Fragility of Facial Recognition

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 22, 2009

The December 2009 uproar over 'racist' facial recognition from HP demonstrates an important risk for real world video analytic deployments. For background, watch the viral video with almost 3 million views below:

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