Future of Biometrics Remains Uncertain

The FBI remains committed to fingerprints for biometric authentication.

The FBI remains committed to fingerprints for biometric authentication, said Monte C. Strait, chief of the FBIs Criminal Justice Information Services Division. In contrast, "facial recognition doesnt have a field-proven application yet, and theres no iris-scan database," Strait said.

"Facial recognition will have future utility," he said, "and we are starting to take criminals photos more than just straight-on and sideways" to merge the images.

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