HP Face Tracking Software Blind to Black People

Evidently, HP didn’t bother to test its new face-tracking web cam software with black people during research and development, as demonstrated in this funny YouTube video.  I wonder if it detects egg on faces? 

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HT: Sociological Images

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One thought on “HP Face Tracking Software Blind to Black People

  1. I’ve written face detection software, and I understand where H-P is coming from. I’m sure they did test with African, Indian, Asian, European and Native American faces. But lighting matters – poor lighting on a face with dark skin (doesn’t have to be African) will read much differently than poor light on lighter skin.
    The camera just sees pixels; it doesn’t know African from European from a pumpkin.

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