiday, etc etc.
What could go wrong?
other than everyone when they use said 5 million pound algorithm to reduce staffing levels I mean.
Re: Good luck!
"People with ASD who don't make eye contact."
My thoughts exactly. And having a child with high functioning ASD has helped me become aware that although there are extremes of the autism spectrum, a lot of people (including myself) probably sit on the spectrum somewhere and simply don't even know it.
Re: Good luck!
>1 in 4 people that suffer from depression or anxiety, or both, or similar.
They will automatically be detected as British and allowed in.
Anyone showing signs of happiness, contentment and enthusiasm is obviously a foreigner (probably Australian) or weido (ie Australian) and will be blocked
The EU says it is hoping to begin trials of the program soon at border crossing points in Hungary, Greece, and Latvia
Greek Border checkpoint: "Avrio is manana without a sense of urgency". I cannot see them bothering to check what's on the terminal screen as they run their checkpoints JOINTLY with their counterparts from other countries, f.e Bulgaria. They also leave the other guy do all the work.
Hungarian Border checkpoint: "Are you a Turk regardless of your stated passport nationality? Is your family name Turkish? Do you try to return a ham sandwich and ask for a cheese only version at service stations?". If the answers are all yes, you are up for a shake-down regardless of what the computer says. If the answers are no, the border guard waves you through with a bored face.
By the way - I drive through BOTH of these more than once a year and I have done it for years. I do it via different ones too - both huge like Horgos/Rozke and small ones in the middle of nowhere like Makaba. So this is based on statistically significant set of observations. The case with that reporter which was kicking refugees is not unique (as their high court decision on it goes to prove).
Re: flag 'suspicious' reactions
"travelers will also be asked questions by a computer animated "border guard" that is localized to the traveler's language and ethnicity"
Well, they say that, but I can't help wondering just how localized they will be in practise.
One example from within the EU that springs to mind is Bulgaria, where even basic reactions like nodding your head don't always mean what you'd normally assume they mean...
I travelled shortly after the automated passport scanners were deployed, and the experience was a bit crap. It failed to scan one friend's passport completely, so he had to join the queue for a regular inspection. Another friend was wearing a beanie (we were going snowboarding) so he had to remove that so his features could be scanned, he'd forgotten his shades were over the beanie, they went flying into the booth, so he bent down to pick them up, at which point the glass doors closed on his head. My passport scanned, I entered the booth area, and then didn't know what to do, as the screen hadn't popped up any instructions, being a bit slow.
So I'm a little skeptical some AI driven system is going to perform well enough to not annoy passengers.
Politicians - a more suspicious group of people you could not hope to meet, furtive glances, refusing to directly respond to questions......
Obviously you wouldn't want to block this group of "dedicated, elected members".
So a whitelist held somewhere in the system? or a card that the individual could carry?
So how does a real bad person fake entry to the whitelist or get hold of a card ?
got this working well enough (IE getting less than 90% false positives)
Its time for the next stage... replacing the border guards with automated border drones
"Drop the purple donkey... you have 20 seconds to comply"
"Drop the purple donkey or you will face lethal force.. you have 10 seconds to comply"
"Drop the purple donkey or you will be shot.. you have 5 seconds to comply"
"Non-compliance with order , you have been shot....... please enjoy the rest of your visit to the EU"
Cmon for all the b€€lions this puppy is going to cost it's going to have some freaking fantastic AI abilities.... something like:
1. Determine entrant's claimed nationality
2. Present a variety of national food dishes to entrant
3. Recognise when entrant smiles at one
4. Compare claimed nationality to dish nationality - Bingo! (or not)
OK I could just train a hamster to do this but it wouldn't have a sexy AI tag giving it the cheap-at-half-the-price sticker - before tax and overruns of course (include virtual reality and/or blockchain and you could easily justify triple the cost )...
[Paris - this is going to be one expensive pussy]
Am I the only one here to recognize that picture of Arnold S in disguise at the Mars entry point in Total Recall?
for those who didn't see it, the head blows up after a glitch in its own AI gets stuck saying "two weeks" in response to the question of how long a stay is expected.