Biometric Identification Is 'Inherently Fallible'

New research has revealed that the Biometric Identification technology is inherently prone to faults and inaccuracy.

According to a study conducted by the National Research Council (NRC), the Biometric technology that identifies individuals by their finger prints, palm prints, voice and face are inherently fallible, the International Business Times reports.

"For nearly 50 years, the promise of biometrics has outpaced the application of the technology. While some biometric systems can be effective for specific tasks, they are not nearly as infallible as their depiction in popular culture might suggest," said Joseph N. Pato in a report released by the National Academy of Sciences.

Pato, who is a distinguished technology expert at Hewlett-Packard's research arm HP Labs, led the team to conduct the study as the chairman.

The report by the Washington-based not for profit agency has maintained that the Biometric system offers results that are high on probability as a person's individual traits differ according to age and health, making them inherently unreliable.