Using lie detectors to catch welfare cheats

Despite growing evidence that questions the validity of “normal” lie detectors, the UK is considering using lie detecting software to catch welfare cheats over the phone.

Luckily, there’s sharp criticism coming from welfare advocates. “If people know that their voices are to be analyzed for every blip and tremor, the danger is that genuine claimants will be intimidated into withdrawing their claims, or will have to wait ages for their money while they provide extra evidence.”

Source: IT Week

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