The United States Department of Homeland Security is developing a new technology that they are hoping will be able to predict whether or not people have bad intentions, according to a Wired article. The technology is being developed under a project called Project Hostile Intent (PHI) and will utilize a large array of surveillance and remote biometrics tools in its operation.
By assessing individuals’ facial expressions, gait, blood pressure, pulse and perspiration DHS is hoping they will be able to decipher who may or may not have criminal intentions. The system is being developed to be effective in assessing people from all cultures, be non-invasive, and to have assessments in real-time.
Other aspects that have been suggested to be included in PHI are thermal imaging, video, audio, and eye tracking. Despite many experts not being convinced of the projects possibility for success, the DHS is planning to trial the technology in a number of airports and border locations by 2010 with a full implementation of the technology at all points of entry into the U.S, by 2012.
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