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Lead author Gabe Guo, an engineering student at Columbia, fed a database of 60,000 fingerprint pairs into a deep learning algorithm. The AI system was eventually able to predict with 77% accuracy whether two prints came from the same person or not. It did this by analyzing the patterns and curves in the central part of fingerprints.

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Guo stands by the research, claiming it goes further than prior work and hoping it sparks additional discoveries using AI to reexamine things “hiding in plain sight.” The team has open-sourced the model’s code for public scrutiny. The debate continues around what this means for the uniqueness of human fingerprints in identification.

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