Saturday, July 25, 2015

AZ U.S. REP. MCSALLY HOSTS DEMONSTRATION ON UA TECHNOLOGIES

July 24, 2015 


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today hosted a Congressional demonstration on deception detection technologies developed at the University of Arizona (UA). The technology identifies typing, scrolling, and other computer use patterns to capture signals associated with deceptive or suspicious behavior. 
“The possible applications for this technology are limitless,” said Rep. McSally. “Any process that uses an electronic form, whether it’s for background checks or visa applications, carries the potential for deception, and this technology would help our government personnel better detect that deception and make smarter decisions. I’m proud to be able to showcase this technology, its potential uses within our government, and the great innovation happening at the University of Arizona.”
“The government runs on information and has a form for everything,” said University of Arizona Professor Dr. Joe Valacich. “The problem becomes organizing and optimizing the use of that data. Our technology solves that problem so the government can be faster, more accurate, and more efficient.” 
In June, Rep. McSally questioned witnesses during a Committee on Homeland Security hearing about the potential uses of this technology to improve border security. Her questioning can be viewed HERE

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