Hyderabad: UIDAI chairman J. Satyanarayana called for a more efficient biometric identification system in Aadhaar. He said there was scope for an indigenous system.
“The Aadhaar system has evolved over time and will be doing so continuously. The Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) has three parallel systems running. If one fails other takes over. There is a scope for an indigenous system,” he said.
Delivering the keynote address at the inaugural session of the three-day International Conference on Digital Identity at the Indian School of Business, Mr Satyanarayana said the software and algorithms for ABIS were imported and distributed between three vendors who compete with each other.
“We do not have a dearth of talent and can develop a system which can be better. The failure rate which is a concern can also be addressed,” he said.
The UIDAI chairman said there was a need to use artificial intelligence and machine learning for fraud detection. With two data centres to store data, UIDAI is catering to one lakh enrolments and three crore authentications per day, he said.
Mr Satyanarayana said, “There is a sea of change in the way pensions are distributed today because of Aadhaar, compared to the previous two decades. The country has gained Rs 90,000 crore by implementing Aadhaar.”