Will facial recognition prevent mass shootings?
A technology company developed a tool that they think will prevent mass shootings by creating a facial recognition system that tracks all of the students within the school. If someone enters the school who isn’t in the system they’ll supposedly set off an alarm.
At first blush, this sounds like a good idea. But upon further consideration, it really doesn’t make much sense. Aren’t most school shooters currently enrolled in the system? Are random strangers walking into schools to commit crimes?
The security improvement does not seem to be worth the privacy concerns.
Jay Mcfarland hosts the JayMac News Show as well as the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Today’s Top Stories
- State parks hope to have new ‘glamping’ campsites available for busy Memorial Day weekend
- Utah Utes let go of Coach K after 10 seasons
- Second Amendment rally at state capitol to push back against new gun laws
- Utah’s number of deaths from COVID-19 jumps to 8
- New dress guidelines announced for male missionaries — in some areas
- Lori Vallow Daybell’s bond reduces to $1 million in Idaho
- Gov. Cox: Misinformation about COVID vaccines is dangerous
- Graduates show Salt Lake City students to stay in school
- Tsunami threat issued after powerful quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica
- Romney supports impeachment trial; new poll shows his support is slipping