A school district in Lockport, New York, is using facial-recognition technology to enhance security at its eight schools, while opponents raise concerns surrounding privacy, accuracy and racial bias, The New York Times reports. The technology compares detected faces with a list of “persons of interest” compiled by school administrators, including sexual offenders, those prohibited from a school and those deemed “credible threats” by law enforcement. It will also scan for guns. Lockport is the first known public school district in New York to implement the technology.
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