Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Camera's Are Racist!!

If you own a Nikon Coolpix S630 digital camera, there's a good chance you bought it because of its face-detection feature, which can be programmed to take a picture whenever someone smiles, or to automatically send a warning when someone blinks.

There's just one problem . . . the camera is RACIST. Listen to this . . .

Last year, a woman named Joz Wang bought a Nikon face-detecting camera for her mother. But whenever they took a photo, the camera would send a message reading, quote, "Did someone blink?"

But the problem wasn't that they were blinking. It's that Joz and her family are ASIAN, and the camera can't distinguish an Asian person's eye from a non-Asian person's eye that's only partially open.

In other words, the Nikon's Coolpix cameras are racist.

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