Computer beats humans in recognizing real vs. faked pain

03/26/2014 | Reuters

Humans were able to determine if a person was faking pain about 50% of the time, compared with a computer program that analyzed video of people's faces and was right in 85% of cases, according to research in the journal Current Biology. In most cases, the computer program was able to distinguish voluntary from involuntary facial expressions in video images of study subjects who held their arms in either lukewarm or ice-cold water.

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