Category «Voice Stress»

“What Goes Around Goes Around Again”

Ken Brownlee writes about voice stress analysis for Claims magazine. Excerpt: My wife came back from shopping yesterday and told me she had been listening to Clark Howard, the nation’s Number One Cheapskate, on WSB, an Atlanta radio station. She told me that he had said that Lloyd’s of London had decided to take statements …

“Vocal Stress Can Betray You in a Lie”

Julie Novak uncritically reports on Computerized Voice Stress Analysis in this single-source Narragansett Times article. Excerpt: NARRAGANSETT – If you want to tell a lie, don’t tell it to Narragansett Police Lt. Vincent Carlone. The department’s head of detectives has learned how to analyze vocal stress, and with the assistance of a laptop computer he’s …

“Cops Seek Voice of Truth”

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Press Enterprise writer Michael Reich reports on Computerized Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA). Excerpt: HAZLETON — When someone lies to police here, a “truth verification” machine might be able to sense the fib by recording changes in a person’s voice. Hazleton Police Chief Edward Harry says the machine has led to confessions in 75 …

“Police Use of Voice Stress Analysis Generates Controversy”

Margie Wylie reports for the Newhouse News Service in a well-researched article on CVSA. Excerpt: Police departments across the country are buying the controversial Computer Voice Stress Analyzer, which its manufacturer claims can tell when a person is lying merely by the sound of his voice. When a suspect speaks, a computer program “listens” for …

“Insurance Claimants to Face Lie Detector Tests”

Robert Winnett writes for The Sunday Times of London on the plans of British insurance companies to use voice stress analysis to evaluate the veracity of claims. Excerpt: THE voices of claimants who telephone their insurers after an accident or theft will go through a lie detector under radical plans drawn up by some of …

“Voice Stress Analyzer to Be Used for Terrorist Screening”

In a press release with the foregoing title, Tri-Star International of Coronado, California, announces that it is marketing a voice stress analyzer for passenger screening. The press release, distributed by Internet Wire, is reproduced in full here: SAN DIEGO, CA — (INTERNET WIRE) — 10/11/2001 — Tri-Star International announced today their Voice Stress analyzer has …

“Honest, It’s the Truth”

Moira Gunn writes on “Computer Voice Stress Analysis” (CVSA) for SiliconValley.com. Excerpt: Here’s what I call scary technology. Ever hear of a `voice stress analyzer`? It’s almost exactly what it says it is. It’s a technology that purports to measure a selection of inaudible characteristics of the human voice. Of course, it’s the `analyzer` part …

“Bay Area Officers Turn to Voice Analyzer”

Sean Webby of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Excerpt: Bay Area police departments are snatching up one of the latest technological tools in crime-solving — a computerized voice analyzer that’s supposed to determine when the bad guy is telling a lie, just by the sound of his voice. But critics say this $10,000 device …

“New Voice in Lie Detection”

Staff writer Robert Sanchez of the suburban Chicago Daily Herald reports on voice stress analysis. Excerpt: A technique called voice stress analysis claims to make lie detecting as simple as listening to someone talk. Using a computer laptop, special software and a microphone, an interviewer can determine if someone is telling the truth. Local police …