Monday, June 28, 2010

ChatRoulette Creating Penis-Recognition Algorithm to Block Problematic Users

ChatRoulette is a really interesting idea, but it has one significant problem; an 'impressive' percentage of male users who use the site to flash unsuspecting people. Hopefully that will soon be a thing of the past. (via)

"There's something exhilarating about meeting someone new, whether it's in a coffee shop or online. That is, until your new pal pulls a Lyndon Johnson and gets really friendly.

That sort of behavior is pretty common on Chatroulette, where users can "meet" and chat with random people with a click of a mouse. But to cut down on the parade of penises, the service is planning to add image-recognition software that will filter out shots of male genitalia, TechCrunch reports.

Changes could also include a system that flags users who are consistently "nexted" -- skipped past -- presumably because they are exposing themselves or otherwise being disgusting.

1 comment:

  1. SEXISM!!!!! This is totally unfair. The only way to make it fair is to create a female intimate body parts recognition system and use it too. It's unfair to block male parts but allow female parts....ok, it's unfair but I'm all for it.


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