ITALY - Computer Detects If You Are Lying

Arno Froese

According to researchers at the University of Padova in Italy, how a person moves a mouse when answering questions on a computer may reveal whether or not they’re lying. The finding has the potential to identify everything from fake online reviews and fraudulent insurance claims to pedophiles and terrorists, the team suggests.

During the study, which involved 60 students at the University of Padova, participants answered a series of questions—some of which were unexpected. Half were told to assume a false identity and given time to practice it.

The truthful individuals slid their mouse directly to an answer. The dishonest individual took a longer, indirect path to their answer.

“Our brain is built to respond truthfully. When we lie, we usually suppress the first response and substitute it with a faked response,” said Giuseppe Sartori, lead researcher and a University of Padova professor.

However, there are limitations to the approach—artificial intelligence is only as good as the data it’s trained on. Sartori said more subjects need to be studied to ensure the results accurately reflect all human behavior.

The team’s next step is to examine the differences between how honest and dishonest individuals type on a keyboard when answering questions., 21 June 2017

Arno's commentary

This invention brings us another step closer toward the ultimate control. Mankind, under the leadership of the god of this world, is creating technology unknown heretofore. In the end, manmade technology will become the ultimate authority, even having the potential to eliminate crime, thereby uniting the world. For that reason, Antichrist will triumph and declare himself to be god.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

Read more from this author

ContactAbout UsPrivacy and Safety