Thursday, December 24, 2009

Are HP Computers Racist?

I saw a mention of this YouTube video on BBC News, where the "face tracking" software doesn't recognize Desi, who is black, but recognizes Wanda, who is white.  Apparently, according to HP, this is a lighting issue and they are looking into it.  The video has over a million views.

In sharp contrast, Wanda Sykes on a 2005 episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm found that Larry David's dog, Sheriff, recognized black people just a little too much.

Twitterversion:: @BBCTech News article on YouTube vid alleging #HP computers are racist. Facial recognition software #Fail. Links avail. @Prof_K

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