Porn Detection Software ‘Sees’ Genitals and Sex Acts

So-called Chinese "image understanding software publisher" Yang’s Scientific Research Institute is launching software that can detect porn in images and videos on the web.

The company says it is better than software that relies solely on HTML or flesh tones and curves, which it alleges is "not robust at all."  The detection software, called PNWatch is based on what the firm calls Physical Linguistic Vision technologies.

The site goes into graphic and explicit detail showing barely-pixelated pornography images in its case studies. It advantage is that it won’t block clean content.

“Only when some objectionable contents appear on the pictures that we can categorize them into pornography, otherwise, many innocent pictures might be blocked mistakenly,” Yang’s Chief Scientist Tao Yang told the press. (December 02, 2005, Tucson, Arizona, USA.)

The name of all the "detector components" are quite explicit, and discretion is advised.  The list is as follows:

   Woman breast/nipple-detecting component called breast detector.
•    Vulva-detecting component called vulva detector, or, pussy detector
•    Pubic Region-detecting component called pubic hair detector, or, pubic region detector
•    Oral sex-detecting component called oral sex detector, fellatio detector, cunnilingus detector, or, blowjob detector
•    Anus-detecting component called anus detector, or, asshole detector
•    Penis-detecting component called penis detector, or, dick detector
•    Vulva-hand-detecting component called vulva-hand detector, or, hand-touch-pussy detector
•    Sex-position-detecting component consisting of:
1. Missionary, Side entry missionary,
2. Squashing of the deckchair,
2. Peace Sign,
2. Butterfly position,
2. Coital alignment technique,
2. The stopperage,
2. The Yawning Position,
2. Octopus Position,
2. Feet-on-his-shoulders,
2. Doggy, Leapfrog, Froggy, Upright doggy, Spread-eagle, Spoons position, Reverse peace sign, Chambers Fuck, Fraser Mackenzie, Inverted Missionary,
2. Cowgirl sex position/Amazon position, Reverse Cowgirl/Reverse Amazon, Reverse Cowgirl Horizontal, Asian Cowgirl,
2. Horizontal reverse, Armchair, Black bee, Persuading of the debtor, Playing of the cello, Proposal, Split level, Watching the game, Reverse piggy-back, Stand and carry, Standing, Wheelbarrow, etc. It is called intercourse detector, or f*** detector.