Is facial recognition the new trend in education tech?

A Seattle-based company is hoping its technology can make schools safer and is offering new facial recognition software to K-12 schools across the country for free. Created by a company called RealNetworks, the SAFR program integrates into schools’ existing digital security cameras as a way to recognize students, staff and visitors in real time. It can be used for a variety of tasks, from vandalism and theft prevention to gatekeeping for school entry to monitoring for potential human threats inside or outside a school. “School safety has become one of…

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