HP Webcam's Facial-Tracking Software Can't Recognize Black Faces

"This is awkward," Live Leak writes. "It appears that HP's new webcams, which have facial-tracking software, can't recognize black faces, as evidenced in the video below." The video features two co-workers (one white, one black) doing some testing -- see the results for yourself.

But know that HP has already responded:

"We are working with our partners to learn more. 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."


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