Identity and biometrics
India has deployed the world’s largest national digital identity system based on biometrics. In this session we will review the suitability of biometrics based identity definition for delivery of essential services.
In the first part of the session we will briefly review the core algorithmic ideas behind biometric matching and discuss their strengths and weaknesses, with special references to fingerprints, iris scan and facial images. In the second part of the session we will outline the requirements of an identity instrument and discuss the suitability of biometrics for defining identity.
Background requirement: No particular background requirement.