Facial-recognition data is typically used to prompt more vending machine sales.

  • @redcalcium
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    183 months ago

    Imagine a racist vending machine. The face recognition system think this customer is black with 81% confidence. Let’s increase the price of grape soda! Oh look, a 32 year old white woman (79% confidence). Better raise the price of diet coke!

    • @SpaceCowboy@lemmy.ca
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      23 months ago

      In Japan they had some kind of facial recognition on vending machines selling cigarettes that would determine the age of the person in attempt to prevent kids from buying cigarettes. But it only worked for Japanese people.

      Stupid racist vending machine wouldn’t sell me smokes!

        • @SpaceCowboy@lemmy.ca
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          13 months ago

          It’s cool, I quit years ago.

          Also I was in a diverse group of people and we were able to do some science. Fortunately we had a Japanese person in the group which allowed me to purchase the smokes. But yeah, it failed on everyone that wasn’t Japanese.

    • @Hamartiogonic@sopuli.xyz
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      13 months ago

      When you use a generated face with a mixture of white and black features, that’s when it gets interesting. Maybe you can even cause an integer overflow.