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Friday, January 08, 2010

HP in the racists scoooop!!!

1. Phenominal is the pace at which the IT Sector is growing and Interesting are the ways in which few errors happen one of which I am mentioning down.....

2. The issue has attracted worldwide attention this month, when a US Black man known as "Black Desi" posted a YouTube video that showed his HP webcam built in to its new computers refusing to track his face but on the other hand it could do so just fine for his white friend Wanda.Titled "HP computers are racist", the YouTube video quickly attracted more then 500,000 hits and showed Black Desi's webcam working as it should when his work colleague "White Wanda" stepped in front of the camera, but when "Black Desi" got in front, no face recognition took place.

3. What does HP have to say about it?

"We thank Desi, and the people who have seen and commented on his video, for bringing this subject to our attention," it said in a blog on its help page.

"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," the blog added.

4. So what would have happened is like this !!!!!HP would have conducted all QC tests in their labs which in all probablity would have involved only the whites......HP by now mut have enrolled few Blacks for better QC of their products in their labs......well that was just in good humour....

5. To errrrrr is human.....and to IT errrrr is HP.


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