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Researchers teach robots to identify false testimony

The first step toward a future courtroom that might one day include robot jurors

It’s basically a given that one day we shall all cede our fates to robots, those mechanical masterminds of our own creation, when they inevitably surpass us in both strength and smarts, and we are either overthrown or pampered into a state of disgusting inactivity, confined to chairs like in Wall-E.

But perhaps defendants in the courtroom will be the first to see their fates controlled by robots. Scientists are teaching robots how to tell if someone is giving false testimony, research that could pave the way for robot jurors, according to an article published by Artificial Intelligence and Law.

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