Thursday November 01, 2018

EU Will Start Using AI Lie Detectors at Border Crossing Points

Computers could already catch lies back in 2012. But machine learning has come a long way since then, and now, the EU wants to use "AI" lie detector technology at border crossing points. The system developed by iBorderCtrl uses a virtual border guard to ask travelers questions, and AI to assess their responses.

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Questions include, "What's in your suitcase?" and "If you open the suitcase and show me what is inside, will it confirm that your answers were true?" according to New Scientist. The system reportedly records travelers' faces using AI to analyze 38 micro-gestures, scoring each response. The virtual agent is reportedly customized according to the traveler's gender, ethnicity, and language. For travelers who pass the test, they will receive a QR code that lets them through the border. If they don't, the virtual agent will reportedly get more serious, and the traveler will be handed off to a human agent who will asses their report. But, according to the New Scientist, this pilot program won't, in its current state, prevent anyone's ability to cross the border.