The European Union is developing a system with artificial intelligence to recognize if a person who enters the bloc is lying to a virtual migration agent that appears on a screen, the EU officially reported. The European Union reported in a press release that it is in the testing phase software and hardware called iBorderCtrl, at a total cost of 4.5 million euros (about US$5.13 million), to detect if a traveler who is not a community citizen lies to immigration staff upon arrival at any country in the bloc. The final tests, which are about to begin, will be carried out at four border posts in Hungary, Greece and Latvia. The EU did not report how long it will take to place the system in all the countries that comprise the region, if they are approved the required quality requirements. With the iBorderCtrl, the non-community foreigner must send a photo of himself, the visa and his passport prior to his arrival in the country of destination. These images go on to swell a database that feeds all European border servers. Upon arrival in one of the 28 member countries of the European Union, the traveler will stand in front of a screen that has a webcam. On the display, there will be an image, generated by a computer, of a virtual officer who will speak in the language of the person above, as well as in the same gender and nationality. Meanwhile, the camera will capture the traveler’s biometric points and compare them with their passport and visa photo counterparts. The software will analyze whether the facial micro-movements when answering a series of questions reveal a lie. Depending on the lie-truth score achieved, the traveler will go to one or the other line to show the passport to a flesh and blood official. If the system determines that the visitor is lying, the questions asked by the border officer will be more inquisitive.
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The EU develops the use of artificial intelligence to admit foreigners