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Will Students Benefit From Facial Recognition? No.

February 29, 2024


The headline of the lead article in the Feb. 27, 2024, edition of Inside Higher Ed says, “Facial Recognition Heads to Class. Will Students Benefit?”

I have an answer to the question posed at the end: no.

No, facial recognition will not benefit students. It will not benefit instructors. It will not benefit institutions. Instruments of surveillance and social control have no relevance to learning and human development. This is not a concept that needs testing or exploration.

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