Thursday, May 26, 2016

Digital Profiling: Radical Solution to Identifying Terrorists

Israeli Start-Up Claims It Can Identify Terrorists by Looking at Their Face
- Simon Tomlinson

Faception, an Israeli start-up, says its technology can spot character traits that are undetectable to the naked eye, and can identify terrorists, pedophiles and ace poker players simply by looking at their face.

The company claims its software classified 9 of the 11 Paris massacre jihadists as terrorists from their facial features. Shai Gilboa, Faception chief executive, said the firm has developed a database of 15 classifiers which are used to determine personality traits with 80% accuracy. 
(Daily Mail-UK)

Israeli Start-Up Says It Can Out Secrets by Analyzing Faces
- Matt McFarland

At a recent poker tournament, Faception predicted which four players out of the 50 amateurs would be the best by analyzing their photos. Two of those four were among the event's three finalists. 

(Washington Post)

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