Is Cisco's TV Promotion Unethical?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 27, 2010

In April 2010, an American TV show included a paid promotion that featured a demonstration of Cisco's video surveillance manager performing facial recognition. The show prominently displayed the Cisco brand and the name of Cisco's actual video surveillance product. However, it centered on a feature that Cisco does not have - integrated facial recognition. Furthermore, it featured an application that is likely impossible (without significant errors) - matching a face in real time from a 15-20 foot wide FoV with a 30 - 45 degree angle.

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