Of course, AI functions in the background, and is thus not directly experienced by travelers and others who need functional sovereign identities. However, there is a digitalized system that is finding its way into more border control situations, where travelers can experience its benefits for themselves.
Self-service eKiosks are being seen at more border crossings, especially in airports. Travelers scan their own passports and register their biometric data, such as fingerprinting and facial imaging, with secure software. The need for a physical check is removed, or at least lessened. Passenger flow is thus streamlined, with measurable benefits to the authorities in terms of time and efficiency, and a better journey experience for travelers. Time is saved, aggravation avoided, and control is maintained.
In the same way, eGates make it much easier for officials to deal with rising passenger volumes. This sort of “first-line inspection” brings another advantage: the eGate detects deceptions, such as morphed images, much more reliably than the human eye. If an individual triggers a warning, they are referred to the second line of verification, which is a physical check of their documents.
It is clear that identity verification at borders is now quite technologically advanced, and will lead the way in digitalizing the document life cycle.