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Black Desi and white Wanda....

 
 
Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 08:45 am
Have you seen this video on HP facial recognition softwear?



Strange, huh?

 
Intrepid
 
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Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 09:01 am
@boomerang,
Is this really racist, or a technology problem?

i.e. does the bright florescent lighting in the background interfere with the tracking characteristics?

I would want to see a test in a controlled situation to determine whether this is the way the system was programmed or the way it is being shown.
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 09:05 am
what is the purpose of the software

if it was used for security purposes and it only followed the black guy he'd say that was racist too

i'm gonna have to check on this software (i'm thinking of calling shenanigans on this video)
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 09:11 am
@djjd62,
so this designed for webcam use?

sit in front of your computer, how much moving around do you need to do?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 09:11 am
@Intrepid,
I'm certain it's a technological (read as software) fault.

http://government.zdnet.com/?p=4867
http://epic.org/privacy/facerecognition/
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 09:16 am
I'm sure it's just a glitch. Desi had a good sense of humor about the whole thing -- I don't think he was really accusing HP of racism, just pointing out that their camera didn't recognize his face.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 09:22 am
@boomerang,
Though it makes me wonder if the software developer actually tested their program for this kind of major coding flaws.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 11:02 am
Fascinating. I'm not techno-savvy enough to make any guesses as to why the camera acts as it does but it's a thought-provoking glitch.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 11:21 am
@boomerang,
Kinda tells you about the demographic makeup of HP's coders.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 12:07 pm
@boomerang,
Maybe it's gender biased and only tracks women. Smile They need more testing.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 22 Dec, 2009 01:53 pm
@rosborne979,
Now there's a great guess! Everyone's been hipped on the race angle, nobody's mentioned sexism.
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