FR “is likely to mimic the impacts of school resource officers (SROs), stop-and-frisk policies, and airport security,” all of which “purport to be objective and neutral systems, but in practice they reflect the structural and systemic biases of the societies around them,” the study says.
“All of these practices have had racist outcomes due to the users of the systems disproportionately targeting people of color,” the researchers wrote.
The technology further stands to “normalize the experience of being constantly surveilled starting at a young age” and holds the possibility of “mission creep,” the researchers warned, “as administrators expand the usage of the technology outside of what was originally defined.”
According to lead author Shobita Parthasarathy, STPP director and professor of public policy, “The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous.”
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction