Joined: Apr '11
Age: 50 (M)
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a video filter that is capable of reading whether or not a person is lying. Able to spot small changes in a person's blood flow, the technology can detect whether someone is being genuine or not. Using a process known as Eulerian Video Magnification, the technology enhances subtle movements to a point where a change in someone's pulse can be detected. Originally developed to monitor new a born baby's vital signs, it's now being touted as a possible law enforcement aid. Additionally, the software could be integrated into Google's new glasses and Smartphones; something which could see it appear at poker tables in the near future.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 36 (M)
I can imagine everyone at the tables with their G-glasses on looking all the way around to see if they find something suspicuous, and then someone stands from a table and shouts to the employee: "hey, come on, you put new whiskey on this glass and i asked you for an old one!!!"
somehow, I don't think poker rooms are going towant that technology anywhere near their poker tables. They will probably start by banning any video technology that they don't control or have verified the software that it contains.
Joined: Feb '13
Age: 26 (M)
This sounds pretty cool but I have a few home poker matches and my one buddy, weather hes bluffing or telling the truth he starts to shake lol. so I can't tell wether he is lying or if he has the nuts. Same reaction every time hahaha. GOOD luck at the tables.
Joined: May '12
Age: 24 (M)
Don't think it's gonna work out in the poker tables, though. The ability of reading another player, is related to a certain skill. You can learn body language, learn your opponent, and make decisions on the table accordingly. Using this kind of technology would be like cheating, because no reading skill is further required.
Still nice to hear new innovations of technology, bring up some more.
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 56 (M)
You could interperet the reading wrong thinking that an increase in pulse or blood pressure is nervousness due to a bluff,...instead of it being that buddy figures he's got the knutzzzz and will take down the pot....
None the less,....I don't think the technology will be allowed anywhere near casinos or any OTHER types of gambling places,....nor should it be....
Posted by Mober: If that technology works and has good results, i doubt it will be seen in poker tables. And im talking about the legit games. Do you think for example that they will permit someone using it in WSOP?
Being used by players? No! However, I can see this technology being used by the producers of poker shows to try to entice more people to watch their shows by offering something new and create more suspense and dram into the show.
Joined: Feb '13
Age: 23 (M)
Sure there is technology like that but i doubt it will be used in real poker games. What will be the point of poker then? Checking peoples colours that are changing, looking for something suspicious? Bet and hands will not be important, you'll need to be a good, very good actor i guess
Joined: Jan '13
Age: 26 (M)
I think this technology won't be so perfect as it said.Google glass might see some changing in blood pressure or pulse but will you count for 100% on this?I think you will not.In some situation it could be helpful but not always.
Joined: Nov '12
Age: 48 (M)
I do not believe and casino will ever allow players to use that kind of BS technology to cheat. Make no mistake using that crap would be cheating. It could very fast lead to fights which could escalate very quickly into extreme violence, we are talking about money being at stake and people take that very seriously indeed. be cool and best of luck
Posted by Peremoha: I think this technology won't be so perfect as it said.Google glass might see some changing in blood pressure or pulse but will you count for 100% on this?I think you will not.In some situation it could be helpful but not always.
I would assume that part of the software includes feedback mechanisms so that the longer each player is observed the more accurate the predictions become.
I could see players using this technology to assist them in observing future opponents when they are themselves not playing to check their reads on those opponents