Evidently HP don't have black people testing their softwareMikey 2 comments
Explain this one. HP's new webcams with facial tracking technology don't seem to work on Black people.
The video demonstrated below clearly shows this to be the case, as the gentleman states:
I think my blackness is interfering with the computers ability to follow me.
HP have 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.
While I don't think this is a case of racist software, it's still pretty embarrassing or HP.