Black couple was labelled ‘GORILLAS’ by new Google Photo app! Google apologizes!

Black couple was labelled ‘GORILLAS’ by new Google Photo app! Google apologizes!

A black couple’s photo was mistakenly labelled ‘gorillas’ by the new Google’s Photo app! Google apologized for that misunderstanding after the company was accused of racist blunder.

A black couple’s photo was mistakenly labelled ‘gorillas’ by the new Google’s Photo app! Google apologized for that misunderstanding after the company was accused of racist blunder.

The mistake appeared due to the new app that identifies uploaded photos using its own artificial intelligence software and tags those pictures respectively.

A software developer from New York City brought attention to this mistake as he was one of the people who were involved in the app’s blunder.

The error affected several images in Mr Alcine's collection

The error affected several images in Mr Alcine’s collection

Social media later criticized Google, which acknowledged executive Yonatan Zunger stated that the company had already taken steps to avoid similar mistakes and also added:

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

Despite the incident, Google acknowledged the sensitivity of that terrible mistake as the spokesperson for the company admitted:

We’re appalled and genuinely sorry that this happened.

There is still clearly a lot of work to do with automatic image labelling, and we’re looking at how we can prevent these types of mistakes from happening in the future.

However, users can help improving the system. They simply can delete badly identified image classifications so to help the app improve its accuracy over time, what actually is a technology well-known as machine learning.

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