AI clears up images of fingerprints to greatly help with identification

AI clears up images of fingerprints to greatly help with identification

An AI that may repair blurred or distorted images of fingerprints lifted from crime scenes could make identifying people easier, but it is unclear whether such evidence would operate in court.

Amol Joshi at West Virginia University and his colleagues trained an AI to block out distortions of fingerprints due to incorrect camera focusing and other errors.

The team took a data set of 15,860 clean fingerprint images from 250 subjects and created blurred versions of these synthetically at varying levels of distortion. …

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