Iowa school district employs AI system to flag ‘bannable’ books

  • In compliance with new state legislation, the Mason City School District is using AI to identify books that might violate new content guidelines.
  • The AI technology scans books to confirm whether they align with the ‘age-appropriate’ and non-explicit content rules set by Senate File 496 (SF 496).
  • The system has already identified 19 books for potential removal from school libraries and classrooms.
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