Cameras in the Classroom: Facial Recognition Technology in Schools
Date & Time
Sep 16, 2020, 1:00 pm EDT
LocationThis is a Virtual Event.
Cameras in the Classroom: Facial Recognition Technology in Schools is the first report from University of Michigan STPP Program's Technology Assessment Project (TAP). TAP anticipates the implications of emerging technologies using an innovative analogical case study approach. In this report we analyzed the history of similar technologies to identify five consequences of facial recognition technology: 1) it is racist; 2) it brings state surveillance into the classroom; 3) it punishes nonconformity; 4) it commodifies children's data; and 5) it is inaccurate. As a result, we advocate a ban on the use of this technology. This webinar is an opportunity to learn more about the report findings and methods, and ask questions of the authors.