Google Photo App Tags Black Person as Gorilla

Google Apologizes after its Photo App Auto-Tags Black People as Gorillas

The company admitted that it was quite embarrassing and assured that it’s working on resolving these issues.

Jacky Alciné, a black-skinned person, got a shock of his life after Google’s Photo app auto-tagged his images under the caption Gorilla. He then shared the images of this photo error on his Twitter account as a proof, after which the relevant authorities from Google sent an apology mail to him within an hour.

Google proudly released its Photos App 30 days back which, according to the company, had a distinguishing ability of not only recognizing people and animals, but also daily objects like food, buildings, landscapes, etc. However, the app clearly required more testing before being released to the public. This is something Google also accepts and is quite embarrassed about.

After this sad incident, Chief Social Architect at Google Yonatan Zunger conceded that this app still needs a lot of improvements and that their team is working on these issues to avoid this problem in the future.


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