July 12, 2018
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Orlando International Airport Becomes First US Airport to Commit to Facial Recognition Technology
Orlando International Airport is the first airport in the United States to commit to processing all arriving and departing international travelers with facial recognition technology.  Currently, CBP is testing biometric exit at 13 major airports across the United States. The facial recognition verification process takes less than 2 seconds, with a 99 percent matching rate.

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Amazon has Developed a New Alexa for Hotels
Amazon announced that it has developed Alexa for Hospitality, a new version of its Amazon Echo smart speaker, for hotels, vacation rental companies and others in the hospitality field.  Marriott International has signed on to test the new product this summer at select properties in several of its brands. Among the specific hotels that Alexa is testing the product: the Charlotte Marriott City Center in North Carolina and the Marriott Irvine Spectrum in California. It will also be featuring the product in eight other U.S. properties. Two Roads Hospitality, which has brands such as Thompson Hotels, is also testing out the new Alexa.

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