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DIU Developing Enhanced Credibility Assessment Tool

Physiology sensing

DIU Developing Enhanced Credibility Assessment Tool

The Defense Innovation Unit, in partnership with other Department of Defense stakeholders, is developing a new credibility assessment technology called Polygraph+.

The DIU previously selected Presage and Altec to develop prototypes of the enhanced polygraph tool in cooperation with the National Center for Credibility Assessment, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland and Columbia University.

Presage is developing the tool using standard consumer-grade cameras for medical assessment, while Altec is using its decades-long experience creating research and clinical technologies designed to monitor biosignals, the DIU said.

The universities participating in the project will evaluate the prototypes, expected to be completed over the next two years, to ensure the tools comply with health care industry standards and the DOD’s ethical principles for artificial intelligence and standards for accreditation and fielding.

The DOD has been conducting CAs using its existing polygraph tool without updates for decades. With the new technology integrating the advancements in standoff physiology sensing, the DOD expects to improve the usability and accuracy of CA tools.

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