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    Default HP webcam is racist!

    I don't know whether it's a good idea to post this, but I find it damn funny.
    In summary, HP webcam fails to perform face tracing of individuals with darker skin tone (black people)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4DT3...layer_embedded

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    Default Re: HP webcam is racist!

    I think it is more like not enough contrast on the whole face so they cannot trace
    like cant recognise that it is a face
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    Default Re: HP webcam is racist!

    Whoever did their face tracking didn't think too hard, so they'll need to re-think the software.

    The developer probably didn't try testing it on anyone but Caucasians.

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    face recognition algorithm got to do with black and white pixel. probably the algo only see black pixel hence no processing..
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    Default Re: HP webcam is racist!

    Hahah funny. No need to go far. Don't you all realize all along the camera metering has always been racist too.

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    Default Re: HP webcam is racist!

    "Face detection" not working??

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    Default Re: HP webcam is racist!

    The face detection technology is built on standard algorithms that measure the difference in intensity of contrast between certain features of a face such as the eyes and the upper cheek and nose. If there are insufficient foreground lighting, the camera might have difficulty 'seeing' contrast and therefore not recognizing the face.
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    Default Re: HP webcam is racist!

    Lol, I understand why the webcam won't work, but why everyone so serious and talking about the technology behind it. It's meant for laughter only ma..

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