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Aegis' goal is to keep kids safe.
To better protect kids, a school district in New York is going to give facial recognition technology a try.
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Next Monday, Lockport City School District will reportedly be the first US public school system to test a facial recognition program on students and staff. The district begins the "initial implementation phase" for the Aegis software suite, the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal reported Tuesday.
Aegis' applications include a facial recognition tool, Sentry, that alerts school officials if anyone from the local Sex Offenders Registry enters a school or if any suspended students, fired employees, known gang members or an affiliate enters a school, according to SN Technology, Aegis' developer. The company also offers Protector, a shape recognition tool that recognizes the top 10 guns used in school shootings and Mercury, a forensic search engine that can review unattended video.
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Lockport City School District and SN Technology weren't immediately available for comment.
Facial recognition tech hasn't had an...
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