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Google App Apologizes for Labeling Black People as Gorillas in Search Engine.


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According to BBC, Google says it is “appalled” that its new Photos app mistakenly labelled a black couple as being “gorillas”.
Its product automatically tags uploaded pictures using its own artificial intelligence software.
The error was brought to its attention by a New York-based software developer who was one of the people pictured in the photos involved.
Google was later criticised on social media because of the label’s racist connotations.
“This is 100% not OK,” acknowledged Google executive Yonatan Zunger after being contacted by Jacky Alcine via Twitter.
“[It was] high on my list of bugs you ‘never’ want to see happen.”
Mr Zunger said Google had already taken steps to avoid others experiencing a similar mistake.
He added it was “also working on longer-term fixes around both linguistics – words to be careful about in photos of people – and image recognition itself – eg better recognition of dark-skinned faces”.
This is not the first time Google Photos has mislabelled one species as another.
However, Google has acknowledged the sensitivity of the latest mistake.
“We’re appalled and genuinely sorry that this happened,” a spokeswoman told the BBC.
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