17 février 2020

N.Y. District Will Use Facial Recognition Software, Despite Big Privacy Concerns

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. N.Y. District Will Use Facial Recognition Software, Despite Big Privacy Concerns
Alyson Klein, Education Week, 2020/01/06
I wouldn't exactly call this educational technology, but it's worth noting as no doubt it will eventually be used to serve an educational function. "A New York school district has announced it will begin using controversial facial recognition software for school safety purposes, over the strenuous objections of civil liberties advocates." The district is using an application called AEGIS, developed by SN Technologies a Canadian-based company that sells similar systems for hospitals, retail, banks and casinos. So, um, yay Canada? Secutiry software is big business; the AEGIS system cost the district $3.8 million, and a similar product, the Raptor Visitor Management System, is installed in 32,000 schools across the U.S. More...

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