Can we trust AI lie detectors?
From the Chips with Everything podcast

How good are you at lying? Could you fool a friend? How about a machine? We’ve recently learned that the EU plans to trial lie detectors equipped with artificial intelligence, or “deception detection”, at border control to combat crime and terrorism.

This got Jordan Erica Webber and Graihagh Jackson wondering about lying – how people learn to tell fibs, whether an AI machine can pick up subtle clues and cues, and if so, can we trust its judgment?

In this special collaboration between the Guardian’s Chips with Everything and Science Weekly podcasts, Webber and Jackson are joined by the social and forensic psychologist Dr Paul Seager, from the University of Central Lancashire, and a reader in computational intelligence, Dr Keeley Crockett from Manchester Metropolitan University. Together, they discuss deceit and whether scientists will one day build a foolproof AI machine capable of detecting our lies.

Listen to the podcast at The Guardian

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