The social history & future developments in the science of lie detection
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For generations, people have tried to find ways of testing whether someone is lying. From highly dubious tests for a witch, to the invention of the polygraphs used by the CIA and the new covert phonic detection algorithms and sophisticated truth serums of today. Will explores their development, whether it's really possible to beat them & demonstrates them with a live interrogation.
Will Watling runs Cheltenham SitP which he started in Nov 2010. When he's not designing wealth management software, he's running kids from A to B, or walking his two Cocker spaniels. He did a joint honors degree in RE and Science and has a keen interest in topics like evolution vs creation and the phenomenon of belief, especially cults. He also speaks at SitP on "The Omega Course - how to decommit from Christianity" and "An Intro to 3D photography & film making". He loves adrenaline sports and has a) shark dived with 8ft greys, b) skydived, c) raced Formula Renault at Thruxton & d) built a 1 man helium airship to take photos of landmarks from a birds eye view... which one hasn't happened yet?