Xbox Kinect facial recognition not racist says Microsoft
Microsoft has a dream for Xbox Kinect
It's not been an easy climb up the Christmas sales ladder for Microsoft's Kinect, what with reports of the motion-tracking peripheral needing its own unique feng-shui to work properly in your living room. But for all the little niggles, we'd never have gone so far as to call it racist.
The allegations first cropped up on GameSpot, which claimed that during their reviewing process the Kinect had trouble reading the facial expressions of two of its black employees. Kinect apparently recognised the first employee's face "inconsistently" and failed to recognise the second altogether, even though the device worked normally with other GameSpot testers.