AI Lie Detectors Could Soon Police the Borders

Dec. 18, 2018
AI Lie Detectors Could Soon Police the Borders


GovernmentCIO recently published an article on how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is still considering AI kiosks at border control and customs checkpoints.

Central to the article is the DHS-funded development of AVATAR, the Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real Time, created by University of Arizona Regents' Professor Jay Nunamaker and his team at the Center for the Management of Information.

"Face recognition and other biometric systems are increasingly common in airports, but the goal behind putting AI systems into the checkpoint process is to move from biometrics to biomarkers of people trying to pull a fast one at the border — essentially, a multifaceted digital polygraph," writes Kevin McCaney in "AI Lie Detectors Could Soon Police the Borders. "Proponents say it could make the process more effective and more efficient, keeping disruption to a minimum."

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