Monday, August 14, 2006

TSA Airport Devices Aim to Detect Evil Intent

Read this WSJ article. It's another effort to avoid "profiling." Exerpt:

With one hand inserted into a sensor that monitors physical responses, the travelers used the other hand to answer questions on a touch screen about their plans. A machine measured biometric responses -- blood pressure, pulse and sweat levels -- that then were analyzed by software. The idea was to ferret out U.S. officials who were carrying out carefully constructed but make-believe terrorist missions.

The trial of the Israeli-developed system represents an effort by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to determine whether technology can spot passengers who have "hostile intent." In effect, the screening system attempts to mechanize Israel's vaunted airport-security process by using algorithms, artificial-intelligence software and polygraph principles.

I know, I know. Air terrorism is just a plot by the "US and Israeli military-industrial complex" to sell these machines...
Tags: , , , ,

No comments: