Will Artificial Intelligence Steal Your Fingerprints?
A recent study from New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering reveals a surprising level of vulnerability in mobile devices. Using a neural network trained to synthesize human fingerprints, a research team created a fake fingerprint that could potentially fool a touch-based authentication system for much of the population. … The research team was headed by Julian Togelius, NYU Tandon associate professor of computer science and engineering, and doctoral student Philip Bontrager, the lead author of the research paper. Bontrager presented the paper at the IEEE International Conference of Biometrics … where it won the Best Paper Award.