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Google is taking heat for what one company exec described as an, “ordinary machine learning trouble,” when the company’s Photos app automatically tagged a black couple as “Gorillas,” using so called “artificial intelligence.”

Digital Rev reports:

….the intelligence seemed to be lacking when Jacky Alcine – a New York-based software developer – encountered a major flaw in the app, which made a massive racist blunder labelling a black couple (a photo that includes Alcine in it) in a photo as “gorillas”.

Google Gorillas

Google exec Yonatan Zunger took to twitter to address the “mistagging”:

Google exec on Gorillas

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7 Responses

  1. Jacquline

    “We’re sorry??” Wth?? We need a little bit more than a ‘we’re sorry’- we need to see proof that this type of “accident” is not going to happen again! I mean, really, WTH??!! I tell you what, I’m feeling emotionally damaged from their ‘mistake’. They might want to really fix this and really fast.

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    • jwnoord

      Wow, What would the app call me? We need to stop getting offended by words. Seriously, as a white man I have been called every name (good AND bad) there is did defense is I have no recourse, I am fair game and have no protection from ANY organization. Thus far no physical or “lasting” emotional damage. Self esteem is not covered by the constitution.

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      • jwnoord

        Wow, What would the app call me? We need to stop getting offended by words. Seriously, as a white man I have been called every name (good AND bad) there is no defense and I have no recourse, I am fair game and have no protection from ANY organization. Thus far no physical or “lasting” emotional damage. Self esteem is not covered by the constitution. We need to get together as a nation and make life better for ALL!

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