coondoggie writes: The idea behind the competition, called the “Nail to Nail (N2N) Fingerprint Challenge” – which offers $325,000 worth of prizes – is to develop a system that allows for more distinguishing data to be collected from fingerprint biometrics but also eliminates the time and cost associated with using human operators, IARPA said. N2N fingerprints capture the entire fingerprint from the edge of one finger nail bed to the other.
We need another world war to destroy some infrastructure and kill off some people. It needs to be hand to hand combat though, like WW II, not nukes. This will boost jobs, increase spending and reduce unemployment.