Government Seeks Biometric Tech That Doesn’t Need People To Scan Fingerprints

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In the future, human cops will still be the ones arresting you, searching you and booking you, but machines might be taking your fingerprints. The Intelligence Community’s long-range research group is looking to develop biometric technology that can automatically collect fingerprints from hands and surfaces without the need for a human operator. On Monday, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity announced the winners of the Nail-to-Nail Fingerprint Challenge, a research competition aimed at building a tool that can equal or outperform trained professionals at gathering prints.