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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Lie detectors

So Benefit Cheats are now to be rooted out using "voice-risk analysis software" to identify suspect claims.

This re-announcement of a 2005 policy position is somewhat undermined by David Blunkett's claim at the time that it was "crackers". Especially given that David Blunkett was the Works and Pensions Secretary at the time.

The entire technology is dubious at best, but there is a simple way to give the public confidence in the process.

Let's wire up one of these pieces of "voice-risk analysis software" in the House of Commons and watch it perform. Or worse still, run the Party Political Broadcasts through it and watch it explode.

3 comments:

machaseo said...

:-)) Nice one.

Anonymous said...

What about peoples like mine goodself that need time to answer the questions. I've always been for something like this for our politicians, but with a little twist, or an electric shock for every time their voice level changes ( not too much of a shock, just enough to keep their minds on the job in hand ) a little bit. Then maybe have a go at the tax cheats. Cheery Tws.....

Anonymous said...

There are many people with learning disabilities, mental health problems, elderly people and their carers (who already save the state billions of pounds by forming a pool of cheap care) who will be subject to this... and do we harass corporate tax evaders in this way ...nope...

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