Lie detection using facial muscle monitoring and machine learning, with Dino Levy

A talk with Dino Levy about his team’s lie detection research, which used monitoring of facial muscles and machine learning to detect lies at an impressively high 73% success rate. Their paper was titled “Lie to my face: An electromyography approach to the study of deceptive behavior.” Topics discussed include:

  • The setup of the study, and the theoretical causes of the findings
  • How this method compares to polygraph technology (lie detector machines)
  • Applications of the technology
  • Thoughts on ideas of the universal nature of emotion-related behavior
  • Speculations on using these findings to analyze poker players

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