Facial recognition in schools: Even supporters say it won't stop shootings
When Lisa Falzone, CEO of weapons detection company Athena Security, was researching how to use AI to help stop school shootings, she said she quickly saw issues with facial recognition.
Her company's product is used by a school in Pennsylvania and a mosque in New Zealand. Athena Security is focused on detecting weapons rather than faces. That means it doesn't rely on a watchlist, like facial recognition does.
"We didn't see facial recognition as a good way to solve the problem," Falzone said. "When we looked more into it, we saw a lot of privacy issues."