By Joshlin Sheridan, Marketing —
Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is changing the way that we interact with the world. 50 years ago, it would have been unheard of to ask a personal assistant in your phone for directions to work or to ask a cylinder in your living room for a weather report. Now, it’s a normal lifestyle for many Americans. With artificial intelligence technology making its way into a variety of industries, the question must be asked: Will A.I change the industry of lie detection? Mike Elgan, a columnist for Computerworld, predicts a resounding yes.
Smart Devices and Smart Glasses
Currently, most lie detection technologies, such as the polygraph, require trained professionals to administer lengthy and invasive tests. The future of lie detection, Mike Elgan predicts, will come through artificial intelligence methods. For example, imagine if smartphones had an app that would alert you if a potential employee was lying during a Skype interview. Or what if glasses had smart lenses and could spot liars by monitoring their behavior? Does this seem impossible? Perhaps this technology isn’t as far away as we might imagine.
Such advancements in A.I technology have already made headway. One company in the U.K., called Human, has created technology that can detect someone’s emotional state via a smartphone or security video. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security tested a product called the Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real Time. This technology could be used in airport kiosks to ask crucial security questions to travelers and asses their posture, eyes, voice, etc. to detect lies.
Finally, the company Converus® has a line of products that can accurately assess lie detection, identity verification, and integrity. One of their products called EyeDetect® tracks eye movements and pupil dilation to detect deception. This is because lying takes a greater cognitive load, which manifests itself in the eyes.
What Will the Future Hold?
As these A.I. products gain popularity, they will soon become more mainstream in the market and essential in the workplace. Keep your eye out for their growth!
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