[TriLUG] this is a serious question - how to detect things in photos with Linux

Ben Rose benrose3d at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 23:33:32 EST 2012

I saw there was a presentation by Nintendo about how they tried to detect
people drawing penises on the wii hangouts or whatever they're called.  Not

On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Background: I have been tasked with building the technical end of a 21st
> century photo booth, the kind you sit in that used to spit out four photos,
> for a company on the Outer Banks.  Instead of printing out photos said
> company wants to upload photos to their Facebook page, website, etc..
> perhaps even Tweet them.
> Easy enough, right?  (famous last words)  Get a Linux
> single-board-computer (one with wi-fi to connect to the office network and
> Internet), a webcam, write some simple scripts and success!
> But that said, being as this will be an automated process and people are
> people I need to come up with a way to detect boobs, butts and junk (yes,
> I'm serious) to filter and objectionable pictures before they are uploaded.
> Has anyone done anything like this?  I've seen some projects on-line that
> shoots water at squirrels eating birdseed and whatnot and maybe that's the
> way.
> Does anyone have any ideas?
> Greg
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