Monday, December 21, 2009

Is The HP Computer Racist?

"The HP Webcam does not pick up negroes," says Desi, a black man who bought a new HP Mediasmart computer with facial recognition software. This allows a web camera to recognize a human face and follow that person. Trouble is, if your skin is too dark it seems to have trouble recognizing you. Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) would love this thing. In the video below, we see Desi and a white co-worker named Wanda as they demonstrate the facial recognition software on a new HP Mediasmart computer. It follows Wanda just fine, but Desi seems invisible to the machine. Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed