United Kingdom New emotion detector can see when we're lying UK

Discussion in 'Border Controls, Customs and Immigration' started by Leave no trace, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14900800

    There are plans to deploy this technology in a UK airport.


    No doubt someone will retract the comment about the lack of 100% accuracy
     
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Oh, for god's sake! I'd been reading about these things and thought that surely, surely, no one would be stupid enough to implement them. But then that was only the still-clinging-desperately-to-optimism part of myself. The sensible part of myself knew better.
     
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  3. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    The only positive that I see in this.... it doesn't bark at Pax ;)

    Honestly, I think that this sort of technology will eventually be everywhere.
    I don't like the idea at all, IMO the number of false positives will be huge.

    From the article:
    Anyone who understands the real aim of security theatre will have these feelings, there will certainly be a long queue at "security".
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    The so-called security industry is making billions off this stuff.
     
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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    If these things detect liars when they speak then how can they be used by TSA employees?
     
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  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Well i think this device is like the explosive detectors that the iraqis have so much faith in even after learning they didnt work and the guy that designed them is in jail.

    Lisa - so true its not funny.

    My take is this is a joke as it would catch every smurf, but wont catch the ones with really something to hide, or people with real good poker faces that are expressionless like stone
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Instead of Deep Blue vs. Kasparov, perhaps we can tune in to a weekly match between Facial Scanner and a team of highly trained BDO's from an American airport.
     
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  8. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Will it be able to read hand gestures? Cuz I know which one I'd use.
     
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  9. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    So.... currently you get a wrong result in 33% of the cases. I hope they're not planning to deploy it anytime soon.... :(
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It might be more accurate than BDO's! :D
     
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  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I needed a laugh, and you guys are providing one! Thank you!! :)
     
  12. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    HA! So true. :p
     
  13. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Well, to be fair it appears this is starting in Britain, home of the Nanny State. Though that doesn't bode well for us here.

    Why wouldn't they? They're using machines with only a 30% "success" rate. These machines more than double the effectiveness.
     
  14. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    That's still a pretty huge failure rate - and a rate that wastes a lot of time.
     
  15. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    You ever wonder what happened to those warehouses full of unsold 'mood rings'?

    Now we know. They have been 're-purposed'.
     
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  16. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Get this thing anywhere near Blogdad Bob and it's gonna melt down.
     
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  17. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    You wouldn't be lying about that now, would you? ;)
    I know which "microexpression" that I would give to BDOs, too: :p
     
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