The Resource Biometric recognition : challenges and opportunities, Joseph N. Pato and Lynette I. Millett, editors ; Whither Biometrics Committee, Communication Science and Telcommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Biometric recognition : challenges and opportunities, Joseph N. Pato and Lynette I. Millett, editors ; Whither Biometrics Committee, Communication Science and Telcommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Biometric recognition : challenges and opportunities
Title
Biometric recognition
Title remainder
challenges and opportunities
Statement of responsibility
Joseph N. Pato and Lynette I. Millett, editors ; Whither Biometrics Committee, Communication Science and Telcommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Biometric recognition--the automated recognition of individuals based on their behavioral and biological characteristic--is promoted as a way to help identify terrorists, provide better control of access to physical facilities and financial accounts, and increase the efficiency of access to services and their utilization. Biometric recognition has been applied to identification of criminals, patient tracking in medical informatics, and the personalization of social services, among other things. In spite of substantial effort, however, there remain unresolved questions about the effectiveness and management of systems for biometric recognition, as well as the appropriateness and societal impact of their use. Moreover, the general public has been exposed to biometrics largely as high-technology gadgets in spy thrillers or as fear-instilling instruments of state or corporate surveillance in speculative fiction. Now, as biometric technologies appear poised for broader use, increased concerns about national security and the tracking of individuals as they cross borders have caused passports, visas, and border-crossing records to be linked to biometric data. A focus on fighting insurgencies and terrorism has led to the military deployment of biometric tools to enable recognition of individuals as friend or foe. Commercially, finger-imaging sensors, whose cost and physical size have been reduced, now appear on many laptop personal computers, handheld devices, mobile phones, and other consumer devices. Biometric Recognition: Challenges and Opportunities addresses the issues surrounding broader implementation of this technology, making two main points: first, biometric recognition systems are incredibly complex, and need to be addressed as such. Second, biometric recognition is an inherently probabilistic endeavor. Consequently, even when the technology and the system in which it is embedded are behaving as designed, there is inevitable uncertainty and risk of error. This book elaborates on these themes in detail to provide policy makers, developers, and researchers a comprehensive assessment of biometric recognition that examines current capabilities, future possibilities, and the role of government in technology and system development
Cataloging source
DNLM
Dewey number
006.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TK7882.B56.B53 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Biometric recognition : challenges and opportunities, Joseph N. Pato and Lynette I. Millett, editors ; Whither Biometrics Committee, Communication Science and Telcommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction and fundamental concepts -- Engineering biometric systems -- Lessons from other large-scale systems -- Cultural, social, and legal considerations -- Research opportunities and the future of biometrics
Control code
ocn703167663
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xv, 165 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309142083
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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.b2562023x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)703167663
  • pebcs0309142075

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