Skype to Add Lie Detector Feature to Internet Phone Service

The BBC News is reporting that Skype is planning to add a lie detector feature to its internet phone service that will allow users to monitor stress levels in conversations with other people.

From the article —

Skype is to offer the KishKish Lie Detector, which is made by BATM, as an add-on for customers.

It analyses audio streams over a Skype call in real time and illustrates the stress levels of the other person.

Skype’s software lets computer users talk to each other for free and make cheap calls to mobiles and landlines.

Paul Amery, director of Skype developer programme said: “This is a really excellent application, and the kind of thing we want to see more of.

“Lie Detector is the latest in a variety of product in our premium add-on programme which greatly enhance the Skype communication experience.”

No price has yet been set on the application, or a roll-out date.

The lie detector is the latest products which Kishkish has designed for Skype users, with others including voice mail and call recorder.

BATM says it hopes to be able to provide Skype users with further additions in the near future.

As well as operating in real time the KishKish device can also record calls for analysis later.

Source: Skype users to get lie detectors