AI tool used to catch people who lie to police
British scientists have developed a new computer programme that can spot if someone has lied to police about being robbed.
The groundbreaking software analyses the wording of a victim’s statement in order to identify tell tale signs of fake reports.
Spanish police, who have been using the tool, found it was successful in more than 80 per cent of cases helping them to identify 64 false reports in just one week.
Developed by experts at Cardiff University, VeriPol, uses a combination of automatic text analysis and artificial intelligence to recognise when somebody has been lying or exaggerating to the police.
Thousands of false reports are submitted to the police each year with many perpetrators hoping to receive inflated insurance payouts or claims for crimes that never happened in the first place.