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MSNBC Interviews Dr. Roman Yampolskiy on Virtual Sleuths

Facial recognition software tools has the possibility of identifying suspected terrorists creating a "biometrics for the virtual world," said Roman Yampolskiy, a computer scientist at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He and his colleagues envision a future where software can identify bots and humans based on anything from their poker-playing strategies to the appearance of their virtual avatars in games such as "Second Life."

"We have software for data collection, avatar detection and avatar face recognition," Yampolskiy said. "All are experimental and need to be improved in their accuracy and ease of use. We have also begun work on chat bot vocabulary profiling, artificial voice identification, etc."

Visit http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44035073/ns/technology_and_science-innovation/t/virtual-sleuths-unmask-online-villains/ for the full interview.

 

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