11/21/2005

Liars Beware

There is a new tool to help those that would lie to commit fraud or terrorism for that matter. Israel has come up with another handy invention that is currently being used in Russian airports and Britain uses the technology in banks and insurance companies.

It's a lie detector and unlike other models has a high accuracy rate. It can be used in many areas for along with high accuracy, it is also very fast.

A new voice analysis system developed by Israeli company Nemesysco and used to detect suspicious passengers, drug smugglers, and terrorists has been recently installed at the Moscow airport.

The system, nicknamed "the hidden magician," has already enabled Russian airport security staff to identify and arrest attempted contraband smugglers, and Russia is now considering the option of installing the technology at all of its border stations and points of entry.

The system operates on the basis of a specialized program that can detect the presence of stress, fear, and anxiety in a person's voice, along with other factors.

The system can quickly perform mass analyses, and can be used on buses and trains, where passengers would only be required to say their names.IRIS


Seems like it would be a good idea to have some of these at bus stations, airports, and train stations in the US. It would be a lot faster than the current bag searches that are done in New York's subway stations.

4 Comments:

Blogger Esther said...

While I applaud the Israelis for another fine invention, I have one question. As someone who is preparing to fly tomorrow night, who the hell isn't stressed and anxious when they're about to fly? :)

10:32 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

The article states that it knows the difference between stress from traveling and stress from doing something illegal.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Felis said...

I am sure the detector was built in co-operation with all the young agents, who normally ask all those innocent questiopns before you board an Israeli Arilines plane.
Have you ever gone through this routine?

7:09 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

No. The last I flew back in the 80's, there was no security measures. When my son went to Washington last year, light on questions but had to take off shoes, empty my purse, empty all pockets, jewelry, etc to go through the metal detection devices.

7:40 PM  

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