Airports in Glasgow and Aberdeen are to trial a new security system that uses artificial intelligence to identify concealed threats in bags and cargo.
The AI technology, which is being provided by Google, will help screen baggage going through airport security and is to feature at Glasgow airport and Aberdeen international.
The trial, named ‘Project Dartmouth’, will be conducted by security tech company Pangiam in collaboration with Google.
Combining Pangiam’s security technologies with Google Cloud’s AI and machine learning tools, the technology intends to make air travel safer by rapidly identifying potential threats in baggage.
It will also be used to spot unusual patterns which could indicate an attempt to breach security, before alerting security staff to examine further.
Alexis Long, Chief Strategy Officer for Pangiam, said: “This technology marks a monumental step in bringing automation to aviation security and sets a new precedent for international security standards.
“First and foremost, the technology will deliver a better experience for the traveller, the airport, and governments.
“To help us achieve this, we have selected Google Cloud as our technology vendor of choice—a leader in artificial intelligence and cloud technologies.”