HP WEBCAM RACIST

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!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4DT3tQqgRM]
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.”

6 thoughts on “HP WEBCAM RACIST”

  1. Totally an interesting information that HP tracking cams do not see black faces. Still laughing to hear this reading. I hope it will be improve for good tracking. Thanks!

  2. I think HP always focus on giving the best final product readily available in the market. I dont see such racist things should need to discuss further, while this also brings into the knowledge of HP to bring Cam display, brightness or contrast that can give clear display of images.

  3. Totally an interesting information that HP tracking cams do not see black faces. Still laughing to hear this reading. I hope it will be improve for good tracking. Thanks!

  4. Is it really that HP tracking cams do not see black faces? If yes, so have so many chance to happen big crime such as robbery.Because robbers can use black color to their faces for hiding them.

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