FBI is set to use AI to identify criminals who have burnt or cut their fingerprints

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

The FBI wants to use artificial intelligence to identify hardened criminals who have obscured their fingerprints by burning or cutting them. For decades this practice has helped offenders escape the law, but now forensic experts hope to create a next-generation system that can't be fooled by the practice. The FBI has issued a request to technology companies across the United States for expert advice to help its Next Generation Identification (NGI) System project. The government agency plans to use artificial intelligence to compensate for the missing portions of the as-yet unreadable fingerprints. The new system will form part of the FBI's massive biometric database.