The pre-registration phase of the iBorderCtrl system was demonstrated for the first time to the public at the Manchester Science Festival - Platform for Investigation – Me Verses the Machine that took place on Saturday 20th October 2018 10am – 4pm at the Science and Industry Museum. The festival is in its 12 year runs from the 18 October to the 28 October 2018 and attracts around 30,000 visitors to events around Manchester City Centre and across Greater Manchester.

The iBorderCtrl activity was one of the 8 activities designed to a) introduce families to artificial intelligence, coding and computer science through offering hands on STEM activities and b) showcase state of the art research. iBorderCtrl stand was very popular among visitors and 51 participants have tested the iBorderCtrl Traveller User Application, were interviewed by the virtual border agent (avatar) and provided their valuable feedback!

The huge media coverage of iBorderCtrl’s participation in the Manchester Science Festival event should also be mentioned. A list of articles and TV interviews (from consortium members) promoting the participation of iBorderCtrl at the Manchester Science Festival are included in the list below:

  1. https://planetradio.co.uk/hits-radio/manchester/news/lie-detecting-robot-with-mancunian-accent-to-boost-security-at-borders/ 
  2. https://www.aiia.net/smart-cities/news/can-you-fool-an-ai-lie-detector
  3. https://fr.euronews.com/2018/10/19/un-detecteur-de-mensonge-aux-frontieres-de-l-ue
  4. https://ru.euronews.com/2018/10/19/avatar-passport-check
  5. https://arabic.euronews.com/2018/10/19/new-avatar-project-to-help-police-land-borders-across-europe
  6. https://gr.euronews.com/2018/10/19/avatar-tha-elegxei-tous-epivates-ptisewn-evropaikwn-aerodromiwn
  7. https://hu.euronews.com/2018/10/19/arcelemzes-segitheti-a-hatarorok-munkajat
  8. https://pt.euronews.com/2018/10/19/novas-tecnologias-invadem-aeroportos
  9. https://it.euronews.com/2018/10/19/in-futuro-il-passaporto-lo-controllera-un-avatar
  10. https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/20/avatar-passport-controls-at-airports
  11. https://de.euronews.com/2018/10/21/check-in-mit-lugendetektor-iborderctrl

Science Festival Manchester

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018