THE GUARDIAN: The race to create a perfect lie detector – and the dangers of succeeding

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Release date: 5/9/2019

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The polygraph remained popular though – not because it was effective, but because people thought it was. “The people who developed the polygraph machine knew that the real power of it was in convincing people that it works,” said Dr Andy Balmer, a sociologist at the University of Manchester who wrote a book called Lie Detection and the Law.

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TitleThe race to create a perfect lie detector – and the dangers of succeeding
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date5/09/19
DescriptionThe polygraph remained popular though – not because it was effective, but because people thought it was. “The people who developed the polygraph machine knew that the real power of it was in convincing people that it works,” said Dr Andy Balmer, a sociologist at the University of Manchester who wrote a book called Lie Detection and the Law.
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/05/the-race-to-create-a-perfect-lie-detector-and-the-dangers-of-succeeding
PersonsAndy Balmer