Forget the polygraph, new emotion-reading systems could be virtually impossible to fool

end of the poker face

Old-school lie-detection technology has served its purpose in many, many criminal cases over the years, but it's still not terribly reliable. Polygraph tests measure many different things, including blood pressure, pulse, and perspiration, all of which tend to change when a person is telling a lie, but it's also possible to completely fool the machine. Likewise, false-positives aren't all that uncommon, and that's not good for anyone. Now, new emotion-detection systems are being developed that could call you out if you're lying, or even tell you if you're at risk of a number of different diseases.

In a recent TED talk, Poppy Crum of Dolby Laboratories explained how existing technologies can combine to paint a very accurate picture of what is going on in side the mind and body of a person. Crum declared it "the end of the poker face," but the implications are far greater than a few lost card chips.

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