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AI for matching altered fingerprints

The FBI's Next Generation Identification system gives the criminal justice and intelligence communities access to the world’s largest electronic repository of biometric and criminal history information. NGI cannot, however, return accurate matches when criminals alter their fingerprints.

Although algorithms exist to detect and match some altered fingerprints, the FBI wants to use artificial intelligence to enable the NGI system to detect and match not only the alteration types that the algorithm has been coded detect, but also whatever new alteration techniques  criminals eventually develop.

To keep pace to evolving alteration techniques, the NGI must be able "to learn new variations on the normal fingerprint pattern on a continuous basis without being trained to do so," the FBI said in a request for information.

The agency is asking vendors for details on their technology, current AI applications, outcomes demonstrating the ability of their AI technology to learn in current applications and a description of how such an application would work with the NGI system.

Reponses are due on Oct. 12.  Read the full RFI here.

Posted by Sara Friedman on Aug 27, 2018 at 3:14 PM


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