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Facial recognition replaces class register in Swedish trial

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Facial recognition replaces class register in Swedish trial
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A school in Sweden is using facial recognition technology to replace the class register.

Students' faces are scanned by a camera when they enter the classroom at the school in Skellefteå.

Trialled this autumn, teachers are happy to continue with the time-saving method.

One calculation says that teachers at this high school use a total of 17,000 hours a year for attendance reporting. It was the main reason for the experiment, says Rector Jörgen Malm, who thinks that it worked well and that the technology was "quite safe".