I had read years ago about a nudity detector that had a difficult time with stock images of fancy ice-cream deserts. No more Dairy Queen treats for you Mr. Computer!
Anyways, the computer nudity tests are nonsense, as there are lots images that potentially look like fleshy parts and as some algorithms do, looking for a predominance of skin tones, can easily be defeated simple color space manipulations.
The other embarrassing article is so predictable it took professionals with graduate degrees to bone this up. If I recall correctly, early MIT eigen-face research reports suggested Chinese people looked a lot alike, which obviously means they hadn't all the statistics relevant to the problem. Similarity measures need relative, not absolute measures.
Alternately, for logical consistency, we could admit deserts are intentionally sexy looking, that Chinese do look alike, and some of our species remind us of other species. Just teasing.
Precisely which "numbers don't lie"? I need a refresher!http://news.sky.com/story/1511686/google-photo-app-labels-black-couple-gorillas
Gosh, anybody can add AI and OpenCV, lets make some money.http://www.i-programmer.info/news/105-artificial-intelligence/8731-detecting-nudity-with-ai-and-opencv.html
.... hang on a minute, I'm having another vision...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/jesus-in-taco-edward-garza_n_1752149.html
Recall the line in Star Wars, "These are not the droids we're looking for." One feels for the hapless white person that attempts to use the gorilla exit instead of the human exit in Bank of America.
This will happen soon enough, once robots are demonstrated to be not only unreliable, but criminal, it will be ok to send your horse to the drive-up window, all by himself.
One hopes no more public money gets foolishly spent on nudity detectors. In fact I bet the national debt could be alleviated by a reliable Android and iOS app for obfuscating nude selfies. Get on it, hackers, you might as well make some money off something people can use, rather than the genius idiots and their laughable error-prone vision systems.
Business names are important, perhaps someone can help me on this, a software company based on an animal that writes code as good as any human or computerized programmer. Somewhat mythical, like Incitatus' role in the Senate.