HP's Webcam Software doesn't like 'Black People'

HP has new webcam software that allows its PC webcams to track faces “Unless you're black”. That means when you're talking to your friends and family across the miles, you can move about the frame and the camera will follow you. In the video, a customer named Desi and his coworker, Wanda, demonstrated the flaw […]

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HP has new webcam software that allows its PC webcams to track faces “Unless you're black”. That means when you're talking to your friends and family across the miles, you can move about the frame and the camera will follow you. In the video, a customer named Desi and his coworker, Wanda, demonstrated the flaw and posted the video on YouTube. “n a non-angry way, the man calls out HP computers as being racist. For the holidays, the man purchased an HP MediaSmart computer, and as evident from the video, the webcam on it seems to be calibrated to track white skin tones, but not black ones. The man welcomes a response from HP, but so far, no clear cut explanations have been given.”

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