Will new Lie Detector App change job interviews forever

The job application process is a stressful one for most people. From perfecting your CV to looking at query letter examples if you want to go into writing to taking pre-enrollment tests if you want to work in certain fields. And now, it’s going to be getting even more stressful for applicants as some companies are looking to introduce a lie detector to their initial interview.

A new app uses cameras to detect facial expressions commonly made when people lie. Companies may start using it during the hiring process. Here’s what you need to know.

HOW IT WORKS

  • MIT researchers fed a computer huge amounts of data including pictures of facial expressions showing human emotion
  • Originally developed as idea to help people with autism
  • The intelligent video software can overlay your camera video and record your emotional states on the fly
  • More powerful and elaborate versions of this intelligent video software are in development.

MANY USES

  • More than a lie detector
  • Business workers may life it for its ability to read whether someone negotiating a deal intends to commit to a deal
  • Job interviewers could opted to interview a potential hire over video chat so that they can see if potential candidates are telling the truth Advertisers see it as a way to measure how consumers respond to TV commercials
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