Gizmodo: Schools Are Using AI to Check Students’ Social Media for Warning Signs of Violence

Gizmodo: Schools Are Using AI to Check Students’ Social Media for Warning Signs of Violence. “In the hopes of deterring violence, schools are turning to big data analytics to examine social media posts for the earliest signs of violence—depression, resentment, and isolation. Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Massachusetts has turned to Social Sentinel, a data analytics company that says it can use the type of threat detection police agencies use to identify students at risk. But experts worry student social media mining, even with the best intentions, is a slippery slope to treating students the way we treat suspects.”

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