The FBI wants to use artificial intelligence to add a new layer to its Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, specifically to counteract the increasingly common practice of criminals altering their fingerprints. […]

Amit Lal, an electrical and computer engineering professor at Cornell University, is working with a group of students to create a device that can scan the surfaces of all 10 fingers in five minutes. His team is competing in the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s Nail to Nail Fingerprint challenge.