Monday, December 21, 2009

HP Computers are Racist?

OK, this is an interesting problem. It seems that the HP face-tracking webcams can't track the face of some black people. HP says there's a problem with their software in some cases where there is "insufficient foreground lighting".

I have no idea how hard it is to develop a program to do facial recognition, but let's assume it's hard. Wouldn't you think you'd have tested it with more than just Caucasian people?

I'm just sayin.

Face Tracking HP Webcams Can't Track Black Faces: "Face Tracking HP Webcams Can't Track Black FacesSee video for full details.

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