New Lie Detector for Border and Airport Security Uses AI to Reveal Lies in the Eyes

Converus encourages governments worldwide to use EyeDetect for border security to more accurately identify threats from travelers and airport personnel. Scientifically validated and continually improved using machine learning and artificial intelligence, EyeDetect is 86 percent accurate now at detecting lies via eye behavior. It’s in use by over 500 federal agencies and private companies worldwide that have run thousands of tests.

Travelers with harmful intentions may someday soon have their eyes give them away, thanks to an EyeDetect lie detector test. On the other hand, innocent travelers wrongly accused can be quickly exonerated.

LEHI, Utah – November 28, 2018 –Perhaps in the not-too-distant future, a quick analysis of the eyes may help identify travelers and airport personnel with nefarious intentions.

A relatively new lie detector, EyeDetect by Converus, is the first technology to successfully detect deception in 15 to 30 minutes by analyzing involuntary eye behaviors, such as pupil dilation, eye movements and other features. Examinees simply sit in front of a computer and answer true/false questions.

EyeDetect is currently 86 percent accurate and backed by nine peer-reviewed research studies — which is more research than any single polygraph technique. Its decision model uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to continually improve the technology’s accuracy over time. It’s currently used by more than 500 customers in 40 countries worldwide to test potential and existing employees for involvement in serious crimes, drug use, sabotage, espionage, terrorism and other criminal and unethical behaviors.

“It’s time for the world to rethink the technologies used to enhance border and airport security,” said Converus President and CEO Todd Mickelsen. “This technology is already proven and ready now for implementation.”

In 2016, Midas used EyeDetect on its employees in Spain to assure customers they were trustworthy. As a result, brand confidence increased by 29 percent. Other international customers include the Air Force of Colombia, Ministry of National Security of Jamaica, and numerous international locations for U.S. companies — including Experian, FedEx, McDonalds and Samsung.

By monitoring eye behavior during a true/false test, EyeDetect can be used by governments to screen airport employees and security personnel for a potential insider threat. It can also help identify travelers with terrorist affiliations or those involved in drug trafficking.

Besides using EyeDetect to screen airport employees and security personnel for a potential insider threat, it can help identify travelers with terrorist affiliations or those involved in drug trafficking.

“We’ve created EyeDetect tests covering almost any topic or situation you can imagine, including bribes, counterfeiting, cybercrimes, stealing and more,” said Mickelsen.

Mickelsen also points out that EyeDetect can exonerate those who might appear suspicious but are actually innocent. For example, if illegal drugs were placed in a traveler’s luggage unknowingly by someone else, EyeDetect can help prove the traveler is innocent. For those who may have lost their identification while travelling, Converus has another technology called IdentityDetect that can verify a person’s identity within minutes.

“The whole idea is to make travel safer and easier for all with more trustworthy, user-friendly technologies,” said Mickelsen.

Because the EyeDetect test is automated, Mickelsen says it’s 100 percent unbiased and doesn’t care about a person’s race, gender, age or religion.

“All it cares about is if you’re being truthful or deceptive,” said Mickelsen.