Skip Nav
How to Take Photos on an iPhone When Your Storage Is Full
Technology & Gadgets
This Handy Little Trick Lets You Take Photos on Your iPhone Even When Your Storage Is Full
How to activate Facebook Messenger Dark Mode
Facebook Messenger Dark Mode
Facebook’s Latest Feature is Going to Change the Way You Send Messages, Forever
iPhone Tips
I Can Fall Asleep Listening to Music Without Worry, Thanks to This Little-Known iPhone Hack
Apple MacBook Tips And Tricks
Just Started Using A MacBook? These Tips and Hacks Are Here to Help
Tech Tips
These Tech Hacks Are More Life-Changing Than Marie Kondo's Folding Method

AI Immigration Officers UAE

By 2020, Immigration Officials Will Be Replaced by AI in the UAE

If Dubai is the city of the future, than Dubai International Airport serves as the perfect gateway.

With TV streaming services available to everyone in transit, the fastest airport WiFi in the world, and the soon-to-be-launched UAE Smart Wallet, there are few airports on earth that can compete with DXB when it comes to being tech savvy.

Now, a truly revolutionary concept is coming to DXB and it's unlike anything else.

By 2020, there will be no immigration officers in the UAE, The National reports.

Instead of humans checking your passport and other documents, facial scanners equipped with iris recognition will aid travelers safely and securely get through customs.

"We started with iris scan and face recognition and eventually, we won't need any immigration officers at all," said Major General Dr. Ahmed Al Raisi, general inspector at the ministry.

"People will just be able to walk through and they'll be scanned. We're planning to totally eliminate the presence of officers by 2020 hopefully and it will be fully deployed in all the country."

The UAE has a huge amount of data, and the country will use this information to keep citizens and residents safe.

"We have big data and a lot of information to deliver to the decision-makers – the largest data available in the UAE is at the ministry so AI will allow this amount of information on citizens, residents and visitors to help us keep the country secure," he said.

Further, eliminating humans will make security tighter in a region that's fraught with instability.

"We are not in an isolated place," he said. "We are living in a region which is in state of instability in many parts - the approach the UAE has taken helps reduce these challenges and risks but it does not prevent us from being cautious and apply the latest technologies and applications to protect our country against any risk."

The country really is moving forward, and we can't wait to see where all these changes take us!

Virtually Explore Dubai at DXB Airport
Spinneys Opens Dubai International Airport Terminal 1
Dubai Airports Luggage Rules 2018
Dubai Airport Closure 2018
Dubai Airport Busiest in the World
Justin Bieber Dubai January 2018
Marhaba Review
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds