"The U.S. intelligence community wants to master the art of BS-detection. But instead of improving on pre-existing methods, like polygraph tests or voice-stress analysis, they want to amplify our own, intuitive, “pre-conscious human assessment of trustworthiness.”Everything I've read has said that most people, including professionals, cannot distinguish lies from truths much better than chance. But is it possible that some people might be good at it, and could get even better with some type of training?
Iarpa, the intelligence community’s out-there research unit, is behind the effort to overcome even the sneakiest deceivers."
The problem is that detecting lies might become a truthfulness arms race, where as we get better at detecting, the liars get better at lying.
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