Incident 214: SN Technologies Reportedly Lied to a New York State School District about Its Facial and Weapon Detection Systems’ Performance

Description: SN Technologies allegedly misled Lockport City Schools about the performance of its AEGIS face and weapons detection systems, downplaying error rates for Black faces and weapon misidentification.


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Alleged: SN Technologies developed an AI system deployed by Lockport City School District, which harmed Black students.

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Facial Recognition Company Lied to School District About its Racist Tech · 2020

Documents reveal Lockport Schools' facial recognition tech has mistaken broom handles for guns and has misidentified Black students at much higher rates.

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