ProPublica Tests “Aggression Detectors” at FSSA

FSSA journalism students played a round of Pictionary in the school library, while the aggression detectors were recording.

Nonprofit news org. ProPublica reached out to Mr. Scheiner’s journalism class at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts’ (FSSA) to help test fit California-based Louroe Electronics’ “aggression detectors” to check for bias, efficacy and accuracy. The devices are supposed to help schools, hospitals and other public places detect aggressive behaviors in hopes of stopping a fight or even worse, a mass-shooting.

Students read from scripts to initially test the device. ProPublica revisited FSSA a second time to complete more testing.

Follow the link that appeared both in ProPublica and on Wired.com to read the full story and read about the results.

https://features.propublica.org/aggression-detector/the-unproven-invasive-surveillance-technology-schools-are-using-to-monitor-students/

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