Anil Jain, a professor and researcher of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University, spoke at the University of Southern Florida on how biometrics could be a future technology relied on to fix the heavily flawed state of currently used identification technologies, according to an Independent Florida Alligator article.
Among the technologies he cited as possible technologies that are important to understand as they will undoubtedly come into play in American’s regular lives are iris identification, fingerprint identification, voice recognition and face recognition technologies.
Jain went on to speak of the intrinsic flaws of current identifications citing how easily passwords and PINs are to crack and how easily forged passports and driver’s licenses are; further pointing out that his audience of college students make up one of the largest groups of those using forged or duplicated IDs.
While Jain acknowledged that eventually people will become adept at fooling many biometric systems and that biometric adoption comes with many civil liberty questions, he still asserts the technology as opening up a bright future.
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