HP camera ‘can’t see’ black faces

This short movie, uploaded earlier this month, features “Black Desi” and his colleague “White Wanda”.
When Wanda, a white woman, is in front of the screen, the camera zooms to her face and moves as she moves.

But when Desi, a black man, does the same, the camera does not respond by tracking him.

The clip is light-hearted in tone but is titled “HP computers are racist”.

A spokesman for HP has said “HP
has been informed of a potential issue with the facial-tracking
software included on some of its systems, which appears to occur when
insufficient foreground lighting is available,”.

 adding “We take this seriously and are looking into it with our partners.” 

Watch the video for yourself here: