Recent charges have been filed against Microsoft Corporation claiming that the new company's new gaming hardware was "racist" against some racial /
Recent charges have been filed against Microsoft Corporation claiming that the new company’s new gaming hardware was “racist” against some racial / ethnic groups. This article will explore this latest allegation against Microsoft in more detail.
Microsoft Corporation has denied any flaws in the game programming of their new motion-sensitive video game control system “Kinect.” It has been claimed by some that the Kinect camera failed to recognize dark skinned players, resulting in the device being dubbed “racist” by several individuals and publications. These claims have been dismissed after video game testing has shown that the issue is actually related to poor lighting rather than player skin tone. Thus, it seems that the recent claims are baseless. Motion sensor game control launched on Thursday, November 4 and was filled with a barrage of complaints that game programming was flawed.
A popular video game testing and review site, Gamespot, claims that there was an error in game programming that caused facial recognition software not to recognize their darker staff members. However, Consumer Reports have said that the problem is not in the game design, but the problem is actually related to bad lighting. Rigorous tests conducted by the magazine show that players of different races and skin tones are properly recognized in properly lit rooms both during the day and at night. However, there was a problem registering all the players when the lighting was dimming in the room. The magazine also commented that the idea of a large company releasing a product that would discriminate against a certain group of people in this way was unthinkable.
The Kinect camera requires sufficient light and contrast to allow it to select facial features and perform facial recognition on players, and video game testing has shown that the camera may be affected if the room is poorly lit, or if dark-skinned players wear dark colored clothing, as contrast is required for the device. software can display properly. This claim is similar to claims made against Hewlett Packard’s Deluxe Webcam model late last year; The webcam features state-of-the-art face tracking technology that will track user’s movement as their face moves in and out of the frame, even zooming in or out as needed.