Crazy ideas often come about all in the name of ‘safety’-and as you read the story below you will see how the installing of ‘facial recognition’ systems is a slippery slope indeed and especially in the arena of personal freedom.
“Four school boards in West Virginia have announced that they will install facial recognition technology provided by Rank One Computing.
Speaking to West Virginia Public Broadcasting, the state’s Department of Education director of preK-12, Jonah Adkins, said that the system would allow school boards to create their own databases, which will be stored locally on servers located at the schools.
The technology is being installed by the school boards of Putnam, Taylor, Marion, and Doddridge counties.
ROC has been trialing the technology at the West Fairmont Middle School.
Rather than deploy armed protection in schools, in response to school shootings, schools have been considering facial recognition-enabled surveillance systems.”