A black and white pair of co-workers have discovered that HP tracking cams do not see black faces!
“Black Desi” and “White Wanda” put on a video on Youtube explaining their issue. The HP face tracking web cam can see Wanda’s face, but has no reaction whatsoever to Desi’s face!
The video has now attracted over 1,500,000 million views, and HP has issued a response:
“The technology we use is built on standard algorithms that measure the difference in intensity of contrast between the eyes and the upper cheek and nose. We believe that the camera might have difficulty ‘seeing’ contrast in conditions where there is insufficient foreground lighting. We take this seriously and are looking into it with our partners.”