The system will be available to passengers on select global flights on a voluntary basis, and Qantas has proposed to expand it to mobile check-in and automated border processing in the future.
Further, passengers would have to consent to participate in the trial, with "adheres to the strictest privacy standards and complies with all relevant legislation".
The Sydney Airport in partnership with airline Quantas has announced it will be running a facial racognition technology trial.
Passengers may soon have a more hands-free and hassle-free airport experience thanks to advances in biometric technology.
"Your face will be your passport and your boarding pass at every step of the process", Geoff Culbert, Sydney airport CEO, explained in a statement, suggesting that in the future you'll no longer need to bumble about in your coat pockets or bags searching for a passport because it will be right there - on your face.
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The intention of the new identification initiative, as publicly stated, is to make the process as convenient and seamless as possible for the traveller, and the statement even mentions the possibility of personalising a passenger's Qantas Lounge experience via this technology.
"I'm pleased that Sydney Airport is well advanced in our plans to deliver a full "couch-to-boarding gate" facial recognition process", he said.
Machines that recognise your face could soon be replacing the need for passports at airports.
"We're very excited that select Qantas passengers now have the chance to experience this highly sophisticated technology as part of this landmark trial", he said.
The border processing procedures of the Australian government will not change, with travelers still required to undergo current border processes, the airport said. On arrival you may be asked to provide evidence of funds to support your stay and a return or onward ticket.