The National Research Council (NRC), a nonprofit research group that advises on science, health and technology policy, has released a report detailing that biometric technology is far from as infallible as its appearances in pop culture like science fiction might suggest, according to an International Business Times article.
One of the larger issues the NRC uncovered is the high number of false positives some of the systems produce, which could lead to human officers letting their guard down with too much comfort with false alarms.
Other aspects of biometric systems the NRC warns of is the lack of accounting for natural changes in different biometric aspects aging can take as well as problems resulting from poor sensors, data degradation and security breaches.
Among some of its recommendation in dealing with the shortcomings of biometric systems is redundancy in the form of a back-up screening method, planning for errors when implementing a system and increased research into biometric differences across geographical regions.
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