The face tracking feature of the HP web cam will not recognize or track black faces.
This is pretty funny – you’d have to wonder how they’d code such software that only worked on white (that is, not-black) faces. You’d think that face detection software would work on blacks and whites, but apparently not.
UPDATE: HP responded. Here’s how to create software that is racist:
We are working with our partners to learn more. 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.