Researchers teaching computers how to listen for lies

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The person’s speech provides all the cues to detect deception.

A professor of computer science at Columbia University, Julia Hirschberg, may spell trouble for a lot of liars. That’s because Dr. Hirschberg is teaching computers how to spot deception — programming them to parse people’s speech for patterns that gauge whether they are being honest.

 

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Teaching Robots to Deceive Humans

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A group of roboticists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are teaching robots to deceive.

A group of roboticists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are teaching robots to do something you wouldn’t normally peg as a good thing: deceiving others. Why would a robot need to do that? It’s a fine line, the researchers say, but it could be very beneficial.

 

 

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FDA Pressured to Take On Food Fraud

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Of the hundreds of customers who bought 10 million pounds of mislabeled Vietnamese catfish — including national chains and top rated restaurants –only one or two caught the deception

The expensive “sheep’s milk” cheese in a Manhattan market was really made from cow’s milk. And a jar of “Sturgeon caviar” was, in fact, Mississippi paddlefish.  Some honey makers dilute their honey with sugar beets or corn syrup, their competitors say, but still market it as 100 percent pure at a premium price.

 

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Voting Opens For Angry Mermaid Award For Most Detrimental Climate Lobbying

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The damaging impacts of corporate lobbying on international efforts to fight climate change are exposed today with the announcement of the eight candidates for the Angry Mermaid Award 2009.

The Angry Mermaid Award is named after the iconic Copenhagen mermaid who is angry about the destruction being caused by climate change

Thousands of members of the public are expected to vote at www.angrymermaid.org between today and Sunday 13 December for the candidate which they believe has done the most to sabotage effective action to tackle climate change.

Lobby groups representing oil, coal, aviation, the chemicals industry and emissions trading are all on the shortlist for the Angry Mermaid Award 2009, alongside biotech company Monsanto, oil giant Shell and energy company Sasol. The winner of the angry mermaid award will be announced at the Copenhagen climate talks on Tuesday 15 December 2009.

The eight nominees for the Angry Mermaid Award are:

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Head of Greenpeace Admits Climate Change Exaggeration

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Gerd Leipold, the current Executive Director of Greenpeace, has just come out on the BBC program Hardtalk and admitted that they had ‘emotionalized’ issues surrounding the melting of the polar ice-caps in a report released on July 15th.

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