A Utah company says it’s revolutionized truth-telling technology. Experts are highly skeptical.

A Utah company says it’s revolutionized truth-telling technology. Experts are highly skeptical.


Publication Title
The Washington Post
Publication/Creation Date
November 15 2021
Creators/Contributors
Steven Zeitchik (creator)
Todd Mickelsen (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description

"EyeDetect is the product of the Utah company Converus. “Imagine if you could exonerate the innocent and identify the liars … just by looking into their eyes,” the company’s YouTube channel promises. “Well, now you can!” Its chief executive, Todd Mickelsen, says they’ve built a better truth-detection mousetrap; he believes eye movements reflect their bearer far better than the much older and mostly discredited polygraph. Its popularity may be growing: the company says EyeDetect has gone from 500 customers in 2019 to 600 now.

Its critics, however, say the EyeDetect is just the polygraph in more algorithmic clothing. The machine is fundamentally unable to deliver on its claims, they argue, because human truth-telling is too subtle for any data set."

HCI Platform
Ambient
Relation to Body
Around
Related Body Part
Eye
Technology Keywords
Polygraph, Lie Detector
Marketing Keywords
EyeDetect, Conversus
Source
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/11/15/lie-detector-eye-movements-converus/

Date archived
November 18 2021
Last edited
November 18 2021
How to cite this entry
Steven Zeitchik. (November 15 2021). "A Utah company says it’s revolutionized truth-telling technology. Experts are highly skeptical.". The Washington Post. Fred Ryan. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5559