Passport photo checker falsely flags black man’s lips as open mouth

A young black man hoping to renew his passport online was stunned when the automated photo checker mistook his lips for an open mouth.

The facial detection system informs people when it thinks the photo uploaded may not meet strict requirements, which include a plain expression and the mouth to be kept closed.

Joshua Bada used a high quality photo booth image to apply for his passport, with a digital code that he had to note down and enter on gov.uk.

The 28-year-old from...
source: This is Lancashire

2019-09-19 13:20
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