Science & Technology
Can a computer spot if you are lying ?
By T.K. Randall
March 12, 2012 · 10 comments
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Computer scientists have developed software that can predict if someone is lying in over 80% of cases.
The software tracks such things as eye movements and other key factors in determining if an individual is telling the truth. "What we wanted to understand was whether there are signal changes emitted by people when they are lying, and can machines detect them," said research scientist Ifeoma Nwogu. "The answer was yes, and yes," he said. Utilising the software in the analysis of 40 videotaped conversations it was able to predict whether the individual was lying 82.5% of the time.
Similar to the so-called “threat assessment” technology being researched, funded and field tested by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), computer scientists are researching ways to read the visual cues individuals display when they are lying.
Source: Activist Post
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